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Title: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: kotchishm on Jun 24, 2011, 03:00 PM
http://www.pitchfork.com/news/42971-my-morning-jacket-andrew-bird-weezer-cover-songs-by-the-muppets-on-ithe-green-albumi/ (http://www.pitchfork.com/news/42971-my-morning-jacket-andrew-bird-weezer-cover-songs-by-the-muppets-on-ithe-green-albumi/)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: johnnYYac on Jun 24, 2011, 03:07 PM
Awesome! 

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/muppets452.jpg)

Muppets: The Green Album

01 OK Go: "Muppet Show Theme"
02 Weezer and Paramore's Hayley Williams: "Rainbow Connection"
03 The Fray: "Mahna Mahna"
04 Alkaline Trio: "Moving Right Along"
05 My Morning Jacket: "Our World"
06 Amy Lee: "Halfway Down the Stairs"
07 Sondre Lerche: "Mr. Bassman"
08 The Airborne Toxic Event: "Wishing Song"
09 Atreyu's Brandon Saller and Good Charlotte's Billy Martin: "Night Life"
10 Andrew Bird: "Bein' Green"
11 Matt Nathanson: "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along"
12 Rachael Yamagata: "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday"
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: johnnYYac on Jun 24, 2011, 03:17 PM
Emmet Otter Christmas - Our World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LLrRMw2fm8#ws)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hooray, this is finally going to happen!  :D LOVE Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 03:31 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hooray, this is finally going to happen!  :D LOVE Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

No, no sir. I love Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. You like it. Don't front.  :-*


P.S. This is amazingly AWESOME! Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:48 PM
Quote from: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 03:31 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hooray, this is finally going to happen!  :D LOVE Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

No, no sir. I love Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. You like it. Don't front.  :-*


Why, you pup. Did you sit captivated on the rug in front of the Zenith in 1977 when Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas was first aired, and every Christmas since? I didn't think so.  ;)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 04:28 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:48 PM
Quote from: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 03:31 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hooray, this is finally going to happen!  :D LOVE Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

No, no sir. I love Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. You like it. Don't front.  :-*


Why, you pup. Did you sit captivated on the rug in front of the Zenith in 1977 when Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas was first aired, and every Christmas since? I didn't think so.  ;)

I....I....I got nothin...  ;D I do still have the old VHS of when my parents taped it off the TV for me and my brothers. And do you really watch it every Christmas??? I know I do! :)

But seriously, how wonderful is that show? And Jim Henson, too? Kids today don't have anyone magical like that. Makes me kind of sad for them....
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 04:44 PM
Quote from: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 04:28 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:48 PM
Quote from: kydiddle on Jun 24, 2011, 03:31 PM
Quote from: Crispy on Jun 24, 2011, 03:23 PM
Hooray, this is finally going to happen!  :D LOVE Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

No, no sir. I love Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. You like it. Don't front.  :-*


Why, you pup. Did you sit captivated on the rug in front of the Zenith in 1977 when Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas was first aired, and every Christmas since? I didn't think so.  ;)

I....I....I got nothin...  ;D I do still have the old VHS of when my parents taped it off the TV for me and my brothers. And do you really watch it every Christmas??? I know I do! :)

But seriously, how wonderful is that show? And Jim Henson, too? Kids today don't have anyone magical like that. Makes me kind of sad for them....

Oh, I guess you got me with that VHS tape. I don't actually watch it anymore since I quit TV, but I would if I had that tape! (My VCR is still plugged in) /hanging head in shame/

The world truly misses Jim Henson.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Dillsnufus on Jun 24, 2011, 04:48 PM
and roll call members get a 45 of this song?
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: oistheone on Jun 24, 2011, 04:58 PM
It is a travesty that "Can You Picture That?" is not included on this album. What a tune.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: capt. scotty on Jun 24, 2011, 05:18 PM
Sweet.

...is this a sign that the muppets album that friends again, outta my system, and wonderful were written for has a better chance of seeing the light of day??  :)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: rmpotsy on Jun 27, 2011, 09:17 AM
gawd i would love to hear their version of movin' right along
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: CC on Jul 12, 2011, 12:13 PM
take a listen!

http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-my-morning-jacket-cover-muppets (http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-my-morning-jacket-cover-muppets)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: littleacorn on Jul 12, 2011, 01:15 PM
Awesome!! Thanks CC
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: lil sis on Jul 12, 2011, 04:56 PM
Quote from: rmpotsy on Jun 27, 2011, 09:17 AM
gawd i would love to hear their version of movin' right along
This.  I can only imagine the awesomeness.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: el_chode on Jul 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
What an awful lineup, MMJ excluded of course.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: 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
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: searchinbig on Jul 12, 2011, 05:48 PM
Man I LOVE what they did with the vocals on this tune. So cool!
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: megalicious on Jul 13, 2011, 01:14 PM
This just made my day!
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Tommy.Young on Jul 13, 2011, 01:45 PM
The Muppets were a sublime show

Thank you MMJ for remembering that

Btw, when is it going to go out for the public?
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: sittingcow on Jul 13, 2011, 06:15 PM
BLLEEEECCCHH at the overall lineup (okmostly at OK GO... and LOL, sucks to be known as "Good Charlotte's _______")....
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHV1o9TE-8#)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: capt. scotty on Jul 14, 2011, 07:41 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

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

Love what MMJ did with the song though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Jul 14, 2011, 09:35 PM
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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHV1o9TE-8#)


...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

Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: 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.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Jul 14, 2011, 10:50 PM
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... :)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: 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.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Jul 16, 2011, 01:24 PM
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.
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: bunk_moreland on Jul 17, 2011, 12:20 AM
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
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: johnnYYac on Jul 19, 2011, 03:19 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/207832_197392373636526_100157253360039_495971_5913470_n.jpg)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Jul 20, 2011, 09:50 AM
Quote from: johnnYYac on Jul 19, 2011, 03:19 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/207832_197392373636526_100157253360039_495971_5913470_n.jpg)

Those are sweeeeeet!
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: searchinbig on Jul 22, 2011, 07:19 AM
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.........
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Aug 24, 2011, 08:43 AM
The Green Album is out...just saw it at Starbucks... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: Bigsky on Aug 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
NPR has it streaming... http://www.npr.org/2011/08/14/138984517/first-listen-muppets-the-green-album (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/14/138984517/first-listen-muppets-the-green-album)
Title: Re: MMJ to Appear on "Muppets: The Green Album"
Post by: CC on Jan 18, 2021, 02:22 PM
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."