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Walla Walla's Adam West Day Batman song - the rest of the story
"It was uncanny coincidence and timing that I would end up living in Adam West's home town, record Batman at all after so many years, and then by chance release it as part of a new album just before Adam West died, wow."
By: DJM Publishing
The event was golden with showing of the Starring Adam West movie, lighting of the bat signal on the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel, and live performances of a unique and original version of Batman (written by Daniel Minteer and performed live with popular singer/songwriter Debra Arlyn).
And the rest of the story?
For thirty-nine years, this distinctive musical tribute song to the original Batman TV series was shelved until its unveiling on the 2017 album, Calling All Aliens (by MINTEER), ironically recorded in Walla Walla and released just months prior to Adam West's death.
Says Walla Walla music artist Daniel Minteer, "He's another great hero gone missing. Adam West and Batman left a memorable mark on so many in so many ways. Having grown up watching the 1960s Batman TV series with Adam West and with all the musical influences from that era, it seemed only fitting given my love of music that I would later write my own rock and roll version of Batman in 1978 just after graduating from high school. Back then I distinctly remember telling people, 'If they ever come out with another Batman movie, I have just the song, ha ha ha!'
Our band High Voltage used to perform Batman back in the day, and I can clearly recall our bass player adding some cool laughs in the verses. Fun times. Though it was a favorite tune to play, I never officially recorded it until this past year for inclusion on the Calling All Aliens album. I tried to stay true to my original rock anthem."
Minteer continued, "It was uncanny coincidence and timing that I would end up living in Adam West's home town, record Batman at all after so many years, and then by chance release it as part of a new album just before Adam West died, wow. And now this awesome Adam West Day in Walla Walla."
See Walla Walla's Adam West Day/Batman tribute on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_
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