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October 1, 2012 11:32 AM   Subscribe

It's 1983. Put Eddie Van Halen and Brian May in a room together. The result? Of course, Star Fleet, a cover of the theme from the children's marionette tokusatsu series broadcast Saturday mornings in the U.K.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot (15 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
god damn
posted by grubi at 11:38 AM on October 1, 2012


I remember this. My roommate had the EP on vinyl. Amazing stuff.
posted by drinkcoffee at 11:51 AM on October 1, 2012


Got a CD copy made by a friend who got a digital copy of the vinyl several years ago. I wish Eddie and Brian had made a whole album because it was marvelous.
posted by Ber at 12:11 PM on October 1, 2012


So awesome.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:14 PM on October 1, 2012


Have this on vinyl ... love it dearly. So much fun.

(If you like this, BTW, you will almost certainly also love Andrew W.K.'s Gundam tribute record.)
posted by jbickers at 12:17 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was fun!
posted by shelleycat at 12:22 PM on October 1, 2012


I love this so much.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:41 PM on October 1, 2012


Love the show, Great them music. I have it on DVD and own the soundtrack.

French opening title: Bomber X, the Japanese version and the UK version plus the UK closing
posted by Z303 at 1:10 PM on October 1, 2012


Holy crap, the first house my family lived in had those exact same couches from the "room together" link. Were my parents inviting Eddie Van Halen and Brian May over without telling me?
posted by Sangermaine at 1:10 PM on October 1, 2012


AAAAAAAMAZING
posted by thecjm at 1:33 PM on October 1, 2012


Mmm tonkatsu.
posted by w0mbat at 2:13 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


On the back of that EP is the equally amazing bluesbreakers jam session, inspired by the John Mayall/Clapton Beano album.
posted by teppic at 2:49 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I loved this album. Spent countless hours with my buddy Dirk trying to nail all those riffs. Thanks for posting this!
posted by monospace at 5:48 PM on October 1, 2012


I remember buying this on vinyl when I was 17 from a record store in Mountain View right when it came out. There are some cool jams on there. Eddie did all his typical showboating (not that I'm complaining) but Brian outplayed him in his own understated way, which was still pretty flashy (compared to most other guitarists).

I think I mentioned this album as a little known gem on a Metafilter thread some years ago. Thanks for making it a FPP.
posted by Devils Slide at 11:48 PM on October 1, 2012


Only somebody who is a) English and b)Brian May could get away with calling Mr Van Halen "Edward", I suspect.
posted by rongorongo at 11:54 PM on October 1, 2012


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