Thursday, February 02, 2006

Weezer (the Blue Star Destroyer)



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Weezer, a.k.a. "the Blue Album," Weezer's 1994 debut (not to be confused with their 2001 effort, Weezer, a.k.a. "the Green Album"). At the time of its release, this CD seemed like a simple, refreshing record that was somewhere between the angst of Nirvana and the silliness of Green Day. Today, we all solemnly recognize Weezer as a cornerstone of the emo/nerd rock genre. Hail Rivers.

Oh yeah, I started it right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare. Rad.


- "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" begins as Princess Leia is laying on the ground, stunned from the stormtrooper's stun gun.

- The voices in the beginning and middle parts of "Undone" coincide with shots of the droids inside the sandcrawler. The second conversation, between a girl and a guy, looks as if it's taking place between C-3PO and R2-D2 (surprisingly, I'd cast R2 as the female speaker).

- We see Threepio in the tub as Rivers Cuomo sings the lyric "I'm still afloat" in "Surf Wax America."

- Threepio hits Artoo on the dome as we hear the lyric "wrestle with Jimmy" in "Say It Ain't So." During the very next line, "something is a-bubalahahin' behind my back," Luke and Threepio turn around and look in the direction Aunt Beru is calling from (which is directly behind them).

- "Holiday" begins as Luke comes to; the first lines are "let's go away for a while, you and me, to a strange and distant place," which is just what Luke and Obi-Wan do later on in the film.

- As Obi-Wan explains to Luke about the Force, the line "she's in your bones" is heard in "Only in Dreams."

- The line "she's in the air" is heard as Leia's hologram appears.

- The build-up near the end of "Only in Dreams" coincides with Luke's discovery that his Aunt and Uncle are dead. The drums pound slowly as he figures out where the Empire may have gone and runs to his landspeeder, and the guitars come in as soon as the camera pans across the smoldering remains of the Lars homestead.


A mere eight, but all were fairly significant. This makes me want to do Pinkerton real bad, but I can only take so much Weezer in one working week.


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