Muppets house band Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem have performed a version of Electric Light Orchestra‘s 1977 classic Mr Blue Sky.
The kaleidoscopic clip was filmed for the YouTube documentary Dear Earth, which premieres this weekend in the hope of inspiring viewers to make the planet a healthier and more sustainable home. Amongst those taking part are former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and SpongeBob SquarePants.
“Dear Earth is an epic global celebration of our planet and what we need to do to reverse climate change,” say YouTube. “Sprinkled with musical performances, Dear Earth also contains well-known climate activists, creators, and celebs who will all share ways to make our lives more sustainable.”
Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem – whose current line-up includes Dr. Teeth himself, Animal, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot and Lips – first appeared in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, the pilot for the first Muppet Show, in 1975. They’ve since gone on to perform a number of covers, including versions of Kool & The Gang’s Jungle Boogie, Paul Simon’s Kodachrome, and King Harvest’s Dancing In The Moonlight.
Floyd Pepper and Dr. Teeth handle the lead vocals on Mr Blue Sky, before Janis delivers a soulful guitar solo, Zoot adds some sweet saxophone, and it all climaxes with fluffy clouds, butterflies taking flight, singing flowers and more consciousness-expanding colour.
Next week ELO mainman Jeff Lynne publishes Wembley Or Bust, a book celebrating the band’s Wembley Stadium show in 2017. It’s the regular hardback edition of the lavish, limited edition version first put out by Genesis Publications in 2018.
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- Electric Light Orchestra - Wembley Or Bust - Sealed - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.39, €39.89 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 16:22)on January 31, 2023 at 1:46 pm
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO Wembley Or Bust (2017 UK 23-track 3-LP set pressed on 180g Vinyl, recorded live at Wembley Stadium on June 24th 2017. Housed in a wide-spined single pocket picture sleeve with picture/credits inners. Factory sealed fromnew with circular hype sticker attached and Digital Download included. Featuring all the hits you know and love, performed flawlessy by Jeff and his incredible band. Recommended!)
- Electric Light Orchestra - Balance Of Power - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 16:21)on January 31, 2023 at 1:46 pm
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Balance Of Power (1986 Dutch 10-track vinyl LP, the last studio album from the band before a fifteen year hiatus, includes So Serious, Getting to the Point and Calling America, complete with hype-stickered glossy picture sleeve and illustrated lyric inner EPC26467)
- Electric Light Orchestra - Face The Music - Dutch - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.88, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 16:19)on January 31, 2023 at 1:46 pm
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Face The Music (Late 70s Dutch issue of the 1975 8-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only a bit of light scuffing from storage & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with minimal play)
- Electric Light Orchestra - Alone In The Universe - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $37.19, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2023 16:17)on January 31, 2023 at 1:46 pm
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO Alone In The Universe (2015 UK limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl featuring the first collection of new original material from Jeff Lynne since 2001's Zoom, including the singles When I Was A Boy, WhenThe Night Comes, One Step At A Time and Ain't It A Drag. The gatefold picture sleeve comes with the illustrated lyric insert, while the vinyl looks barely played)