Like peanut butter and bacon or Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” on the radio while you’re stuck in traffic, there are things in the universe that you don’t know are awesome until you randomly come across them. Palette-Swap Ninja‘s “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” This is one of those things.
Welcome to your new ear worm because the duo behind Palette-Swap Ninja (judekelley & danamrich on twitter) has combined two classics, that is the epic
Bee Gees Beatles* album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and little known indie/art film Star Wars** into one master stroke of musical mash-up genius! Check the full album out in this easy to use YouTube playlist:
*The Beatles were a UK band formed in the 1960’s that are responsible for most of the songs you hear on Glee.
**Star Wars was a 1977 American space opera film written and directed by George Lucas that was remade in 2015 by JJ Abrams as Star Wars: The Force Awakens
There is a level of brilliance in what Palette-Swap Ninja has done here that is rare. It’s amazing how well the classic 1967 critically acclaimed Beatles album that marked a paradigm shift not only for the band but for music as a whole fits with the 1977 George Lucas movie that virtually created the modern sci-fi epic blockbuster craze. Flash forward to 2017 with lyric swaps like ‘Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans’/’Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘Luke Is In The Desert And Whining’/’Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’, ‘Dianoga, Sewer Snake’/’Lovely Rita, Meter Maid’ and lace in a little Imperial March or the Star Wars Theme by John Williams or that Cantina Song by that Cantina band and sheer genius is found.
Palette-Swap Ninja says this took them years to put this together, which is understandable, but I hope we get The Abbey Road Strikes Back soon because Wampa You (Luke’s so Heavy) and Lando’s Guard’n are going to be amazing.