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Dr. Teeth The Monsters of Puppet Rock 2012!

Every Christmas, I dig through a stack of holiday DVDs to find one movie in particular: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. It is the heartwarming tale of a young boy (or otter) and his mother (also an otter) who discover that the meaning of Christmas is not expensive gifts, but love, music and togetherness.

Yea, yea, yea…that's all fine and good but I'm well aware of the meaning of Christmas. All the Rankin & Bass claymation specials got me up to speed long before Emmet. No, the reason I love this particular holiday special is because I get to see "The Nightmare" rock the little town of Riverdale.

"The Nightmare" is a hardcore, rock-n-roll band comprised of Muppets—a bear, weasel, fish and snake to be exact. They are one of my favorite all-time puppet-rock acts. And I watch in delight as they blow the roof off the little town hall to win the holiday talent contest with their hit "Riverbottom Nightmare Band!" It is like seeing Metallica on strings! Epic.

Puppet-rock is nothing new . I've seen them all. Some video director thinks it would be funny or cutting edge to have puppets stand in for the actual human band and sing their song. However the reason I love "The Nightmare" is because they are an original band and sing their original song…written by the folks at Jim Henson Studios of course.

The "Land of Confusion" video by Genesis was fine and all, but it was nowhere near as cool as the best puppet band of all time! Ladies and Gentleman, I submit for your approval, Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem!

The Muppet Show house band has been doing it better than anyone in this particular genre way before Kanye West had a foam version of himself lip-syncing his songs. I mean this band has ANIMAL on drums! They are like the '27 Yankees of puppet rock!

I am not looking to see any more videos where a puppet version of the band plays their song. I would, however, love to see Dr. Teeth and Company do a tour covering some of my favorites. Hell, I'd even lobby hard to get the band I play in to open for them.

So to all the puppet bands out there, stand down. Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem are still the best. Look for them and "The Nightmare" on tour soon! The Monsters of Puppet Rock Tour - 2012!

Every Christmas, I dig through a stack of holiday DVDs to find one movie in particular: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. It is the heartwarming tale of a young boy (or otter) and his mother (also an otter) who discover that the meaning of Christmas is not expensive gifts, but love, music and togetherness.

Yea, yea, yea…that's all fine and good but I'm well aware of the meaning of Christmas. All the Rankin & Bass claymation specials got me up to speed long before Emmet. No, the reason I love this particular holiday special is because I get to see "The Nightmare" rock the little town of Riverdale.

"The Nightmare" is a hardcore, rock-n-roll band comprised of Muppets—a bear, weasel, fish and snake to be exact. They are one of my favorite all-time puppet-rock acts. And I watch in delight as they blow the roof off the little town hall to win the holiday talent contest with their hit "Riverbottom Nightmare Band!" It is like seeing Metallica on strings! Epic.

Puppet-rock is nothing new . I've seen them all. Some video director thinks it would be funny or cutting edge to have puppets stand in for the actual human band and sing their song. However the reason I love "The Nightmare" is because they are an original band and sing their original song…written by the folks at Jim Henson Studios of course.

The "Land of Confusion" video by Genesis was fine and all, but it was nowhere near as cool as the best puppet band of all time! Ladies and Gentleman, I submit for your approval, Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem!

The Muppet Show house band has been doing it better than anyone in this particular genre way before Kanye West had a foam version of himself lip-syncing his songs. I mean this band has ANIMAL on drums! They are like the '27 Yankees of puppet rock!

I am not looking to see any more videos where a puppet version of the band plays their song. I would, however, love to see Dr. Teeth and Company do a tour covering some of my favorites. Hell, I'd even lobby hard to get the band I play in to open for them.

So to all the puppet bands out there, stand down. Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem are still the best. Look for them and "The Nightmare" on tour soon! The Monsters of Puppet Rock Tour - 2012!