I Saw Batman In The Launderette

Batman, in a launderette

Here’s a little English Punk Rock to brighten your day, brought to you by The Shapes in 1979. You’ll want to sing along to this one, and the lyrics are fantastic:

Had to clean my washing so I left my abode
So I went to the coin-op at the end of the road
Shoved my 10ps in the machine
So I could get my dirties nice and clean

Batman in the launderette
I saw Batman in the launderette
Batman in the launderette
Batman in the launderette

Holy soap!

Came through the door with a bag on his back
I saw him fill the hopper with a dirty mac
Was I dreaming? Was it a jape?
Here he was disguised as a crusader in a cape

Nice!

I thought him and Robin only stamp out crime
Here was Batman getting rid of grime
Then he goes out to the Batmobile
Cor! In the coin-op you get a real square deal

I love that this obscure track is still being played by new groups today, and as far away as Japan, thanks to The Phantasms:

If you liked this, you might also like this 1989 track from German band Liar.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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