- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: E1 Entertainment Dist ***
- ASIN: 5558088281
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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The band isn't afraid of caricature ("Housefly Blues" is what you might suspect, and "I'm an A.N.T." is a straight-up parody of "I'm a M.A.N."), but overall, Wee Hairy Beasties creates a unique and cohesive musical world for children to enter when listening to the album. Two of our favorite tracks are songs which purport to back dancing animals performing for listeners, complete with supportive hollers from the band and comments from the animals themselves. This album is a deliberate, if restless, throwback to an earlier time, complete with jug, kazoo, washboard, kick drums, and a lot of zaniness, and it works beautifully.
Top Tracks: Wee Hairy Beasties / Ragtime Duck / I'm an A.N.T. / Cuttlefish Bone / Cyril the Karaoke Squirrel / Lightnin' the Turtle
My fears vanished before the opening title track. My daughter loves this record even more than I do. The music is clever, engaging, and best of all -- not cloying.
You may think that all we chicks do on any given day is read silly books and eat sprinkled donuts. And you would mostly be right. But every now and then, we chicks get a bee in our bonnet to shake our tail feathers and our groove things and our whatnots. And when we do, we crank up ANIMAL CRACKERS by Wee Hairy Beasties for delicious, romp-stomping tracks like Flies on My Taters, Ragtime Duck, and A Newt Called Tiny ("I call him Tiny because he's my newt.")
Featuring Kelly Hogan, Devil in a Woodpile, and British punk rockers Jon Langford and Sally Timms of Mekons fame, these Wee Hairy Beasties know how to raise the roof and rock the roost. Kids will eat up these jiggle-wiggle songs like coco pops while parents fall to their knees in gratitude for a children's music CD that doesn't induce nausea after more than one listen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The whole family really enjoys listening to this! I have played it while friends were here and they went out and bought it for their kids/ nieces, nephews, etc., immediately. Read morePublished on April 18, 2008 by jacen
overall ok. There are better children's cds. Some of the songs are really twisted and a little dark for kids. And I am usually the last to say so.Published on April 9, 2008 by Melinda Lawrence
great little CD, provides a nice break from the more saccharine toddler and younger kids CDs
The main problem is our younger insists on rewining to hear the first three songs... Read more
This CD is easy to listen to with a variety of musical influences and lots of fun humor that adults will catch. Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by Lizzy's Mom