Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Umpire Strikes Back

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Soundtrack

I know I'll probably receive some "nerd" flak on this choice, but I don't care. In my opinion, it's the best movie soundtrack of all time. Anyone who disagrees can fight me. Yeah, yeah... I know it's overplayed, and in addition to being a staple at college football games, it's the anthem for those who can not get chicks.

I love John Williams, and no one can deny the power of the dark... er... um... the Imperial March. The music is iconic and will live forever despite George Lucas' efforts to bastardize the films. (Maybe that's why the soundtracks are so good... because Big George has nothing to do with the production - otherwise we'd been listening to Jar Jar crooning a Vegas-style solo. ["Mee, sir, will be here all week, yoou, sir, try the nerf."] Wow that's nerdy, sorry.)

Tracks of Note:
The Imperial March, Battle In The Snow, Star Wars, Han Solo And The Princess

Best When Played:
Imperial March - Right before the in-laws show up for Thanksgiving.

3 comments:

Lionel said...

Woah. Wait. Did you just say BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OF ALL TIME? Pah-lease. What about:

Jurassic Park (genius)
The Big Chill (geanius)
Dirty Dancing (jean-ius)
The Truman Show
Koyaanisqatsi (tears)

and...this is a big one...

DANCER IN THE FREAKING DARK, MY BRUTHA.
It's a true story that Thom(as) Yorke started CRYING WHILE RECORDING THAT ALBUM. BJORKENSTEIN HAD TO ASK HIM STOP! STAR WARS WOULDN'T MAKE MY GRANDMOTHER CRY DURING RECORDING AND SHE'S GOT AN EYE CONDITION...IN WHICH HER EYES ARE ALWAYS LEAKING. Okay, that part's not true. I guess Star Wars is okay.

saucerocket said...

Next time you're in JC, you and I are going to wrastle.. or wrestle,.. I'll leave it up to you.

Urbane Master said...

"Which one of those do you push to call your Mom to come pick you up?" Serioulsy, though, Imperial March, though over-played, still brings a chill bump or two. I support your nerdiness (and mine too). BTW, Lionel's never even seen all the Star Wars movies, so his opinion doesn't even count.