THE BOARD OF EDUCATION - "Why Is Dad So Mad?"
Seattle Kindie act THE BOARD OF EDUCATION really should've done a video for this one - a song that posits the question, "Why Is Dad So Mad..." about STAR WARS. Have issues with the prequel trilogy? Listen to this, and if you dig it - buy the download direct from the band via BandCamp for a buck.
SUPERNOVA - "Chewbacca"
One of my favorite bands that should've been bigger, most people know "Chewbacca" from it's appearance in Kevin Smith's 1994 film, CLERKS. I rocked this out with SUPERNOVA in the basement of a dank rock club in Davenport, Iowa once, while wearing a tinfoil hat. Check out a fan-made video for the song below, then read more about SUPERNOVA in a feature I posted here on THE ROCK FATHER in early 2013.
ASH - "Cantina Band" live at the Astoria 2008
Irish rockers, ASH have a long history with STAR WARS, releasing an album called "1977" (the year the first film was released), and including a cover of John Williams' "Cantina Band" song on the single for "Girl From Mars." The fantastic version of the song has become a live favorite, and can be viewed in the 2008 clip below. Bonus: ASH's song "Clones" from their 2004 MELTDOWN album was included in the STAR WARS video game, REPUBLIC COMMANDO.
THE MORE I SEE - "The Eye That Offends"
In 2013, THE MORE I SEE released their music video for "The Eye That Offends." I covered it previously here on THE ROCK FATHER, and while the song itself is not STAR WARS-themed, the video was filmed at the iconic filming locations that still exist in Tunisia, aka Tattooine - home of Luke Skywalker and those pesky Jawas.
BLINK-182 - "A New Hope (Princess Leia)"
While they never made an official video for their ode to Carrie Fisher's most famous alter-ego, plenty of fan-cut clips have emerged over the years, including this one. Crack open the Colt45 with Lando!
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - "Yoda" LEGO-style
I can't tell you how many times I listened to this song as a kid. The parody of THE KINKS' "Lola" is classic, and while no official video was made, this fan-made LEGO clip does the trick nicely...
BONUS: "Darth Vader is a Real Cool Guy!" FREE DOWNLOAD
Yes, I've posted this one before, but this modern classic that was written, recorded and released in one hour during a Grammy Award ceremony back in 2000-ish ended up making the rounds through the file-sharing realms thanks to an appearance on TheForce.net way back when. Why is it important? It's ME!