A New Hope + Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band = Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans! And you can get the whole, very real album for free…
Surely you longtime Laser Time listeners know Dan Amrich, right? He’s been on several episodes of Laser Time and Vidjagame Apocalypse. Hell, if I’m being thorough, Dan’s the first person I ever podcasted with back in 2008. But for those of you who remember him most fondly from our Bad Beatles Cover Songs episode, you might lose your goddamned mind to see/hear Dan’s Beatles expertise rolled into the brand new album from his band, Palette-Swap Ninja. It’s called “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” and it is GLORIOUS! Here’s a stupid commercial Josh and I whipped up in its honor:
“Yes, it’s Episode IV meets the Fab 4!” (That’s a deleted line from our informmercial parody of this ridiculous album.) Fans of Palette-Swap Ninja know them for their video game parody songs (one of which has a video featuring me doing my best attempt at what humans call “dancing”) but Dan and Jude have kicked up a notch with an ENTIRE ALBUM. It’s not just Beatles parodies. It’s not just songs about Star Wars. It’s a full-length concept album that tells the entire story of Star Wars, sequentially, in the style of the The Beatles, using every goddamned track from there 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Obviously, it’s a wonderfully dorky endeavor in concept, but it also just so happens to be fucking astounding to listen to in execution.
And please, don’t take my word for it, you can have the whole thing FREE. The official YouTube playlist is embedded above, with amazing editing from Katrin Auch, but I still wholeheartedly encourage you to also head over to Palette-Swap Ninja’s website and download the entire album (in MP3 or FLAC). Don’t cost nothin’ and your nerdy ass ears will thank you for it.
Grab Palette-Swap Ninja’s “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” for absolutely free on their website!
One thought on “Star Wars and The Beatles Come Together in the New Album from Palette-Swap Ninja”
I sat and listened all the way just the way I like to digest albums. It’s impressive, it’s funny as these reimagined cover albums should be, but at the same time reverential to the source materials, an absolute must listen.