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MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"

Started by kotchishm, Jun 24, 2011, 03:00 PM

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sittingcow

BLLEEEECCCHH at the overall lineup (okmostly at OK GO... and LOL, sucks to be known as "Good Charlotte's _______")....

el_chode

Quote from: Hawkeye on Jul 12, 2011, 05:45 PM
Quote from: el_chode on Jul 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
What an awful lineup, MMJ excluded of course.

And good ol' Andy Bird  ;)  "Awful" and "Andrew Bird" should never be in the same sentence  :P

Ok I missed his name.

But lets be honest - most of the bands and the audience of the bands on this lineup weren't old enough to know what an Emmet Otter's Jug Band is. I mean the Fray at the top of the bill? Are we trying to attract fans of bland piano rock? And how does that mesh with the pseudo-emo of Paramore and the other whinefest acts on there?

They could have at least bands that are old enough, or who have fans who are old enough to remember the saddest moment in Television (Henson's funeral, of course - not the episode of All in the Family where Archie returns to an empty bedroom).

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
I'm surrounded by assholes

capt. scotty

Quote from: Hawkeye on Jul 12, 2011, 05:45 PM
Quote from: el_chode on Jul 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
What an awful lineup, MMJ excluded of course.

And good ol' Andy Bird  ;)  "Awful" and "Andrew Bird" should never be in the same sentence  :P

Sondre Lerche is pretty good as well. Overall though, pretty horseshitty group of groups.

Love what MMJ did with the song though  :thumbsup:
The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. - Peter Gibbons

Bigsky

Quote from: el_chode on Jul 13, 2011, 09:44 PM
Quote from: Hawkeye on Jul 12, 2011, 05:45 PM
Quote from: el_chode on Jul 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
What an awful lineup, MMJ excluded of course.

And good ol' Andy Bird  ;)  "Awful" and "Andrew Bird" should never be in the same sentence  :P

Ok I missed his name.

But lets be honest - most of the bands and the audience of the bands on this lineup weren't old enough to know what an Emmet Otter's Jug Band is. I mean the Fray at the top of the bill? Are we trying to attract fans of bland piano rock? And how does that mesh with the pseudo-emo of Paramore and the other whinefest acts on there?

They could have at least bands that are old enough, or who have fans who are old enough to remember the saddest moment in Television (Henson's funeral, of course - not the episode of All in the Family where Archie returns to an empty bedroom).

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson


...do you need a tissue for your issue? :'( :embarassed: :-\ :'(

Why does it matter what age the bands are? I am assuming you are at least over 30...because if you're any younger you probable grew up watching reruns; therefore not old enough to see this movie. I'm 34 and most of the shows I saw were reruns...I was only 5 when the last Muppet Show was on. Either way, however old you are...you might want to try to be a bit less arrogant.

Choder...I'm not trying to tell you how to crap...or how to blog about your opinion...you might just want to throw some positive points in before you crap on the new Muppet movie or the sounds track of which you have only heard one song...

I am just happy that there is a new Muppet movie so I can take my two daughters to go and see...and the fact that MMJ is on the sound track is un-fukin-believable.  :D

...the album cover is so nice...I want that t-shirt


el_chode

Not crapping on the movie at all. I am crapping on the shitty choice in bands. Even if I grew up on re-runs, its still more a matter of nostalgia for people of a certain age group. Bands like Paramore are commercial pop and nothing more. I'm also tired of an industry that panders like this. You want me to purchase something? Put together a quality compilation. The "put one band on that will hook one person and repeat for different audiences" fluff ended in the late 90s along with the music industry. But just soliciting a band known less for its music than its videos, a piano snooze rock band known for making dentist office anthems, and a bunch of tweeny pop that was obsoleted last decade is not redeemed by cherry picking a few talented names.

Then again, in the iTunes era, there's no point in making an album when Disney subsists purely on cheap singles. You can have a collective of artists actually play the songs, or you can just put together a bunch of fad bands to just do a simple cover to appeal to a target demographic.

