Okay, we're pretty excited to see Sigur Ros' yellow cartoon counterparts in this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, "The Saga of Carl Carlson." From the previews, it looks like Homer, Moe, and Lenny travel to Iceland (or thereabouts) to exact revenge on Carl.
Not only will they appear in the episode, but they'll be scoring the show with original material. We decided to take the opportunity to mention a few of our favorite musical guest stars, some of whom contributed memorable material to the ever-growing Simpsons soundtrack.
(Note: Since the copyright people are jerks, these are mostly sound clips, but the music's the important part, right?)
The B-52's sang the jingle for a very useful line-cutting garment, the Glove Slap, in "E-I-E-I-D'oh!":
The Who attempted to serenade New Springfield (and Homer attempted to request "Pinball Wizard") in "A Tale of Two Springfields":
Yo La Tengo played a Beatles tribute version of the Simpsons theme song during the end credits of "D'ohin' In The Wind":
N'Sync played the "autotuned" voices of Bart's boy band, The Party Posse, in "New Kids On The Blecch" (and we all got an inexplicable urge to join the Navy):
Homer made up the words to R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" (come on, we've all done it at some point) in "Homer The Moe":
And now, some quality voice acting from the greats.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation":
Johnny Cash as the spirit guide coyote in "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)":
And finally, James Brown's flawless delivery of this line: