My Morning Jacket give details on scrapped Muppets tour
June 23rd, 2011 by Matt
It’s good to finally get some details about this. MTV has an interview with My Morning Jacket wherein Tom and Patrick give some information that I’ve been dying to have: what’s up with My Morning Jacket and the Muppets?
Apparently years ago MMJ were tapped to write songs for a planned Dr Teeth live tour. They’d compose the songs and be the backing band for the tour. Then the whole thing fell through and all that was left from the sessions was “Wonderful” and “Out Of My System” (which wound up on Circuital) and “Friends Again” which had its live debut a while ago. Here’s Tommy summing up the whole experience:
“It all started when we were working on a Muppets project. … We were going to be the band behind the Electric Mayhem band,” bassist “Two Tone” Tommy Blankenship told MTV News. “And so we had started demoing songs at [frontman] Jim [James'] house; two of them ended up on the record, that were kind of Muppet-y, a little wacky. ‘Wonderful,’ ‘Out of My System’ and ‘Friends Again.’ But then that project fell through. And, man, that was a shame.”
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