I threw in a positive. MMJ is on the album. I'll give you Bird also. But I'm not going to polish this turd of an album with the sentiment of "well at least it's 1/6th good, thank you Disney may I please have another". If it makes me arrogant, so be it.
I'm surrounded by assholes

Bigsky

Quote from: el_chode on Jul 14, 2011, 10:15 PM
Not crapping on the movie at all. I am crapping on the shitty choice in bands. Even if I grew up on re-runs, its still more a matter of nostalgia for people of a certain age group. Bands like Paramore are commercial pop and nothing more. I'm also tired of an industry that panders like this. You want me to purchase something? Put together a quality compilation. The "put one band on that will hook one person and repeat for different audiences" fluff ended in the late 90s along with the music industry. But just soliciting a band known less for its music than its videos, a piano snooze rock band known for making dentist office anthems, and a bunch of tweeny pop that was obsoleted last decade is not redeemed by cherry picking a few talented names.

Then again, in the iTunes era, there's no point in making an album when Disney subsists purely on cheap singles. You can have a collective of artists actually play the songs, or you can just put together a bunch of fad bands to just do a simple cover to appeal to a target demographic.

I threw in a positive. MMJ is on the album. I'll give you Bird also. But I'm not going to polish this turd of an album with the sentiment of "well at least it's 1/6th good, thank you Disney may I please have another". If it makes me arrogant, so be it.

...but why focus on the negative? Is it not enough that there is a new Muppet movie and MMJ is on the soundtrack? Do you feel the need to spew your bad breath on such wonderful news? Who the fuck cares what bands are on the soundtrack? THERE'S A NEW MUPPET MOVIE AND MMJ IS ON THE SOUNDTRACK...that is all that you should be thinking about

anyways...I sure do miss the Muppet Show...I think I need to buy some dvd's to share with my girls... :)

johnnYYac

Some clarity here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but this cover album of Muppet songs, featuring MMJ, is NOT the soundtrack to the upcoming Muppet movie.  In fact, just as the Gorrilaz-style live Muppet/MMJ project died when a certain Disney exec. was shit-canned, so too were some MMJ submissions to the movie soundtrack.  This album is being released on the coattails of the new Muppet movie, but none of these tracks, as far as I know, will be heard during the film.
Close enough!

Bigsky

Quote from: johnnYYac on Jul 16, 2011, 01:15 PM
Some clarity here.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but this cover album of Muppet songs, featuring MMJ, is NOT the soundtrack to the upcoming Muppet movie.  In fact, just as the Gorrilaz-style live Muppet/MMJ project died when a certain Disney exec. was shit-canned, so too were some MMJ submissions to the movie soundtrack.  This album is being released on the coattails of the new Muppet movie, but none of these tracks, as far as I know, will be heard during the film.

I have no idea, so I will take your word...I'm still excited...and I love that Album cover.

bunk_moreland

I AM old enough to have seen the Muppet Show in prime time and also to remember life before VCRs.

Do you guys remember those old tape recorders that were like a small flat shoebox with one speaker?  I used one of those to tape the audio from two things on HBO back when I was in middle school.  One was Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.  The other was Purple Rain. ;D
"I just saw My Morning Jacket--They blew my pants off!" - Jimmy Fallon

johnnYYac

Close enough!


searchinbig

Okay so in the 6-21-2011 interview Jim says there is some more Muppet material, among the songs possibly a different version of Outta My System, with different lyrics of course!

So I was wondering how the different lyrics might go.

I'll start.

They told me not to eat rock candy but I wouldn't listen, never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison.........
"Somewhere out there is a land that's cool, where peace and balance are the rule."

Bigsky

The Green Album is out...just saw it at Starbucks... :thumbsup:


CC

Paul Williams recently talked about the 'Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas' soundtrack and MMJ's cover

https://americansongwriter.com/paul-williams-shares-stories-behind-emmet-otters-jug-band-christmas/

"Oh my god, it's one of the best recordings of my songs in my lifetime. 'Jim James' and "My Morning Jacket' from Muppets: The Green Album — it's the complete ending song, with the two parts together and it sounds like a Beatles cut. It's just stunning what they did with it."