These Atlanta, Georgia, pops can rock! Stay-at-home-dad John Boydston and Walt Brewer (ex-Jody Grind) have cleverly blended their passions for parenting and rock & rolling with the supergroovy Daddy à Go-Go release, Cool Music for Cool Kids
. Tackling subject matter ranging from the merits of brushing your teeth to the pleasures of fatherhood to carpooling and diaper changing, Daddy à Go-Go fills the gap for hip parents and kids with a hankering for something cooler and more substantive than Barney, edgier than Raffi. Daddy à Go-Go makes jubilant jangle-pop recalling the '80s heyday of Athens, Georgia, as well as '60s three-chord pop. "I Can Swing By Myself" and "Ants in My Pants" are infectious bass-heavy twang-rockers, and the carpool song kicks some serious Neil Young-style booty. Instrumentals such as "The Thang from Planet Twang," "Chop 'Till You Drop," and "Glad to Be a Dad" are surf and rockabilly inflected explorations in sound and the boogie that follows. From Boydston's delightful originals to the Dads' covers of themes from Scooby Doo
and Speed Racer
, Daddy à Go-Go does a family good. --Paige La Grone
"Cool Songs for Cool Kids" is Daddy A Go Go's first CD and was named to Amazon.com's first ever Top 10 Best Kids Records of the Year List (1999) and continues to be a favorite among Daddy a Go Go fans. All Music Guide writes: "Cool Songs for Cool Kids is a great introduction to Daddy a Go-Go's cool sound. The title of Daddy a Go-Go's debut Cool Songs for Cool Kids tells most of the story behind the album, though it leaves out the key ingredient of its appeal: the cool dads that comprise Daddy a Go-Go. Walt Brewer and John Boydston mix elements of surf, rockabilly, bubblegum, and classic rock and playful themes into 15 fun songs for kids and parents. Rough, jangly covers of the theme songs to Scooby Doo and Speed Racer, surfy instrumentals like "The Thang From Planet Twang," and witty originals like "Dads in the Sky" and "Daddy's Diaper Blues" reflect the different sides of Daddy a Go-Go's fun, unique style." Its a kids record that doesn't talk down to kids (or to parents) and begins the Daddy a Go Go tradition of never insulting anyone's intelligence, while keeping it fun. Daddy a Go Go has 5 CD's, so check out Daddy A Go Go's other 4 CD's here at Amazon.com, starting with the 2006 release "Eat Every Bean and Pea On Your Plate," one of Amazon.com's Top 10 Best Kids CD"s of the Year Choices. Also Parents Choice Award Winner "Monkey In The Middle," which was also named to Amazon.com's Top 10 Best Kids Records of the Year in 2000. "Big Rock Rooster" expands Daddy a Go Go's notion of rock and roll for the family with rom covers of Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah,Hello Faddah" and a punchy version of "Come On Get Happy", to fun clever originals like "I Wanna Be An Action Figure" and "I Think I Might Be a Dog." And in 2004 Daddy A Go Go won a 2nd Parents Choice Award with "Mojo A Go Go - Real Rock For Kids" CD, which was again named to Amazon.com's Top 10 Best Kids CD's The Year List. Daddy A Go Go's 2006 release "Eat Every Bean and Pea On Your Plate" features cool rockers like the title track, and "For Those About To Walk (We Salute You), Cryin' in the Dugout, and Pink Floyd Saves Hugh Manatee," and was named to Amazon.com's Top 10 Best Kids CD's of 2006 List. And Daddy a Go Go's newest release "Rock of All Ages" is also on Amazon's 2008 Best of Year List. Check em' all out here at Amazon.com and/or visit Daddyagogo dot com for more information on future releases and shows and general doings with the artist. Cheers.