What’s with the Spiderman theme?

Joe Posnanski has a great rant about the inanity of the Spiderman theme song. A sample:

In the chill of night

At the scene of a crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time

This is where the song sort of goes its own way … this isn’t even part of the regular tune. I mean, it’s good stuff, inspiring and moody, but it’s like the piano section of “Layla,” it doesn’t seem to have much to do with the rest of the song. And my theory is this is when the Spiderman songwriters hit the big E on the inspiration gas tank. I can only imagine that at this point they started timing the song over and over and saying, “How long is that? Forty seconds? Is that long enough? Add a couple of more whistles. OK, now how long? Why does thing have to be a minute long? Can’t we just stop here? Come on? How about a few more horns in the song?”

Nope, they had to keep going. And the song went dramatically downhill at this point.

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