The 90’s Spider-Man series is many fans’ definitive Spider-Man. Airing for five years on Fox Kids and then in reruns for years afterwords, the show was not only a hit thanks to its writing but also its impressive score. Marvel had outsourced the the show’s music to Saban Entertainment, well known for their work on Marvel’s X-Men series that was running at the same time. While the opening theme was done by Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Shuki Levi, the rest of the music was composed by Levy, Kussa Mahchi, and Udi Harpaz.
Until recently, much of this music has never been heard outside of fan bootlegs until now. Udi Harpaz uploaded nine of his tracks from the series to Soundcloud, which you can listen to below.
The sound is unmistakbly Harpaz, and the work is similar to his contributions to the Masked Rider and Digimon series which were both for Saban Entertainment as well. Harpaz is one of the most underrated composers of the 90’s, his tracks always the right mix of epic and adventurous.
The release of this music is one of the few times ’90s Spider-Man fans have seen a legitimate release from the series, at least in North America. A few scattered episodes were released on DVD back in the early 2000s, and it has been available to stream on services from time to time, but since then there’s been nothing. This music at least gives fans a taste of the series and one can only hope a full length soundtrack could be released in the future. Until then, now you can have accompaniment as you scream out, “SHOCKER! I’ll follow you to the ends of the earth!”
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