Monday, January 16, 2006

Jawa Sells...But Who's Buying?

Q: What does Jim Greene do when he can't find a copy of South of Heaven by Slayer?

A: He watches Star Wars with a Megadeth album instead!

Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, to be exact. I was pleasantly surprised. Fifteen synchs, some of which are pretty creepy. Of course, most the lyrics on this record revolve around Devil worship and suicide, so I could probably watch it with "Sesame Street" and be significantly creeped out. Anyway, here's what I saw (ja, stellte ich die CD nach dem zweiten zwanzigsten Jahrhundert-Fuchs drumroll an):

- Dave Mustaine says, "Dead!" for the first time in "Wake Up Dead" at the same moment the Star Wars logo comes up.

- The last chant of "Dead!" in "Wake Up Dead" is heard the at same moment the Tantive IV door begins to explode.

- The laser blasts during the scene where Princess Leia is captured synch up with various drum breaks in "The Conjuring."

- As Leia is being lead to Darth Vader, the line "I met your father years ago" is heard in "The Conjuring."

- As we see a close-up of Vader during his first confrontation with Leia, the lines "I'm claiming what is mine by right/it's time to close the deal" in "The Conjuring" are heard.

- Dave Mustaine sings, "If there's a new way," in "Peace Sells" the moment R2-D2 rolls in a different direction from C-3PO on Tatooine.

- Right before Threepio kicks Artoo, Mustaine says, "Whaddya mean I ain't kind?" in "Peace Sells."

- "Devils Island" starts around the same time the Jawas capture Artoo. It continues all through the droid's imprisonment aboard the sandcrawler, ending right at the moment Uncle Owen purchases Threepio and R5-D4.

- As the camera cuts to Artoo wobbling towards Luke after R5-D4 breaks down, Dave Mustaine is heard saying, "Good morning" in "Good Mourning/Black Friday" (it's almost as if Artoo is saying this to Luke).

- The heavy part of "Bad Omen" begins as soon as Luke activates Threepio and discovers Artoo is missing.

- As the Tusken Raider attacks Luke and Threepio, the lines "no one can save them" in "Bad Omen" are repeated.

- The line "I ain't afraid of no demons" in "I Ain't Superstitious" is heard as Obi-Wan makes the Krayt dragon noise to scare the Tusken Raiders away and comes lumbering over the hill.

- The heavy part of "I Ain't Superstitious" begins at the same time we see Ben Kenobi's reaction to Luke's mention of Obi-Wan.

- As Obi-Wan pulls out Luke's father's lightsaber, the line "highly polished metal" in "My Last Words" is heard.

- Dave Mustaine sings, "you, next to die" in "My Last Words" for the first time as the camera is close-up on Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is the next major character in the film to die (unless you consider Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru major characters, which you shouldn't).

If I didn't need money to live, I'd sit around and watch the opening scenes of Star Wars to different speed metal albums all day. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Darth Vader + monster riffage = awesome.


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