Monday, January 23, 2006

Aerostar Wars



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Aerosmith's very first record from 1973, creatively titled Aerosmith. Includes the classic rock radio staple "Dream On." Back cover features a shirtless pic of hulking bassist Tom Hamilton. Beefcake. As usual, I started the album after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- A few seconds after the Star Wars logo pops up, the phrase "Good evening, people, and welcome to the show" is heard in "Make It."

- As C-3PO and R2-D2 make their way across the hallway between the two warring factions on the Tantive IV, the lyrics "someone to share the load/someone to walk the road" in "Somebody" are heard.

- We hear the lyric "somebody save me" in "Somebody" the moment we see Princess Leia's face for the first time.

- Steven Tyler screams, "No, no, no!" in "One Way Street" as R5-D4 explodes in front of Luke.

- As Luke gets up from the table and says, "It looks like I'm going nowhere," the phrase "I'll never, never, never, never, never get so far away" in "Write Me" is heard.

- When Artoo's alarm goes off, alerting Luke and Threepio to the Tusken Raiders, the phrase "we gotta move it out 'cause the city's movin' in" is heard in "Movin' Out."

- When Luke begins to tell Ben Kenobi about Artoo, the lyric "level with God and you're in tune with the universe" is heard in "Movin' Out."

- Obi-Wan is telling Luke about the Force as Steven Tyler sings, "If you don't know how to do it, I'll show ya how to walk the dog," in "Walkin' the Dog."


The list of synchs was originally twice as long before I consulted the lyric sheet and discovered Steven Tyler was not saying half the things I thought he was saying. You'd think with that colossal mouth of his, he'd be able to enunciate better. At least he was in key most of the time.


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