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The Ballad of Barry Allen

[Cover: They're Everywhere] The Boston-area band Jim’s Big Ego has a song called “The Ballad of Barry Allen.” The song is told from the Flash’s point of view as he runs through a frozen world, saving people before they can even see him.

The band is led by singer/songwriter Jim Infantino, nephew of legendary Flash artist Carmine Infantino. Carmine did cover art for the album on which the song appears, They’re Everywhere! The album is available through the band’s website as a CD and as a digital download.

There is a fan music video, “Seems So Slow,” set to the song using clips from the animated Teen Titans, Superman and Justice League series.

Flash TV Series Score

[Cover: Flash TV Series Soundtrack]

The late Shirley Walker composed most of the music for the 1990–1991 Flash TV series. Walker also wrote music for Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond. Danny Elfman wrote the main title theme.

A limited edition soundtrack was released on February 9, 2010 by La-La Land Records, featuring Elfman’s title theme and Walker’s music from the following episodes:

  • Pilot
  • Captain Cold
  • The Trickster
  • Watching the Detectives
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • Done with Mirrors
  • Fast Forward
  • Trial of the Trickster
[Cover: Music for a Darkened Theater vol.2]

The title theme is also available on Danny Elfman’s two-CD set, Music For A Darkened Theater, vol. 2.

Text by Kelson Vibber. Do not copy without permission.

Top of Page Notes

Thanks to Jason Schneier and Jason (last name unknown) for letting me know about “The Ballad of Barry Allen.” Thanks to Damian Lund for letting me know about the video, “Seems So Slow.” Thanks to Jeff Murphy for letting me know about the La-La Land soundtrack.

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