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I find it catchy, something "Jedi Ro[t]s" frankly is not.

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Everything beats Jedi Rocks. I also like the instrumental version of Lapti Nek a lot.

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Has anyone floated the theory that they were just going to have that instrumental music (the tune the band plays after the Boushh scene ends) during everything? In other words the band is playing, the song gets interrupted when Chewie/Boushh show up, and they resume where they left off just like in the Cantina. (Where did the singer go anyway?) Before GL had the late inspiration to add a musical number.

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One of the ILM guys in the old docs mentioned the script merely said something vague like "and the band began to play", and little else in the way of a description.

The song wasn't a last minute thing though. In Classic Creatures and Making of a Saga you see Sy Snootles being built at the same time the others were made. Lucas apparently came up with idea of her singing when he saw the her in the ILM creature shop. The song had to be finished enough to have playback on the set. (The English version anyway.)

I think Sy went off to powder her nose in the other scenes. Didn't she show up on the sail barge later?


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I've always wondered if the scene could somehow just be trimmed to show Ula falling into the pit while dancing to the SE lead-in song that precedes Jedi Rocks. Granted, it's like ten seconds, but I really liked it.

Lapti Nek is the lesser of two evils but the film could do without a musical number period if you ask me.

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Can the original musical number really be considered a musical number? It's more like background music to me.

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TV's Frink said:

 

LexX said:


Everything beats Jedi Rocks.
Apparently you've never heard Friday.

 

"Friday" > "Jedi Rocks". I can laugh at "Friday", especially the video. Ain't nothing funny about "Jedi Rocks".

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SilverWook said:

 

I think Sy went off to powder her nose in the other scenes. Didn't she show up on the sail barge later?

No.

And according to Wookieepedia, she was serving as a double agent for Jabba before he died. Who knew?!

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I like the soundtrack version better than the version that ended up in the film- the vocals are way better (I'm assuming there are logical reasons for both versions existing where they do). But I've always thought it was a catchy tune, either way.


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so good to see lapti nek (thanks harmy!) again after all these years.  of course i always thought this was a wacky off the wall scene even as a kid (especially when sy snootles says "oooooh---ahhhhh!!").

the puppets did not look real (although watching From Star Wars to Jedi, lucas seemed happy at the time).  but the cgi updates were every bit as fake.  and snootles voice was replaced with that screechy high-pitched whiny voice that lucas seems to love.

even apologists dont like Jedi rocks,  but they insist its better than lapti nek because lapti nek is "outdated, disco porno music".

From what I heard, Star Wars to Jedi is NOT included in the Blu Ray set.  Im wondering if its because so much of it focuses on the rebo band and lapti-nek and it doesn't exist anymore.  Not to mention the documentary also has the biggest, most fraudlent and deceitful B.S. quote in cinema history.

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What's up with all this dissing on the song?  "Lapti Nek" is a fookin' lovely piece of alien pop.  

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So the apologists are familiar with the disco porno music genre then? ;)

SW to Jedi is not on the Blu Ray, sadly. The Rebo band is only one segment of the whole documentary. Classic Creatures covers them too, and it is on the set.


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I dunno, I think that genre classification seems pretty apt to me... and frankly, if I were a "vile gangster" with absolute power over a sizeable criminal network, and had my own palace and flying sail barge which appeared to have permanent free bar parties going on and a perpetual cadre of the most violent and nasty couch surfing villains/guests in the quadrant... I can't honestly think of a more appropriate genre.

EDIT: I mean, seriously.  If one of your freeloading groupies is Boba Fett fer crying out loud, you are officially and unequivocally The Man.  You can play whatever music you want.  Nobody will question your taste.

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CatBus said:

I dunno, I think that genre classification seems pretty apt to me... and frankly, if I were a "vile gangster" with absolute power over a sizeable criminal network, and had my own palace and flying sail barge which appeared to have permanent free bar parties going on and a perpetual cadre of the most violent and nasty couch surfing villains/guests in the quadrant... I can't honestly think of a more appropriate genre.

EDIT: I mean, seriously.  If one of your freeloading groupies is Boba Fett fer crying out loud, you are officially and unequivocally The Man.  You can play whatever music you want.  Nobody will question your taste.

Unless the song you are playing is Jedi Rocks...

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DominicCobb said:

Unless the song you are playing is Jedi Rocks...

The Jabba that played Jedi Rocks was just an overgrown slug that let Han Solo (a well-known and widely-ridiculed goodie-two-shoes who had a hard time shooting someone in cold blood even to save his own life) literally walk all over him for comic effect.  He didn't have the authority of the Jabba who played Lapti Nek.

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Numero Uno bounty hunter sure is lingering long after the job is done. Was Slave 1 in the shop or something? ;)


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CatBus said:


DominicCobb said:

Unless the song you are playing is Jedi Rocks...
The Jabba that played Jedi Rocks was just an overgrown slug that let Han Solo (a well-known and widely-ridiculed goodie-two-shoes who had a hard time shooting someone in cold blood even to save his own life) literally walk all over him for comic effect.  He didn't have the authority of the Jabba who played Lapti Nek.
That's actually a very valid point.

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Lapti Nek is a bit hokey, and the puppet Sy Snootles is not very believable. It's one of ROTJ's weaker moments.

But I appreciate that Lapti Nek is not Jedi Rocks. The new CGI in the sequence does not fit the rest of the movie. The song is over the top and goes on too long. And the killer combo of shaking uvula and flying spit is the biggest reason that the SE of ROTJ is absolutely forbidden in my house.

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It took me a while before I realized the version they were playing in "From Star Wars to Jedi" was in English @_@

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