Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Emperor Palpatine was once a Foghat Bassist

In days of yore when the internet was barely a glimmer in Al Gore's...er I mean Dr. Jonathan B. Postel's eye. A young man named Nick from Philadelphia started a band named American Dream. AD was short lived but in 1974 Nick joined a British band named Foghat. Nick played the bass joyfully for a little over a year until he split the band to play solo. Having struck out on his own for solo albums he still returned several times to produce albums for Foghat and others. Most notably, for many, Foghat's Fool for the City which contained the rock classic 'Slow Ride'.

Eventually Nick found his way out of music and into acting. For a decade and a half he voiced a myriad of characters in video games where he ruled the galaxy many times over (10 times I believe) and TV...where he eventually came to rule the galaxy again.

Yep, Emperor Palpatine from The Clone Wars animated TV series and Star Wars video games is none other than Foghat bassist/producer/engineer Nick Jameson!

*I'm betting this is only a revelation to me LOL I seem to be the last to know when it comes to music connections

*In addition to his Clone Wars and video game work Jameson has also voiced Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars: Dark Empire audio book. Oh, and he was the voice of Max in the hugely popular Sam and Max Hit the Road.

LM

2 comments:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Son of a Bith
The Cantina Corner

date Posted: Dec 01, 2005 12:38 PM
Cool. When I saw the title I was thinking of Ian McDiarmid playing bass. You probably already know that Mark Hamill did the voice of the Joker in the Batman Animated Series, Woody Woodpecker, and even a stint on "Ren and Stimpy".

"It's a slow ride (drrr, drrrrr,drrrr DRRRRR) take it easy..."

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Dec 01, 2005 2:39 PM
heheh, yeah interesting visual wasn't it?

Yeah, Mark Hamill. Buzz Buzzard on Woody Woodpecker, hm, cool. I'll be adding that to his page.

I'd love to find which voices he did on Ren and Stimpy. I loved that show. Guess I'll have to add R&S to the queue!

LM