Out there, in the stars / war passes like a sun / out there, iron runs wild
August 2, 2011 9:58 AM   Subscribe

It's the late 1970s, you're in France, and you're not quite sure what this whole Star Wars hype is about. Let René Joly tell you about it. If your French isn't so good, someone was kind enough to overlay a translation in English, of course in the Star Wars Crawl style. If you can't find the original record from 1977, you can also hear the b-side: Enfant de l'univers (French lyrics). More French Star Wars? Behold: a dance spectacular on French TV (previously). If you like your cheese 100% American, check out the Donny and Marie Star Wars musical number, with very some special guests. For a little less cheese, and a bit more swing: Darth Vader and his jazz combo.

More from the past: Max Rebo Would Be Proud -- Star Wars: The Musical, from 1996.
posted by filthy light thief (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
And one last parting shot: Star Wars Imperial March Gypsy Jazz Medley, by Thousand Monkeys.

And a rabbit hole of bad covers and tributes of questionable intent: Star Wars search on Discogs.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:02 AM on August 2, 2011

There's also this: Darth Vader Salsa. Mmm... Darth Vader salsa.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:14 AM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

I...I couldn't make it through Donnie and Marie. And I've watched the Star Wars Holiday Special twice.
posted by darksasami at 10:21 AM on August 2, 2011 [2 favorites]

Star Wars Cantina is the best song ever.

I also like The Saga Begins by Weird Al.
posted by nooneyouknow at 10:44 AM on August 2, 2011

Man, that Rene Joly cat is something else. The sword of light is clearly with him.
posted by .kobayashi. at 10:48 AM on August 2, 2011

I closed the window when I realized that Marie was not in the Slave costume. ah well.....
posted by tomswift at 11:25 AM on August 2, 2011

You know, the Donny and Marie show was prescient, him playing Luke and her playing Leia, and them being siblings and all.

Oh, spoiler.
posted by xingcat at 11:29 AM on August 2, 2011 [3 favorites]

Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars, give me those Star Wars.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:20 PM on August 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

Metafilter: An iron brain that glows.
posted by PueExMachina at 7:40 PM on August 2, 2011

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