Song of the Day, October 21: That’s Really Super, Supergirl by XTC

XTCSupergirlToday’s song is That’s Really Super, Supergirl by XTC. It appears on their brilliant 1986 album Skylarking. Written by vocalist Andy Partridge, it bears his distinctive wry stamp. As the title indicates, it’s sung to Kara Zor-El, Superman’s heroine cousin. The narrator is a depressed beau, tired of Supergirl’s frequent heroic absences and suspicious of her multiple identities. Partridge stikes a perfect balance of bitter and bemused and delivers a fine vocal. Enjoy this charmingly skewed look at just what super can get up to today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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