Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Passage to Alderaan



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


2112, the 1976 Rush album whose title track is a mini-opera that revolves around some guy in the future who finds a guitar and tries to change the world with it. Like most musicians, he is ignored by the establishment and is forced to retreat to a cave, where he dies alone and unappreciated. It is unlikely that this fate will befall any member of Rush (unless the Red Star of the Solar Federation they prophesized actually comes to pass, in which case we're all kinda screwed).

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


- The line "high like a mountain" in "Discovery" coincides with a shot of a large, mountainous sand dune on Tatooine.

- In "Presentation," the line "we know it will reach you" is heard as Threepio spots the sandcrawler.

- The line "see the hand of man arise" in "Oracle: The Dream" is heard as the stormtrooper on Tatooine holds up his hand with the piece of Threepio in it.

- Princess Leia's hologram appears in Obi-Wan's dwelling the same time the strings begin at the end of "Tears."

- The camera is on Luke as we hear the line "waiting for someone to come and turn the world around" in "Something for Nothing."

- The camera is on Admiral Motti, who is going on about the Death Star being the "ultimate power in the universe," as we hear the line "what you love is your own power" in "Something for Nothing."


This one was weaker than Pope John Paul II on his death bed. I mean, it was lamer than a three-legged dog after Mardis Gras. We're talkin' more uneventful than a chess match between Don Zimmer and Don King. Come on, I'm givin' ya gold here! Ah, go back to your "Prison Break."


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