“Got a Jones to be a superhero, rise like a phoenix, fight like DeNiro,” begins the new anthem from Seattle power-trio, and apparent Phoenix Jones supporters, Quickie. “We have a real life superhero patrolling the streets of Seattle. Fighting crime. How could we not write a song about that?” asks Quickie’s lead singer Lou Trez. “Phoenix Jones has a suit, he’s got guts, an alter-ego and a secret hideout. But every caped crusader needs their own signature song.”
Loaded with comic book references from Fantastic Four to the X-Men (“I don’t need my own professor X to make my brain cells or my muscles flex,”) the song brings to mind the old Spiderman and Batman TV themes, but with louder guitars and a punk-rock attitude.
So does Phoenix Jones endorse the new song? “We haven’t spoken with him yet,” Trez says sheepishly. “The song is a sincere tribute, but at the same time it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Hopefully he doesn’t, either.” “Yeah. We don’t want Phoenix Jones to ‘Wham! Bam! Crack!’ our heads in,” jokes Quickie drummer Kelly Lichtenwaldt. Trez laughs, but rolls his eyes. “See what I have to put up with? Save me, Phoenix Jones…”