How Not To Do a Cover Version

There was much love for the Muppets after they featured briefly at the end of a post I did earlier in the week, so I thought I’d feature dig some more out.

Back in 2011, one of those tribute albums was released, where various bands record covers of one particular artiste’s songs. The subject here was The Muppets.

As with many of these kind of albums, it’s a pretty mixed bag: twelve songs in total, and I’d say there’s only two or three worth listening to.

One of those that isn’t, is by OK Go. Or OK, Go Away Now Please, as they’re hilariously known round my way.

You know OK Go. They’re that band who make whacky videos (with the band performing a choreographed dance routine on four exercise treadmills for example) but utterly forgettable records. Disagree? Go on then, name one of their songs (that isn’t called “The one where they perform a choreographed dance routine on four exercise treadmills in the video”). See?

Some songs really should not be covered, and this is one of them:

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OK Go – The Muppet Show Theme

It’s not that it’s a particularly bad version, and at least they try to do something a bit different with it, but it’s impossible to hear it without thinking of the glorious original, and all of the nostalgia and child-like excitement that inevitably invokes.

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The Muppets – The Muppet Show Theme

As The Robster said by way of the Comments section: “Nothing beats The Muppets. Nothing.”

OK. Go on then:

More soon.

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