May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars DubIf there are two things I love in this world it’s Star Wars and Reggae. They so far haven’t come together as much as I would like though. There have been a few bands to attempt covers of any of the outstanding John Williams score music.

There was a Star Wars Dub LP released in 1978 but that wasn’t much more than a collection of Phil Pratt produced spacey dub workouts released on Burning Sounds. That’s the cover to the left there in fact.

So until there is a full blown Ska War and Jabba Ska Hutt grabs Han Skalo freezing him after being delivered from Skaba Fett we’ll have to make due with some of the tunes I found below. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.

Rico is probably the most recognizable artist to record a song influenced by that great space opera. He actually cut a tune called “Ska Wars!” It was recorded and released on a 12″ in 1977 on the Island label originally. Check that out below.

Here is German Ska collective Lions Club with their version of the classic Throne Room theme.

Here’s a little group calling themselves the A4 Reggae Orchestra doing a reggae Star Wars jam.

Here UK band Two Face creates their ode to Star Wars referencing all sorts of imperial goodness.

The best though has to be handsdown this DJ battle featuring the Imperial March.

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.