Guess what? The TV Show
that this album could have been a soundtrack
for isn't fictional
In 2001, Wave Twisters: The Movie took the world by storm. Led by illustrator Doug Cunningham (a/k/a Dug1, a legendary San Francisco graffiti artist) and directed by Syd Garon (who did music videos for Marilyn Manson) and Eric Henry, Wave Twisters is the perfect compliment to one of the most interesting concept albums to come to pass. The animation clicks seamlessly with the soundtrack, which is exclusively comprised of DJ Qbert's Wave Twisters LP in its' original form. Action is synced to each scratch, each sample, and each beat in a impressive display of CGI, cel-based animation, photo collage, and live action.
As is described on the back of the DVD, the plot is a sci-fi kung fu epic. Our hero is the Inner Space Dental Commander, who goes throughout space and fixes the grills of many different species. One day, as his ship falls under attack by the Red Worm, our hero discovers a turntable-watch inside the mouth of one of his clients after getting high on nitrous oxide and hallucinating an appearance of the ever-famous Buckethead. He and his partners, Rubbish the medical robot and the lovely Honey Drips find out that this watch is actually the Wave Twister, the only weapon with enough power to destroy Lord Ook and free the residents of Arrow Town, thus restoring the Lost Arts (MCing, Break Dancing, Graffiti, and DJing. They're told this by B-Boy Grandpa, whose missing hand actually contained the Wave Twister when it was discovered by the Innerspace Dental Commander.
When they arrive on the planet, they find that the residents of Arrow Town are under seige by the Octobots, who are piloted by members of the Invisible Skratch Piklz (including DJ Qbert himself) as well as DJ Flare. We learn that Lord Ook's henchmen actually use the forbidden Lost Arts in order to enslave the population, who look surprisingly similar to Playmobil people.
As was mentioned before, the Wave Twisters LP is the exclusive soundtrack to the movie, with no other audio added. Every scratch and every sample gets put to good use, and the chapter titles mirror the track titles mentioned in the writeup above mine, even including the Turntable TV tracks, but not the Aphrodisiskratch import track.
Wave Twisters was tied for first in the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2001, along with Super Troopers and Ladyporn, and is a permanent part of the San Francisco Modern Art Museum's digital archive.
The DVD contains tons of extras, including commentary, film to animatic comparisons, a 5-angle clip of the DJs in action (taken from when they were filmed for the movie), the ever-important deleted scenes, and subtitles in plenty of languages. It's region free as well, so you can enjoy Wave Twisters anywhere. Running time is roughly 46 minutes.
Source: www.wavetwisters-themovie.com, www.djqbert.com, www.imdb.com