“They’re my theme music. Every hero’s got to have some.”
- Bernie Casey’s John Spade from the 1988 film, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka
Shaft had Isaac Hayes
Mr. T. aka “Trouble Man” had Marvin Gaye.
Youngblood “Super Fly” Priest had Curtis Mayfield.
Now, Isaiah “Pastor” Hurt has C.E. Garcia.
As many of you guessed from my hint last week, WORLD OF HURT, the Internet’s #1 Blaxploitation Webcomic, now has its own theme song!
The song, entitled “The Black Fist” was written and performed by Christopher “C.E.” Garcia, a member of the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra and musician on the original score for the Black Dynamite movie. Chris is an extraordinary musician who is steeped in the history of funk and soul. He drops some serious history lessons on a regular basis on his blog, firstname.lastname@example.org. When Chris first approached me with the idea of creating an original song for WORLD OF HURT, my jaw hit the floor. When he sent me the first draft of the song, the rest of my body joined my jaw on the ground. Chris knows his stuff, he enjoys and respects the Blaxploitation era, as well as the music that preceded, and grew out of, that time period. He knew that’s what I was trying to capture with WORLD OF HURT, so the song he crafted brings the tone and era of the comic strip alive with a brooding, gritty, raw instrumental that sounds like impending violence from the first note. C.E. Garcia’s “The Black Fist” announces itself with a growling bass line that stalks its way through the course of the song and the foreboding, thundering ”CLANG” of a church bell, and it just gets better from there. Youou can easily imagine Pastor kicking down doors or prowling along the darkened streets of Pointe Blanc behind the wheel of his car as he shakes down informants or dispenses righteous, two-fisted justice.
The song, “The Black Fist” will be available on iTunes in about two weeks. I’ll keep you posted on the exact release date. As the day approaches, we’ll be issuing press releases to build the hype. Nonetheless, I’ll make sure that you’ll be able to hear the first sample of the song right here on WorldOfHurtOnline.com, so keep your ears peeled.