I am having a hard time believing that Recess Monkey is music just for kids. As a person who listens to her fair share of kid’s music for work I feel qualified to say that this music is fun and a sweet addition to add to your library. This was my introduction to Recess Monkey and what a refreshing way to enjoy music.
This CD is fun and playful with songs that are definitely geared towards children but with a sound that adults will enjoy.
Wired is just that…a song to make you feel, well wired. Listening to it I felt like I should jump up and move around and forget that I am ever self-conscious about what I am doing or look like and dance, dance, dance!
There’s Brick by Brick, an ode to Legos. Before I found out that the song was about Legos I thought the song was reminiscent of some kind of clatter. Learning that the song is about the plastic bricks, I think the repeating chorus brings to mind the sound of Legos crashing out of a tub.
Other songs not to be missed: Braces a song commiserating metal mouths. Garage Sale which captures the nature of needing items of a garage sale but not wanting to add your special items. Duct Tape World, a song that celebrates the craze of duct tape creations and the need to collect all of the patterns available.
My teen is a reluctant listener. She thought the music was corny but she stayed in the room and didn’t argue when I played the CD again. When asked why she didn’t like the CD she claimed it was too weird but she later admitted she wanted to create a ringtone from Lazy Susan, a song she even admitted sounded like something that would be on “a regular” station.
I have to say I am digging this sound. It’s fun, it’s playful and most importantly safe and fun music that I can enjoy with a diverse group and not feel like something inappropriate will come on. The whole CD is full of daily experiences most parents have and it was like a personal soundtrack for my day.
They are also coming to the Philadelphia area and there are two times to catch them! I shared their tour information a few weeks ago but here are the deets:
The tour comes to Longwood Gardens and The Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Longwood Gardens is located 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348. The concert is Saturday, June 28th and begins at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free with Longwood Gardens admission.
For more information call 610-388-1000 or visit the Longwood Gardens website
The Philadelphia Museum of Art (aka The Art Museum) is located 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The concert is Sunday, June 29th and begins at 1:00 p.m.
Admission is free with Museum admission.
For more information call 215-763-8100 or the Philadelphia Museum of Art website.
r’s note: I was sent a copy of Wired to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post. If you click through the link and make a purchase I receive a small commission.