Friday, April 24, 2009

Andrew the Bird covers Kermit the Frog (en français)

Yesterday Andrew Bird made an appearance on the Paris radio show Le Fou du roi performing a fantastic rendition of the Kermit the Frog standard Bein' Green, in French no less! He was accompanied by in-house pianist Richard Lornac.Andrew Bird - Bein' Green [originally by Kermit the Frog; written by Joe Raposo]

He also performed one of my faves from his latest album Noble Beast:
Andrew Bird - Oh No (live on Le Fou du roi)

Tonight his European tour kicks off:
04/24 Bourges, France - Theatre Jacques Coeur
04/25 Rennes, France - Ubu
04/27 Paris, France - La Cigale
04/28 Nancy, France - L'Autre Canal
04/29 Nantes, France - Olympic
04/30 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
05/01 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
05/03 Stockholm, Sweden - Strand
05/04 Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
05/05 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
05/06 Berlin, Germany - Admiralsplast 101
05/07 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
05/09 Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuit de Botanique Cirque Royal
05/10 Bristol, England -Thekla
05/11 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
05/13 Manchester, England - Academy 2
05/14 Glasgow, Scotland - Oran Mor

Here's another cover of Bein' Green I love performed by fellow Muppet, Rowlf. Useless fact #37: Rowlf and Andrew Bird have both played doctors on TV.

Rowlf the Dog - Bein' Green [originally by Kermit the Frog]
Yep, A Bird and a dog covering a frog. Sounds like the start of a Fozzie joke...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Bird Dog [originally by the Everly Brothers]
Wocka Wocka Wocka!


BOPalex said...

I always get mildly creeped out when they do those posed shots where you can see their legs. They seem somehow taxidermidized.

Anonymous said...

Reasonable first pass at a French lyrics transcription is here: