In the last PPP, we introduced Spirit Creek, a band with a cool Spider-Man song. This month, we take a look at another band, Nixon, who've written a Spider-Man based song, "Gwen Stacy".
Spiderfan.org spoke to Francisco Fernández from Nixon about his Gwen tribute. You can download the MP3 file HERE from the Vitamin C website.
SpiderFan: Why did the death of Gwen Stacy story inspire you to write a song about her?
Francisco: There are at least two unforgettable stories in Marvel Comics: the death of Gwen Stacy and the death of Jean Grey. Gwen was the the first one (and still is) and I read it when I was a child. Afterwards I could read the new version in MARVELS, and I was impressed by his realism. That story put me in the mood.
SpiderFan: What are your favorite Spider-Man stories?
Francisco: Steve Ditko and John Romita's. I guess that I'm old-fashioned. Clones sucks, and DC (Vertigo) and ABC are kicking Marvel's ass. It seems like nobody can write a line. We are teenagers no more. How many times can you be "the best there is in what you do"?
SpiderFan: Do you have any more Spider-Man songs planned?
Francisco: No, I don't think so.
SpiderFan: Is Spider-Man popular in Spain?
Francisco: Yes it is, Marvel Comics are very popular in Spain since the seventies (Conan the Barbarian the most). But now a lot of young people are most interested in manga. I'm not surprised.
SpiderFan: What do you like most about Spider-Man?
Francisco: He was your close friend, someone who could understand your problems. Everybody laughted at him, but he was strong and smart inside. He had a heart.
Thanks Francisco! We hope you change your mind and write a toon about how you reall feel about the Clone Saga!
Here are the lyrics to Gwen Stacy, in its original Spanish and translated into English.
Gwen Stacy. Letra y música Francisco Javier Fernández Martínez.
Gwendy al caer No pudo aguantar el shock Y fui vencido Por primera vez Colgada en mi red No pudo aguantar el shock Y bajo un puente Todo terminó Gwendy al caer Gwendy al caer El Duende escapó Llevándose la mitad De mi vida En su patín Todas mis victorias No tienen ningún valor Desde que fui vencido Por primera vez Gwendy al caer Gwendy al caer Gwendy al caer Gwendy al caer (English) Gwendy falling down She couldn't stand the shock And I was defeated For the first time Hanging on my web She couldn't stand the shock And under a bridge All was over Gwendy falling down Gwendy falling down The Gobling ran away Carrying with him Half my life On his glider All my triumphs Have no worth Since I was defeated For the first time Gwendy falling down Gwendy falling down Gwendy falling down Gwendy falling down