TRUST ME! I'M A SENATOR!


 

TO quote from the CD's liner notes, this is the story about how a musical band was born due to an obscure 30th century detective dog!
    In LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 29, we get a glimpse of Shrinking Violet's diary, which claims that when legionnaire, senator and holovid archaeologist Tenzil Kem met his younger self, the pair of them dueted to the theme song from (presumably a TV show) "Dan Spaniel, Secret Pooch". But nothing more was ever heard about this canine hero of the future.
    When APA 247's then central mailer suggested someone write words to the theme tune, member Rob Rudderham penned not only the lyric, but a melody as well.
    At a UK Legion gathering in 1993 (InterlUK), Rob performed the song to the fans who turned up, after recruiting fellow musical APAns Allan Harvey, Jules Langley and Susannah Drazin to form the outfit Tenzil Kem and the Senators.
    Four Legion-related songs were performed, and such was the reception that the cry went up for a permanent recording of them.
    Some 13 years later, in 2006, the band regrouped to finally release a CD of the tunes, along with some newly-crafted ones.

Track listing:
1. Dan Spaniel, Secret Pooch
2. Wings of White
3. Kara's Song
4. Lock Him in our Prison Planetoid
5. Legion of Super-Heroes
6. The Man of Steel
7. Spider Girl Song
8. Agony
9. Venturan Walking Money Blues
10. Goodbye World

Tom Bierbaum wrote about the group on his blog, although the Myspace page he mentioned is now long obsolete.

Samples and lyrics to some of the songs are posted below.

 

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