Alkaline Trio, Weezer, My Morning Jacket and OK Go plus many others are featured on 'Muppets: The Green Album, which is a collection of songs written specifically for or performed by the Muppets, and culls from a deep catalogue of fan favourites.
The album is released on August 23rd and is currently streaming online. You can take a listen by clicking here.
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The Muppet Show enjoyed a five-year run on CBS from 1976 to 1981 and was a big hit in the UK. Everyone from Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne to Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli and pianist Victor Borge made guest appearances on The Muppet Show, introducing kids to Heavy Metal, soul, funk, jazz and classical music.
You can see Alice Cooper's appearance on the show below.
OK Go kick off the album with a trippy, extended version of the Muppet Show theme song. Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore trade verses in a wistful version of 'Rainbow Connection'. Andrew Bird's whistling and string arrangements reach well into the heart of 'Bein' Green.' And Rachael Yamagata's version of 'I'm Going To Go Back There Some Day'.
A new Muppet movie written by Jason Segel, with songs by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie, is due in November. 'The Green Album' is nothing less than essential listening.
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