Mashup of Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/02/mashup-of-star-wars-and-sgt-p.html


#2

If this isn’t pop eating itself I don’t know what is (I didn’t want to but I really enjoyed this).


#3

What’s the over/under on takedown within 24?


#4

I’ll take the over on that.


#5

Just a heads up, don’t know if this is a false positive or not, but Malwarebytes blocks the link to the download page.


#6

Weird. Okay, the blocked link points to

"http://paletteswapninja.com/"
http://paletteswapninja.com/

but if you do a google search for Palette Swap Ninja, it sends you to

"http://www.paletteswapninja.com/"
http://www.paletteswapninja.com/

Which Malwarebytes is just fine with. As you can see, both links without the quotes on the preview pane give you the same preview, so it’s probably just fine.


#7

Truly a wonderful thing and better than any unicorn chaser after a day of brain hurting from Alabama healthcare moronics. Thank you.

ETA: I’d only watched the first track video when I posted yesterday. Watched them all last night and I am in awe of these guys. The way the story arc maps perfectly to the tone and cadence of each track is just perfection. From their blog announcement:

Writing hyper-specific lyrics that match the original songs’ cadences; reverse-engineering everything the Beatles recorded, from distorted saxophone riffs to Indian tabla rhythms; recording everything from scratch and learning as we went — well, that’s what takes five years.

I cannot believe only 11 comments so far from a BB community I thought might be all over this. How about linking to each video, say one a day, Rob? These guys totally deserve more exposure.


#8

i read that it took them five years to complete these, and the more i listen, the more i believe it. there was a LOT of thought put into it. i mean, pairing obi-wan’s instruction on the force with harrison’s “within you, without you” is just inspired. and working in R2’s original sounds as a counterplay to the sitar and tabla just works so well. and that’s just one song! all the lyrics really mesh with the songs like that.


#9

I’m disappointed that “A Day In The Life of Red Five” doesn’t end with a studio chatter tape loop. Missed opportunity for the Medal Ceremony methinks.


#10

That really cheered me up. Thanks!


#11

Brilliant. Just brilliant. Thank you!


#12

So far “Luke in the Desert” is my favorite track on this mashup… seriously how can you beat that chorus:
♫ “Luke is in the Desert and Whining” ♫


#13

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