Thursday, July 27, 2006

Billion Dollar Banthas



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper. A masterpiece of seventies hard rock containing some of the Coop's most memorable songs (i.e. "Elected," "No More Mr. Nice Guy"). If you don't own any AC, this is a damn good place to start. Dropped way back in '73, when Al was still boozing and had yet to pick up a golf club.


- The line "let the show begin" in "Hello Hooray" coincides with the appearance of the Star Wars logo.

- The explosion that rocks the Tantive IV coincides with the first chord that's heard after the brief silence in "Hello Hooray."

- The weird stomping sounds (I think it's stomping) at the end of "Hello Hooray" coincide with the Imperial invasion of the Tantive IV.

- The stormtrooper that shoots Princess Leia is standing over her stunned body as the line "Hey, I think I got a live one here" is heard in "Raped and Freezin'."

- The escape pod jettisons the moment the Mexican breakdown starts in "Raped and Freezin'."

- R2-D2 turns on inside the sandcrawler (right before the robot auction) at the same time the drums start in "Unfinished Sweet."

- The regular beat starts again after the weird breakdown in "Unfinished Sweet" right as Luke puts his model T-16 Skyhopper down.

- The orgasm noises at the end of "Unfinished Sweet" coincide with a shot of Princess Leia's hologram.

- The chorus of "No More Mr. Nice Guy" is heard as C-3PO hits R2-D2 on the dome inside Luke's room/garage.

- The line "dad has to hide" in "No More Mr. Nice Guy" coincides with Uncle Owen telling Luke that Obi-Wan died about the same time as his father (Uncle Owen is lying, of course; Luke's dad is really "hiding" as another person).

- The "No More Mr. Nice Guy" outro plays during Luke and Uncle Owen's argument (Luke gets up from the table as the last drum hits are heard).

- The long harmonica wheeze in "Mary Ann" coincides with R2's Tusken Raider alarm.

- "I Love the Dead" is playing when Luke finds the dead bodies of his relatives.

- "I Love the Dead" switches to an orchestral part as the film wipes from Luke staring at his dead relatives to the Death Star exterior.

- The final "dun dun dun!" in "I Love the Dead" coincides with the shot of the torture droid's needle.


This photo sums up my feelings about the preceding experiment rather soundly:


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