Let me see if I can even explain this one. Supervillains is an aural tribute to the pantheon of megalomaniacal geniuses from ’80s pop culture, back before fictional bad guys had to have a more logistically manageable agenda than ruling the world/universe. The equally evil remix geniuses known as Suckadelic basically combine sound clips, quotes, the sound effects from old video games, hip-hop style musical backing and the occasional snippet of soundtrack music to create a meeting of the minds that no superhero in his right mind would want to face – or at least hear from all at once.

The villains we’re talking about here are sound clips from classic Galactica’s Baltar and his Cylon minions, Gargamel, Skeletor, Ming the Merciless, and even Mezmeron, the overlord of the animated Pac-Man’s ghost monsters. And those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Music from all of those shows seep into the proceedings, along with sound clips from Atari 2600 games like Missile Command, Yars’ Revenge, and Space Invaders. In short, the stuff that world and/or universal domination in the ’70s and ’80s was made of. – bad guys you love to hate.

But will you love to hate Supervillains? I’ve found it best to try to absorb this occasionally hilarious sound-montage-over-breakbeats in small doses. I’d probably have to be on something to take the 3 out of 4whole CD in one sitting. Many of the clips are hysterically funny out of context, mashed up against each other and pureéd into a big foamy mess of nostalgia. After just a few tracks, though, it becomes readily apparent that most of these songs are drawing from the same material, and only the emphasis is changing.

But in small doses? Supervillains is diabolically funny stuff.

Order this CD

  1. Intro (2:04)
  2. Supervillain Fanfare (3:35)
  3. Traitors In The Midst (1:21)
  4. March Of The Suckbots (3:45)
  5. Powergrabs (3:33)
  6. Eternia’s Greatest (5:12)
  7. Cobra Stops The World (5:02)
  8. Mean Ol’ Wizard (4:03)
  9. Ball Of Evil (4:41)
  10. Gremlin Dust (5:35)
  11. Behold, Galvatron! (4:15)
  12. Plots And Schemes (2:45)
  13. The Malice Of Mezmeron (3:11)
  14. Master Of The World (2:50)
  15. Villain Invader Break (1:22)
  16. Hail Ming! (Ruler Of The Universe) (6:01)
  17. Trial By Stone (3:33)
  18. Galactic Super Battle (3:59)
  19. The Price (6:05)
  20. Bonus Track: The Nightmare (2:36)

Released by: Suckadelic Records
Release date: 2004
Total running time: 75:28