Think for a moment back to 1977. In those topsy-turvy days of a collective lost decade, Star Wars shone a purifying light upon the world. And in that bright light, one man saw the need to translate John Williams’ iconic score into a format more digestible to the masses: DISCO. And yea verily, the beauty of Meco’s Galactic Funk was born!
Just as a the power to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force, so was our collective resistance to Meco’s mastery of ass-shaking space disco. But if you’re the producer of a French variety show, do you accept that you can’t possibly kick up the awesome any higher? No, sir, you most certainly do not! You slap a couple of hastily thrown together C-3P0 and Darth Vader costumes on your coked up chorus girls, fire up the green screen, and LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF DISCO FUNK WAR!!!!
Speechless, ain’t ya?
Here’s the discussion this nugget prompted around the home fires of Fort Awesome:
Mrs. Monkey: “I can’t decide is this is the worst or the most brilliant choreography of all time”.
Mrs. Monkey: “In 1977 this is sad and pathetic by accident, but if I staged it today it’d be incredible.”
Me: “Yeah….Irony really screwed up our ability to judge things.”