Christopher Lee, “Name Your Poison”

Christopher Lee: Actor, Knight of the Realm, author, World War II vet; in short an all around badass. Oh, and did we mention he’s a pretty good singer also? Yes, he also sings. In fact, it was only last year that Lee released a symphonic metal album about his ancestor Charlemagne.

In 1983, Lee played the villainous Mr. Midnight in the Australian musical superhero comedy The Return of Captain Invincible. The film features songs by Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley, the same guys responsible for Rocky Horror. The film’s best number is entitled “Name Your Poison” in which Lee’s white supremacist villain tempts recovering alcoholic hero Captain Invincible (played by Alan Arkin) with a really well stocked bar. I kind of love that the lyrics reference a couple dozen cocktail names.

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