Friday, May 02, 2008

I Am Iron Man

Hey, guess what comes out today? I had virtually no interest in this movie when they announced they were making it. My childhood comic book palette consisted primarily of Spider-Man, Hulk, Punisher, Wolverine, Batman, and Groo... no Iron Man. But things started to get intriguing as more news started coming out, particularly the casting of Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard (who is apparently a huge fan of the comic). Director Jon Favreau & company seemed to be genuinely working hard to make sure this was done right. And then the trailer hit and aside from the obvious usage of Black Sabbath's Iron Man (eyes were rolling), I gotta say it got me pretty pumped for this.

Bud E. Luv - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]

Lounge Brigade - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]

The Bad Plus - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]

The Cardigans - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]
The Cardigans - Iron Man (First Try) [originally by Black Sabbath]
The "First Try" version is from their b-sides/rarities collection Other Side of the Moon. The Swedish band also cover Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Ozzy's Mr. Crowley... guess they're big fans.

UPDATE 05/03/20008:
Thanks to Boyhowdy for a couple more Iron Man covers including his personal favourite, an instrumental by Four Tet.

Four Tet - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]

Giant Sand - Iron Man [originally by Black Sabbath]

1 comment:

boyhowdy said...

Love the Cardigans covers. But my favorite version of this song has ALWAYS been this moody, dreamy instrumental from Four Tet.

Four Tet, Iron Man

Also this version from Giant Sand, which is awesomely strange and mystical. I THINK I got it from Steve over at Cover Freak...

Giant Sand, Iron Man

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