Superman (Lazlo Bane song)

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"Superman"
Song by Lazlo Bane from the album All the Time in the World
Released 25 July 2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:43 (Album Version)
3:38 (Soundtrack Version)
Writer Chad Fischer, Chris Link, Tim Bright[1]
Producer Chad Fischer

Superman” is a song by the American band Lazlo Bane, from their album All the Time in the World. It is most noted for being the theme song to the American TV series Scrubs.

Overview[edit]

"Superman" was first released on the soundtrack album for the film The Tao of Steve in 2000,[2][3] a year prior the first appearance in Scrubs, though it was not featured in the film itself.[4]

Zach Braff, the star of Scrubs, suggested the use of the song as the theme to executive producer Bill Lawrence,[5] and also directed the song's music video.[6] It shows behind-the-scenes footage from the Scrubs set and features several of the show's cast members, including Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke and Ken Jenkins. The video was filmed at the abandoned North Hollywood Medical Center, which doubles as the show's location Sacred Heart Hospital. "Superman" was also included on the Scrubs' soundtrack.

The soundtrack version of the song, both Scrubs' and The Tao Of Steve's, omits the intro count-in which is present on the album All the Time in the World.

A small video productions company, Clay Cow Productions, made their own music video for the song,[7] which was praised by Chad Fischer.

"Superman" samples the drum track of "Impeach The President" by '70s soul group The Honey Drippers.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by The Blanks, who played members of Ted's Band, The Worthless Peons, on Scrubs. Their version was featured as the outro to the final episode of the eighth season, "My Finale", during the run of the blooper reel. It also opens the band's album Riding the Wave.

"Superman" was also covered by American singer-songwriter WAZ.[8] This version was used as a theme song for the ninth season of Scrubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The end credits of Scrubs pilot episode My First Day
  2. ^ "The Tao Of Steve Soundtrack". soundtrack.net. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Tao of Steve Original Soundtrack". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  4. ^ "The Tao Of Steve Soundtracks". imdb.com. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Lazlo Bane wants to be your ‘Superman’". Pauseandplay.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Scrubs star directs video for show's theme song". EW.com. October 4, 2002. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Clay Cow Productions Videos". claycow.weebly.com. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  8. ^ WAZmusic.com, official site

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