The scene and song are probably two of the more recognizable in movie history and the amount of its frequent imitations might only be rivaled by its number of parodies. Pianist Brian Lockhard and his son play the John Williams composition with a casual ease that tells you that their home is probably filled with great music at all times. Lockhard, who once appeared on America’s Got Talent, has a YouTube channel where he displays his piano prowess in a number of videos while the Modal Nodes are, and frankly always have been, one hit wonders. I suppose by the time Episode IV came along, their fame was on the decline. No self respecting band would really WANT to play Mos Eisley, right? Plus, name one other song by them without Google. You can’t.
Family Guy may have said it best:
And yet, they’re still our favorite Alien/living light bulb hybrid musicians this side of a galaxy far far away! What’s your favorite Cantina Band cover or parody? Let us know in the comments below!