Review of Recess Monkey's "Flying" Album11:39 PM
Music in the car is a MUST, and while I love kids stuff to keep the children entertained, if Mama don't like it -- we don't play it!
Recess Monkey is a fun band from Seattle that sounds more like something you'd have on your iPod. The only difference between your typical alt rock band and these guys is that, while you may be listening to lyrics about adult drama and lopsided love affairs, this band of 3 teachers is teaching lessons in bravery, honesty, and having a childhood you can look back fondly upon.
There are some songs that really stick out in my mind more than others: "Toolbox" is an innocent ode to Daddy's tools, complete with cordless drills keeping the time. "Bravest Kid in the World" is a call to doing the right thing -- no matter what -- and it doesn't just preach, but rather gives kids credit for being capable people with all the powers necessary to act brave in the face of peer pressure. My favorite, perhaps the less whimsical of all, is the harder rocking "Sidekick", with an infectious chorus you can repeat over and over without losing your adult cool.
As you know by now, we rarely review kid's CD's. When we do, it means something. This album is appropriate for tots and teens alike, but we think it will have Mom and Dad rockin' along, as well.
The album releases June 21st! Get more info on the crew at Recess Monkey via their official site www.recessmonkeytown.com
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*An amazing sample was received for this review. We would sing its praises even if we had to buy it ourselves.