Muppets “The Green Album” – Album Review
An inspirational flash back from a time of innocence, and motivation. When a brand new source of enlightenment came from stuffed characters that we grew to love and know as “The Muppets”. Disney has recognized the importance of The Muppets and its concept by releasing “The Green Album”, which features artists like Weezer, Brandon Saller of Atreyu, Amy Lee of Evanescence, The Fray and many more covering music you may or may not remember from watching “The Muppet Show” or their movies.
The Green Album starts off with, of course, The Muppet Show theme song performed by alternative artist OK Go sweetening a taste of hip-hop groove and synthesized keyboards to arouse a new generation of young minds. The Muppet Show theme song was used to introduce musicians and Hollywood actors as this weeks guest. Many Guests such as Jack Nicholson, Farrah Fawcett, Meryl Streep, John Belushi, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, The Who and so many other celebrated artists that were willing to donate their time and celebrity to inform children of morality and good will.
Track #9 “Night Life” originally performed by the Muppet house band Electric Mayhem features artist Brandon Saller of Atreyu. Yes, it’s heavy and features a drum solo by Brandon Saller that you can picture famed Muppet “Animal” delivering on the skins.
Track #10 “I hope that something better comes along” originally done by chief Muppet Kermit the Frog, features rock and folk musician Matt Nathanson. This song was delivered by Kermit every time he was sad and felt discriminated upon because of his skin tone, green.
My personal favorite, Track #2, “Rainbow Connection” featuring Weezer and Hayley Williams. This tracked was featured in the movie “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. Kermit the Frog sings about his recently lost love to Mrs. Piggy, hoping that someday he’ll find it……that rainbow connection.
I hope we all find the Rainbow Connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me.
Here’s a video sampler of what you can expect from The Muppets “Green Album”