Watch Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Cover the Mowgli’s and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Making the “only stop” on their world tour, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, the Muppets’ rock band, gave a brief set at the Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Among their five songs were covers of the Mowgli’s “San Francisco” and “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
The clip embedded above comes in midway through their opening song, “Can You Picture That?” from 1979’s The Muppet Movie. After their attempt at stage banter was interrupted by Animal shouting, “Enough chit chat! Play music! Play music!,” Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Lips and Animal launch into “San Francisco,” which appeared on the Mowgli’s 2012 debut, Sound the Drum. However, Animal got a little too rambunctious during his drum break and needed to be stopped.
A video of them in the van driving through San Francisco preceded “Home.” They personalized that song’s breakdown to have Floyd Pepper remind Janice of when they ran an illegal bed-and-breakfast out of an abandoned church, where they first met “the little green dude and the bear.”
From there, they played a couple of numbers closer to their hippie classic rock roots, the Band’s “Ophelia” and the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” which used Joe Cocker’s arrangement and featured the Oakland Tabernacle Choir. In between was another video that saw them attempting to remember how they met.
In addition to Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem’s set — the first time they ever played a festival — this year’s Outside Lands Festival featured headlining slots by Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey and Lionel Richie. The undercard featured performances by such names as Ryan Adams, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Jason Isbell and Duran Duran.
2016 Summer Music Festival Guide