Starwarsploitation Sounds: Star Wars On Record, 1977-1979

July 29, 2012
Starwarsploitation Sounds: Star Wars On Record, 1977-1979

After Star Wars became a blockbuster success in 1977, it came as very little surprise that lots of cash-in attempts ensued. Every major movie studio suddenly seemed to have a big-budget sci-fi film on their schedule, crazy astro-styled action figures flooded dime store toy aisles, every magazine had some iteration of the stars/monsters/droids of Star Wars on the cover, unauthorized “behind-the-scenes” publications filled racks in supermarkets and bookstores.  The original soundtrack LP shot straight up the Billboard charts, peaking at #2, and was quickly certified as a gold record (and went platinum shortly thereafter).  The single release of the Main Title and the Cantina Band theme from the original soundtrack was a similar success, reaching #10 on...
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