Monday, May 06, 2013

30 Years of RETURN OF THE JEDI - Part 6

Back when Return of the Jedi was first released, Jabba's in house band, the Max Rebo Band was an energetic trio whose big hit was a workout song sung in Huttese called "Lapti Nek."

With the 1997 "special edition" rerelease, Max Rebo was no longer a focus of attention as the band gained nine new members in addition to the original trio. "Lapti Nek" was gone replaced by a new song that dated just as quickly. Return of the Jedi's analog to the cantina band of the first movie was much more colorful and diverse in its membership. 

Max Rebo: Ortolan from the cold, mineral rich planet of Orto. Plays the red ball organ.

Droopy McCool: Kitonik from the planet Kirfo III. Plays a chidinkalu horn. 

Ak-rev: Weequay from the planet Sriluur. Drummer.

Umpass-stay: Latooinian from the agricultural planet Shawti. Drummer.

Doda Bodonawieedo: Rodian from Rodia. Plays the slitherhorn. 

Barquin D'an: Bith from the planet Clak'dor VII. Plays the kloo horn. 

Rappertunie: Shawda Ubb from the planet Manpha. Plays the Growdie Harmonique, bi-tuminal wind cuspers, and the pit horn. 

Joh Yowza: Yuzzum from Endor. Singer.

Sy Snootles: Pa'lowick from the planet Lowick. Singer.

Originally, Sy Snootles was a puppet with tusks, but for the 1997 special edition she was replaced with a CG character without tusks. 

Greeata Jendowanian: Rodian from Rodia. Backup singer and dancer. 

Lyn Me: Twi'lek from the planet Ryloth. Backup singer and dancer. 

Ryst├íll Sant: Theelin/Human from the planet New Bomalex. Backup singer and dancer. 


Horatio McCoy said...

Why no Oola?

John Rozum said...

She is a slave belonging to Jabba and not a member of the band.

Anonymous said...

Yarna D'al' Gargan asked to join the band but they had a strict "NO SIX TITTED ALIENS" policy. Sucks.