Delving into the lesser-known backward-album-feature-film pairings.
“Whaddaya want to do tonight?”
“I donno, any ideas?”
“You ever done the Capery Side Of Humperdinck?”
“The Capery Side Of Humperdinck, hombre. It’s where you play Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1966 album Release Me backwards, and watch The Great Muppet Caper. ”
“Whoa. Sounds intense. What happens?”
“Everything syncs up, it’s nuts. Like, Miss Piggy’s fantasy synchronized swimming scene starts off with the key change in ‘There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)’.”
“And Happiness Hotel’ is set to this off-putting rendition of ‘Walk Through This World’.”
“Yeah. And the craziest thing is how watching it makes you feel. It’s pretty far out.”
“What does it do?”
“It gives you like, the worst, most skull-splitting headache you can imagine.”
“Do you think Engelbert Humperdinck wrote the album to match up with the movie?”
“Naw, man. The Great Muppet Caper came out in 1981, 12 years after Release Me.”
“So how did it happen?”
“Well, IMHO, Jim Henson specifically wrote and directed the film to match the album. That’s why it’s so disjointed and oddly paced.”
“Yeah man. Think about it. Now, you want some ibuprofen before we start?”
Wear this shirt: backwards. It’ll blow your mind.
Don’t wear this shirt: around your mom—she may have a flashback.
This shirt tells the world: “There’s no place like Home / Home again.”
We all this color: Grass (really).
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