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Sesame Seventies
June 24, 2003 11:41 PM   Subscribe

Sesame Seventies is an informational website about the three disco-related Muppets/Sesame Street records released in the 1970s. It makes for a good argument in favor of file-sharing, it reveals some of the stranger children's music of the past twenty or so years, and it's cute. (warning, some flash)
posted by pxe2000 (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
What a tease. Where are the tracks?
posted by squirrel at 11:50 PM on June 24, 2003


I owned the saturday night fever one with grover in the suit on the cover. Man, what were we thinking back then. It just looks creepy now.
posted by mathowie at 11:54 PM on June 24, 2003


I'm sorry, but nothing beats Disco Mickey Mouse's Macho, Macho Duck.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:07 AM on June 25, 2003


Oh what the hell. What do I need bandwidth for?

Me Lost Me Cookie At The Disco, which, I believe, is the LP single they don't have any information on yet.
posted by Katemonkey at 1:35 AM on June 25, 2003


the tracks are under "music and lyrics", squirrel. (i can't deep link to it, sorry.)
posted by pxe2000 at 2:24 AM on June 25, 2003


what a long, painful intro with those words typing out at 10 wpm.
posted by Outlawyr at 5:47 AM on June 25, 2003


Wierd that this should come up....

I bought the Sesame Street Fever album with Grover on the cover last month. I listened to it with a friend of mine and he snatched it off me and has now sampled one of the OTT drum breaks on it for a track he's recording.

Sesame Disco lives on!
posted by davehat at 5:51 AM on June 25, 2003


This site is being bookmarked for when I get finally upgrade from dialup at home this weekend. Thanks, pxe2000.
posted by iconomy at 6:41 AM on June 25, 2003


I was wrong -- "Me Lost Me Cookie At The Disco" is on Sesame Disco, and the page on the site also has the mp3.
posted by Katemonkey at 7:25 AM on June 25, 2003


I can't believe they found a cellist called Kermit...

The Band

Drums:
Richard Crooks

Bass:
Herb Bushler

Guitars:
Jack Cavari, Jeff Layton, and Cliff Morris

Keyboards
David Horowitz and Pat Rebillot

Conga:
Jimmy Maelen

Percussion:
George Devons

Trumpet:
Joe Shepley

Trombone:
Alan Ralph

Reeds:
Lou Marini

Strings:
Paul Gershmann, Harold Kohon, Joe Malin, Gene Orloff, Matt Raimondi, and Gerald Tarack

Cellos:
Jesse Levy and Kermit Moore

posted by monkey closet at 7:30 AM on June 25, 2003


This looks cool, but I'd rather have mp3s from Chipmunck Punk.

I do, however, still own a copy of the John Denver and the Muppets "Christmas Together" on vinyl. It was a staple growing up.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:59 AM on June 25, 2003


Oh holy fuck. That's my site.

And dammit, it's only a month away from a big-ass overhaul, too (it hasn't been touched in 2+ years), so it's kinda embarassing that it's up on MeFi right now. Tweaked design, more music, more lyrics, more artwork, and scans of the promotional art and Billboard Magazine ads (thank you, eBay). And yes, fixing that overly slow flash intro. And I found copies of the rare Japanese CD releases and will be ripping them and posting the cleaner audio tracks (in particular for Sesame Street Fever, where the current online tracks are very muddy sounding). I even have copies of the lyrics (from the CD booklets) in Japanese.

Yes, yes, I am obsessive and weird, but dammit, the music is just so good, and I couldn't believe that Henson and CTW hadn't re-released the albums. Especially since so many people have good memories of dancing around to it as little kids.

FYI, the people at Henson and henson.com do know about the site, have e-mailed me about it (to compliment, not to sue, luckily), and have actually directed people to it who have e-mailed them about the (lack of) availability of the albums. And while I was making it in college, the site also served as an Internet Law project for me about the legality of posting online music when the copyright was still extant but not likely to ever be re-released or enforced.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:31 AM on June 25, 2003 [1 favorite]


...but, um, don't let that stop anyone from making any constructive criticism about it or nuthin', Pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:58 AM on June 25, 2003


argh! did not mean to embarrass you, asparagirl. 'tis a good site. (and while i am on the opposite side of the ideological fence with you, your blog is well-written and intelligent.)
posted by pxe2000 at 10:44 AM on June 25, 2003


Being "obsessive and weird" is what makes you perfect for creating that site. Thanks for all of the hard work. Can't wait to see the updated version.
posted by Rattmouth at 12:32 PM on June 25, 2003


No no, thank you for liking it! I mean, there's no way anyone but my overfrazzled brain could have known that version 2 of the Sesame Seventies site is coming down the tracks soon. It's really flattering that you liked the site enough to post about it. And thanks for the nice words about the blog. [blushes furiously]

Now, time for a *real* ideological fence question: "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" or "Disco Frog"? Or attractive third party candidates like "Has Anybody Seen My Dog"?
posted by Asparagirl at 12:32 PM on June 25, 2003


And thank you too, Rattmouth. I thank everybody! I kiss you!
posted by Asparagirl at 12:34 PM on June 25, 2003


i cast my vote for "disco frog" -- the trilling "ribbits" capture my heart.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:17 PM on June 25, 2003


Thank you, Asparagirl! While I distinctly remember my "Sesame Street Sing-Along" record, I haven't heard these and they're delightfully campy and fun. I greatly look forward to your revamping of the site.

...The 1970's are long gone, aren't they?
posted by Down10 at 9:47 PM on June 26, 2003


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