Monday, June 19, 2006

Licensed to Ill (on Hoth)

EDIT: This experiment is about one second off, because the stereo I was using inserted a pause that long before the CD began playing. Just thought you should know.



The Empire Strikes Back (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Licensed to Ill by the Beastie Boys, which I've already spun once with Star Wars (link). Not long ago I discovered that the massive success of this album lead the Beastie Boys to begin negotiations with a major Hollywood studio to star in their own movie. What was to be the premise, you ask? The Beastie Boys trapped in a haunted house. Doesn't that sound like the funniest movie never made? Too bad Rick Rubin had to go in and louse up the deal. Rick Rubin, you only good for two things: growin' long beards and screwin' up other people's lives!


- The phrase "ice is cold" in "She's Crafty" coincides with a shot of Luke collapsing in the middle of the Hoth blizzard, his face encrusted with ice.

- The phrase "busted, busted, busted, busted" in "Posse in Effect" is heard as Han slices open the Tauntaun's stomach.

- The phrase "they got a committee" in "Slow Ride" coincides with the first shot of the snowspeeders searching for Han and Luke.

- The line "I'm flyin' like an eagle" is heard in "Slow Ride" as the camera is close-up on the main snowspeeder pilot who is searching for Han and Luke.

- Princess Leia kisses Luke as "Girls" starts; the intro stops right as she pulls away from him and looks at Han.

- The phrase "we took a walk" in "Girls" coincides with numerous Rebels walking out of the Echo Base command center.

- The "kick it!" at the beginning of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" coincides with the first shot of Darth Vader.

- The line "cut that hair" in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" coincides with a shot of Mark Hamill and his shaggy haircut.

- The first "hit it!" in "Hold It Now, Hit It" coincides with the Imperial walker stepping on Luke's snowspeeder.

- Another "hit it!" in "Hold It Now, Hit It" coincides with an Imperial walker cockpit exploding.

- The line "I'm the King of the Ad with the def female" in "Hold It Now, Hit It" is heard as Han and Leia are seen onscreen together.

- One of the many guitar chord samples in "Slow and Low" coincides with an asteroid hitting the Millennium Falcon; it actually looks like the ship is shaking due to the loud guitar chord.

- Another chord in "Slow and Low" coincides with a TIE fighter exploding.

- Luke's X-Wing lands on Dagobah as the last guitar chord before the first verse in "Time To Get Ill" is heard.


Would it be fair to say that if this experiment were an American President, it would be Gerald Ford? I think so. Ineffectual, but not a total loss. If anyone out there can think of a better Presidential comparison, by all means, hit me up.

Switching gears: I have to give mad props immediately to the following websites who mentioned a lil' sumtin' sumtin' about the GSWSP:, (not a porn site, I swear), and Thanks, you guys. All those are linked, and I would highly recommend surfing over to each one and checking them out. They're all very cool, especially if you're into Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey, respectively.

Man oh man, I have some semi-big news to lay on you people, but I gotta wait until I get more details about it. Some of you already know what I'm talking about. Please, stay hush-hush for now. Don't wanna jinx it. All I can really tell you now is that word about the GSWSP has gotten around and I've been talking to some folks I never thought I'd be talking to.



Blogger tervin said...

Can't wait to hear the big news!

Rick Rubin's beard makes me shudder. I don't even want to think about the shit that hides in there.

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