NOTE - I recently FINALLY picked up all my old vinyl from my parents' house - and I don't quite know how I've managed without it so long. Aside from the fact that it sounds infinitely better than CD, there's a lot of stuff there that I haven't listened to in a while. So after reveling in the superior audio, I'm aware of the irony in deciding to crunch some of the choicer moments down to mp3 format for your listening pleasure!
first album I can remember my brother and myself owning was "The Muppet
Show". I loved that TV programme and remember when my Dad came home
with the album for us (also available on cassette and cartridge,
according to the LP) - he'd also brought himself a copy of "The Sound Of
Bread". Somewhere in between these two albums is mine and my brother's
entire musical taste.
... featuring a post-performance chat with Animal - surely the drumming icon of choice for anyone born in the 70s?
organ work here from Dr. Teeth, not to mention Zoot on Sax... and the
other two. Floyd and Janice?? If you can help me out, join me in the
remember that I would pretend to play the piano along with this track -
excellent bit of music theory when Rowlf explains what a modulation is.
Is it me, or does this sound like Tom Waits??
... and this one might even have subliminally lead me to discover Randy Newman (hear his version here).
seems to have picked "Mahna Mahna" as the Muppet nonsense classic of
choice, but I love this one - and blow me down if it doesn't sound like
This albums has served me well over the years,
especially in the making of many MANY compilation tapes. Go forth with
these choice selections and spread the joy.
Buy - Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem & More!, which has most of this stuff
Visit - Muppets.com
from the comments to the original post
boyhowdy - "Floyd and Janice, indeed. In fact, in the Muppet pilot -- which was
VASTLY different from the ultimate Muppet show -- floyd was one of the
three main characters.
Thanks for these, by the way. We're a
tv-less family with two little kids, and plenty of muppets videos (and
now the whole first season on DVD) -- but it's nice to have these
stripped out and isolated for us.
And...I thought manah manah was actually a cover of a porn song? Maybe just an urban myth. "
Ian - "Me and my brother had this on cassette too when we were kids. Until that
sad and sorry day when some reprobate broke into my dad's car and
swiped the stereo and collected tapes.
'Tenderly' is such a good song!"
Francis - "i didn't know Randy Newman did "Simon Smith.." I only know the Alan
Price version. I shall now compare and contrast Newman & Price's
version with the original by Fozzie... "
cookies from elastic - "These are great! Thanks much. But, in the interest of fairness and
scientific inquiry, wouldn't it be appropriate to post Manah Manah along with
Hugga Wugga, so readers can judge between the relative merits of each?
Ok, I admit, I'm less interested in scientific inquiry than in hearing
Manah Manah again. I just thought subtlety might be the more effective
approach. But I could be wrong.
Cheers, either way!"
Jason - "Having just watched the majority of Season One on DVD, I am really
appreciative of the time you took to rip these from the vinyl. They're
fantastic. Thanks so much.
Did the vinyl have "Halfway Down The Stairs" as sung by Robin? Oh, how I love that song.."