February 3, 2010
Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
"On 25 May 1977, Meco watched the feature film Star Wars on its opening day. By the second day, 26 May 1977, he had watched it four times, and he watched it several more times that weekend. He then got the idea to make a disco version of the score by John Williams. He contacted Neil Bogart at Casablanca Records, but only after the original score had become a huge success did Bogart agree to help Meco realize his idea.
In a matter of just three weeks they arranged and recorded Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. Although the album was nominated for “Best Instrumental Pop performer” in 1977, the award ultimately went to John Williams."