Friday, April 14, 2006

Tom Skywalker



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Moving Pictures by Rush. Contains the quintessential Rush hit, "Tom Sawyer." If you told Mark Twain way back in 1889 that his most famous literary creation would one day live on in a classic rock song by three Canadian prog rockers, I'm sure he would have had something insightful to say in response. Probably something like, "What the hell is classic rock? I'm from the 19th century. All I know about is the music they play on riverboats."

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


- The lyrics "catch the myth, catch the mystery, catch the drift" in "Tom Sawyer" are heard during the opening crawl.

- The phrase "no one knows about" in "Red Barchetta" coincides with the shot of Princess Leia looknig around the corner and then quickly hiding.

- The pick slide in "Red Barchetta" coincides with the escape pod flying across the screen in front of the Imperial guys.

- The line "everybody got mixed feelings" is heard in "Vital Signs" as we see Admiral Motti and the Imperial guy with the Caeser haircut arguing about how to govern the galaxy.


The pictures may have moved, but they sure didn't synch. By the way, a Barchetta is a kind of car, in case you were wondering about that. You thought it was some kind of elf, didn't you? That's alright, so did I. No one's gonna mistake us for gearheads anytime soon, are they? Yuk, yuk, yuk.


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