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Final FU!

October 22nd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 37 Comments

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Here’s the challenge we RiffTones were given for our final Song Fu challenge, against the talented and scrappy Jason Morris:

    FINAL CHALLENGE

    THE SONG FROM (aka 70’s Cinema Pop): For this final duel between Master and Challenger, you must envision a world in which composer John Williams was never hired to write the now-iconic scores for the Lucas and Spielberg films of the 1970’s (JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, 1941, and STAR WARS). Imagine instead that the filmmakers decided to go with that other staple of the 70’s – a tailor-made pop tune. Think THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE’s “The Morning After (The Song From THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE)”, which you’ll find below. You must choose one of those 1970’s Williams-scored Spielberg/Lucas flicks and write “The Song From…” that the film never had, in the style of a 1970’s pop tune (particularly in your instrumentation).

And here’s what we did:

“Love Theme from JAWS (When a Man Loves a Shark)”

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Kevin’s amazing pipes take the lead on this little number, and my wife Virginia lent her lovely singing voice for backup vocals. Hard to believe, but her voice is a lot easier on the ears than mine. (I know! Shocking!)

She’s also more pleasant to look at. This was taken at a certain recent Comic-Con event. Look closely at the earrings for a clue:

Virginia at ComicCon

Anyhoo…

Go vote for our song by clicking HERE. (Scroll down.) Or vote for Jason’s if you prefer, but please… lie to us when you come back. Tell us lies. Tell us lies. Tell us sweet little lies.

Tusk!

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37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie W on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Love theme from jaws? hell yes! vote it up as I did

  • 2 mathey on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:39 am

    “….Squiiiiiiiiid!”

    Breathtaking.

  • 3 Katie M. on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Bill, where did your wife get those earrings and where can I get a pair of my own?????

    (off to listen to the Jaws Love Theme right now…..!)

  • 4 Tv Miller on Oct 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

    When I first listened pre-all-knowing your wife was involved, honestly thought Mary Jo made an appearance. And Kevin needs a night at the H-Bowl. I’m thinking he could front the night they do all movie themes…or looney tunes.

  • 5 Auntie Maim on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Coincidentally enough, geekologie.com just posted an item about gamer jewelry, but was kind enough to include pics of Crow & Servo earrings. They’re not the same as these, but any ‘bot in a storm!

  • 6 Virginia Corbett on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:23 am

    On Ebay, of course!

    Handcrafted!

    http://stores.ebay.com/The-Clay-Collection

  • 7 Robyn on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I totally have to have a pair, too. I don’t care that my friend literally would laugh at me if she were to see me wearing them.

    Oh, and the song was absolutely wonderful. A thing of beauty.

  • 8 RemmieBarrow on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Ah yes.. the “Love theme” from Jaws……WAIT A MINUTE….I do not ever remember a love theme in that movie!

  • 9 Ninjew on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    As much as I have continued to enjoy The Mighty Mighty RiffTones, this one kind of left me dry.

    It wasn’t quite as entertaining as previous entries (”Rufus” is still the best by far of the bunch), and it just seemed like it was…well…rushed.

    Vocals were wonderful as always (especially with the lavish lungs lent by Virginia), but content kinda fell slightly short of the mark.

    I still voted for y’all of course.

    Maybe if there was a reference to the Shark wanting to eat more bacon…

  • 10 Bill Corbett on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    “this one kind of left me dry.”

    Considering the alternative, I’m kind of relieved.

  • 11 Katie M. on Oct 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    ooooh, but of course!! Thanks, Mrs. C.!!

    (let me guess – Bill got the Bacon Lettuce Tomato earrings for himself, right?)

  • 12 OmegaRowsdower on Oct 22, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Voted once again for the RiffTones, and it looks like this one’s in the bag

  • 13 OmegaRowsdower on Oct 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Well ahead by 30 or so when I voted…
    Plants may cause the wind to shift or make other stuff HAPPEN…ing….

  • 14 Michaela on Oct 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Oh, Bill.

    That dirty, dirty mind of yours.

  • 15 Nanobots on Oct 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    I’m sure he was thinking of “crying” as the opposite to “left me dry”.

  • 16 MTB on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I’m on to you MR. CORBETT. Maybe you think you can taunt other self respecting robots with your pale, pasty, psychotic witticisms, but nothing doing! Maybe you deserve to be married to that beautiful shark, but not to that beautiful woman!

  • 17 Dames Like Her on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    “Les Chants de Maldoror” or “The Songs of Maldoror” by Lautreamont was required reading at my college. This dark tome of the adventures of a complete misanthrope included an- er- love scene between Maldoror and a female shark. Here is a link to the scene which is in Stanza 13.
    It’s the first thing that came to mind after hearing your most excellent song about “loving” a shark.

    http://www.kisa.ca/maldoror/english.html

  • 18 Dames Like Her on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Sorry. That’s pretty dark stuff. On a lighter note, Mrs. Murphy is a doll. And a talented one.

  • 19 Dames Like Her on Oct 22, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I mean Mrs. Corbett! Where are my meds?

  • 20 Smuttynose on Oct 23, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Yes! Finally! I TOTALLY agree that dolphins can go pound sand!

  • 21 Queen Shadowrama on Oct 23, 2008 at 4:39 am

    It’s times like these that I wish my ears were pierced.
    *runs off to find rusty needle and an ice cube*

  • 22 Krunchy on Oct 23, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Bill, you are my favorite Riffer, love your sense of humor in this blog, and would vote for you multiple times as Grand Poobah of the Water Buffalo Lodge but … Damn, with Virginia’s witty replies in here AND her vocal talent AND her attractiveness … I’m not even sure you are the most talented person in your family!

  • 23 Conor Lastowka on Oct 23, 2008 at 7:22 am

    I was reminded of the trailer mashup “Must Love Jaws”:

  • 24 NanoRiffites on Oct 23, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Hmm, she looks mighty happy that Bill might be looking for a shark to fall in love with. You haven’t bought any large insurance policies recently, have you Bill?

  • 25 Mstmompj on Oct 23, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I have only one thing to say about this song:

    Gravory?!

    That questionable word choice notwithstanding, I’m confident I’ll be humming the li’l earworm all day. Indeed, since my 8-year-old (a shark-loving pre-man) is singing it repeatedly already, I’ll have no choice.

  • 26 NanoRiffites on Oct 23, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I note the phrase “finger-licking”, and wonder how that really applies to sharks. They have no fingers to lick, so are they going to lick *your* fingers after eating you?

  • 27 Ninjew on Oct 23, 2008 at 11:42 am

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    Wow

  • 28 Smuttynose on Oct 23, 2008 at 11:48 am

    My “Final FU” will be my middle fingers extended and held that way with the rigor mortis.

  • 29 Russ Rogers on Oct 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I had to vote for the RiffTones, for rhyming “Savory” with “Gravory.” Question: who will get to keep the trophy?

  • 30 Smuttynose on Oct 24, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Trophery?

  • 31 Robyn on Oct 24, 2008 at 9:49 am

    She’ll make them in clip-ons, too… at no extra charge, I think.

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  • 33 Geena on Oct 30, 2008 at 7:50 am

    That was really great. If I had one tiny criticism to offer, it would be that there seems to be a bit of 80s in there (the harmonies on the choruses come to mind). Still and all, a terrific song.

  • 34 Cheryl on Dec 18, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I just discovered this beautiful, mesmerizing song at RiffTrax Live. On my mp3 player it goes!

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