Tuesday, September 19, 2017

let my people rock

Had to do some travelling recently. The long layovers and delayed flights gave me an opportunity to catch up on some cartoons. Among the most delightful was this episode of Bob's Burgers that introduces the fictional prog rock band Zentipede and their sci fi concept album/rock opera General Inzanity, complete with laser light show.

2112 by Rush is the obvious inspiration, though there are also nods to Pink Floyd's The Wall. As far as spoofs go, this is both loving and spot on. Using the Iron Maiden font for the logo is a nice touch (and one that immediately hit home - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son was the first concept album I ever owned).

I used some free time to combine "the album" created for the episode with clips of the animated "light show". Enjoy.