Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Insane in the Motivator



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Black Sunday, the 1993 pro-hemp hip-hop masterpiece from Cypress Hill. Best remembered for the massive hit "Insane in the Brain." Contains more than one chicken impression (and by that I mean, literally, one of the members of Cypress Hill impersonating a chicken).

As usual, I started the album right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- After the large explosion rocks the Tantive IV, the music from "I Want To Get High" fades out and all we can hear is a siren-like noise as the Rebels are preparing for the Imperial invasion.

- The first chorus of "We Ain't Goin' Out Like That" is heard as we see the droids attempting to escape certain death aboard the Tantive IV.

- Darth Vader makes his first appearance as we hear the line "now that's how I come with the static" in "We Ain't Goin' Out Like That."

- "We Ain't Goin' Out Like That" begins to fade out as the escape pod launches from the Tantive IV.

- The chorus of "What Goes Around Comes Around, Kid" is heard as Luke is presented with his father's lightsaber.

- The phrase "self-defense turns to the offense" is repeated in "Hand on the Glock" as Luke stares at his dead relatives.


Another disappointment. They all can't be winners, folks.

Hey, does anyone else remember that episode of "Saturday Night Live" Cypress Hill appeared on? Shannen Doherty was the host. Supposedly that performance got them banned from the show, because B-Real sparked up a j during "We Ain't Goin' Out Like That." I don't know how true that is. There are all sorts of unfounded rumors floating around the Net concerning people being banned from that show.

When you think about all the pot jokes they've made on "SNL" over the years, that's kind of weak, if true. On the other hand, it's one thing to make a pot joke, and another thing entirely to start hittin' that shit for real. But like I said, it could just be a rumor. Maybe Cypress Hill never appeared on "SNL" again because their popularity declined rapidly after Black Sunday. Who knows, you know? Maybe they accidentally used Lorne Michaels' private bathroom.

I guess I could call NBC and try to find out, but I have better things to do right now.


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