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Lapti Nek or Jedi Rocks? You be the judge!!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by HuskerFreak, Feb 19, 2001.

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  1. HuskerFreak

    HuskerFreak Jedi Youngling

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    OK, folks. In almost four years now (has it been that long?) I have heard many opinions on which one is better/worse and why. Now I want yours. Personally I think they both suck but what do you expect from an alien music band?!? :) But if I were to pick one it would have to be Jedi Rocks because of the cooler-sounding music, love that harmonica bluesy sound! ;)

    -Chad
     
  2. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like "Jedi Rocks" a bit better, but "Lapti Nek" is also good, in a nostalgic sort of way.
     
  3. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Jedi Rocks blows Lapti Nek out of the water. Whenever I watch ROTJ:SE, i always crank up the volume when the song comes up
     
  4. Fatboy_Roberts

    Fatboy_Roberts Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Lapti Nek was way funkier. Jedi Rocks is full of this cookie cutter faux soul..blech.

    And I liked yub yub better, too, although the suggestion that yub yub be morphed into the new song was a good idea.

    Peace,
    Fatboy
     
  5. Calli

    Calli Jedi Master star 4

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    Well I like 'Jedi Rocks' better. Though I could dance to either 1.

    I'm glad they changed the 'yub nub' song. Though parts of it were kinda funny.




    Calli
     
  6. Cindé of Naboo

    Cindé of Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LAPTI NEK! That was one of my pet peeves with the SE. Why the heck would they get rid of that great disco song and stick in some stupid non-John Williams song with a dumb title and an even dumber dance routine?? Grrrr.....

    I take my music very seriously. ;) To be honest, I find Lapti Nek to be incredibly corny, but you see, that's why I like it so much! It just fits the scene perfectly, and "Jedi Rocks" (what the heck do JEDI have to do with it????) will never compare.
     
  7. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jedi Rocks. It's got funk. :-D

    ~Sithman~
     
  8. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn

    Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, Jedi Rocks is actually written with the "Jedi" in italics, meaning (at least to me) that they meant [Return of the] Jedi Rocks!
     
  9. Boba_Phat

    Boba_Phat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I liked Lapti Nek better than Jedi Rocks. Jedi Rocks is too slow in my opinion. They should have just extended Lapti Nek for the special edition scene.
     
  10. DarthJago

    DarthJago Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I like Jedi Rocks better.
     
  11. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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    I also like Jedi Rocks better. It seems to have more "life" in it, especially the dance number in the film.
     
  12. klingklang

    klingklang Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I actually prefer Lapti Nek (just wish it was a little longer).
     
  13. Lieutenant Piett

    Lieutenant Piett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Both suck compared to the two Bith-band pieces in ANH. But anyway, the lesser of two Evils in this case would be . . . Jedi Rocks. It's got more of a groove.

    **Piett**

    HuskerFreak - FlipYourWig or CandyAppleGrey? You be the judge...
     
  14. jamminjer25

    jamminjer25 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    That's like asking me to chose between Al Gore and George W Bush...Let me see, which one do I dislike the least?
     
  15. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jedi Rocks.

    DU NE TAY!
     
  16. skawookiee

    skawookiee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm awfully partial to Jedi Rocks, but I just downloaded Lapti Nek, and I'm liking it a whole lot.
     
  17. Minigo Varay

    Minigo Varay Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Lapti Nek without question.

    Allthough Jerry Hey is the greatest horn arrangement maker in the world. AND he plays the trumpet like no other. (Jerry Hey composed Jedi Rocks)
     
  18. FiendishJedi

    FiendishJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Lapti Nek wins

    But originaly there was a longer version (I somehow have it on my old CD soundtrack with "lost tracks") and I know on the old 80's making of SW video it had exerpts from the Lapti Nek scene, but GL decided that the puppet and song were too corny.

    CORN ME UP!
     
  19. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Still Jedi Rocks for me.
     
  20. mithmaster

    mithmaster Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You SE people sicken me, Jedi Rocks is a steaming pile of dog poo infesting a movie that many people already had problems with. Lapti Nek was the perfect song for a place like Jabba's place, kind of a sleazy, trashy Joan Jett kinda song. And that Honeycomb monster was ridiculous looking, especially with that stupid tonsil shot. ROTJ:SE got messed with the least, but they had to go and mess up the song. The incredible new ending almost makes up for it.

    The Twi-lek in the skimpy outfit singing backup is an improvement though ;)
     
  21. StarWarsGuy

    StarWarsGuy Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I like em both, but Lapti Nek gets my vote.
     
  22. Jeff 42

    Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't really like either, but Lapti Nek was more appropriate for the movie. Both pale in comparison to ANH's great cantina music. I do really like RotJ:SE's new ending song.
     
  23. yoddles

    yoddles Jedi Youngling star 3

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    does anyone have the lerics to the song?
     
  24. Erin Kenobi

    Erin Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I prefer "Lapti Nek".

    Mr. K posted the lyrics months ago -

    "Lapti Nek"

    Ab queck zenick fesi
    Jup col im in na hiz jal, ooh.
    Wa toc peg qui dos gee pif, aah.
    Joh jarraz bas deg zorze zot.
    Jer wih tuster mo vey
    Qui neb be og ezen on
    Wok lapti nek seb not van
    Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot
    Lapti Nek
    Rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
    Lapti Nek
    Kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
    Lapti Nek
    Rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff, Waaa0w!
    Av queck zenick fesi
    Jem wih tus-ter movey
    Qui Neb be og ezen on
    Wok lapti nek seb not van
    Wah toc peg qui doz gee pif
    Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot
    Lapti Nek
    Rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff
    Lapti Nek
    Kiv ba ha top wep jex pi va bep
    Lapti Nek
    Rat a ran wim joct co jappi qaff, Waaa0w!
    Deg zorze zot
    Jem wih tuster mo vey
    Qui neb be og ezen on
    Wok lapti nek seb not van
    Goc jarraz bas deg zorze zot
    Lapti nek,

    (.........repeats, fades...........)

    ((Partial English Translation))

    Feel my body growing
    My bones have started glowing
    The time has come for showing
    That I'll shape you up and work you out
    Lapti Nek
    You've got to move your soul
    You've got to feel the heat
    My body feels excitin'
    My soul is sythisizin'
    My whole frame is jumpin'
    I'm workin' out and havin' fun
    Lapti Nek
    Gotta move your body, Gotta move your feet
    Lapti Nek
    Gotta move your feet as you walk the street
    Lapti Nek...
    Laptinek!! (Work it out)
     
  25. Happy Ninja

    Happy Ninja Jedi Knight star 6

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    Lapti Nek for me.
     
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