Monday, December 10, 2007

A Long Time Ago In A Studio Far, Far Away...

So, I realized that I am going to Costa Rica on the 20th and will be there till January 2nd so I figured I’d hit y’all off with some Christmas music interspersed with some other stuff before I am M.I.A. First off, we have Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album. It was produced by some guy named Meco, who takes himself far too seriously. Armed with the vocal stylings of Anthony Daniels as C3PO who kind of talk/sings his way through most of an album spattered with brief skits, mostly between the stock sounds of R2 and 3PO calling him a silly droid. You can almost hear Anthony Daniels cocking the pistol that he has in his mouth as a tear leaves it's wet trail of sorrow across his cheek. It is somewhat difficult to listen through. The only other cast member is a roar by Chewy in the intro to the holiday classic, "What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)" Oh Meco, thou art so droll.
Oddly enough, the track "R2D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas" brags the first time Jon Bon Jovi is on wax. Both of these tracks were released as 45's. The songs fit into the "painfully-cheesy" genre and I don’t really recommend it unless you want to hear something different or are a fan. It is nowhere near as bad as the TV holiday special and thankfilly, B. Arthur is nowhere to be found. It’s just kind of goofy and fun to listen to once and only once. I must stress this fact or you may suffer some anal leakage and mild clotting if you listen to it twice. Enjoy.
01 - Christmas in the Stars
02 - Bells, Bells, Bells
03 - The Odds Against Christmas
04 - What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)
05 - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
06 - Sleigh Ride
07 - Merry, Merry Christmas
08 - A Christmas Sighting ('Twas the Night Before Christmas)
09 - The Meaning of Christmas

The cartoon from the holiday special


Travis said...

HAHAHA, I missed this. I had this vinyl as a little kid! I wish I would have seen this before Christmas. Now if you have the Space Funk album or some shit like that, you will be my hero.

Travis said...

or if you have the Muppets Christmas album, which I preferred more, you will move from hero to a god

What It Is said...

Is the Space Funk one by Meco as well? I think I do actually have that muppets joint. but It might be at my folks. If you really care I'll look into it.

Travis said...

I have it on wax, but if you got something easily rippable (is that a word?) then sure.

I'll have to look for my vinyl of "Space Funk" and see what the real name of it is. I remember as a kid it had what I thought then were killer grooves on interesting to see what were on them now.

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