Thursday, December 08, 2005

90's Zelda rap / dance video


I was looking at digg yesterday and read about the Japanese Legend of Zelda commercial that came out in the early 90's. It's a fun video, to be sure, but I haven't seen anyone identify who provided the music for the commericial.

Oddly enough, I recognize who it is (I think).

It sounds a lot like Scha Dara Parr, a Japanese rap group from the late 80's and early 90's. My sister Karen, who has always influenced my taste in music, gave me a tape of them back when I was still an undergrad.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video:



The digg article, which includes links to other download locations: http://digg.com/gaming/80_s_Japanese_Zelda_Commerical

Scha Dara Parr info:

http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-176/artist_name-scha_dara_parr/ (info, English)

http://www.beastiemania.com/whois/scha_dara_parr/ (info, English)

http://www.schadaraparr.net/ (Official site, Japanese)

The first link actually mentions the Zelda commercial and says that the song "Game Boys" was used for it. I haven't heard the song in awhile, but I don't think it's "Game Boys". Given the lyrics to the song here, it seems pretty clear that the song was specifically made for the commercial.

3 comments:

  1. Just to confirm, very briefly near the beginning of the video, it says onscreen who the music is by (in Japanese), and it is indeed Scha Dara Parr.

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  2. Fantastic. Now I'll have to somehow find a copy of the original. It has to exist somewhere somehow in some way.

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  3. The song is by Scha Dara Parr. The group was approached to do the video with a remake of their song Game Boys with alternative lyrics that talk about the Super Famicom and the return of Zelda.

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