The Muppets Covers ‘Mr. Blue Sky” By Electric Light Orchestra
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The Muppets’ house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, just dropped what could possibly be their best cover ever. They just delivered a trippy version of Electric Light Orchestra’s 1977 classic hit “Mr. Blue Sky”. Listen to it below. It’s pretty hypnotic. The video was shot for the YouTube documentary Dear Earth. It’s set to premiere this weekend, and it will feature performances and content from celebrities, musicians, climate activists, politicians and others.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem’s lineup features Dr. Teeth himself, Animal, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot and Lips. The band first appeared on The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence in 1975. They have performed countless covers including Kool & The Gang’s Jungle Boogie, Paul Simon’s Kodachrome, and King Harvest’s Dancing In The Moonlight.
“Mr. Blue Sky” was written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne after he locked himself away in a Swiss chalet. It’s the band’s signature song.
“It captured what my vision of ELO was all about,” Lynne said. “All the bits that come in and out, the backing vocals, the cellos sliding, all the little naughty bits, the sound effects, everything is exactly what I imagined ELO to be.”
The arrangement has often been referred to as “Beatlesque”.