We recently had the chance to review a fun new children's CD by Daddy A Go Go, "Grandkid Rock."
DADDY A GO GO SAYS:
WHO NEEDS KID ROCK WHEN YOU’VE GOT ‘GRANDKID ROCK’?
“The lyrics are pure kid, but parents will hear nods to the Eagles, the Dead and even proto-punks the Vaselines. End result: a perfect soundtrack for changing diapers, washing the minivan or just bopping around the kitchen." – Newsweek
“John Boydston celebrates kids and classic rock with slick '60s pop references, entertaining lyrics with a froth of good-for-you messages and feel-good, sing-along bounce.” – Los Angeles Times
"You gotta love the brains and instruments behind Daddy A Go Go -- John Boydston, a former CNN producer and current stay-at-home dad who came of age in rock's golden era and is now trying to re-create it for kids. He does it with his original songs, groaner pop culture puns, smart covers and ripping guitar lines ... Daddy A Go Go proves again that he's one of kids-music's rockin'-est rulers." – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Multi-award-winning children’s rock and roll recording artist Daddy A Go Go, a.k.a. Atlanta stay-at-home dad John Boydston, enthusiastically announces the April 19 release of his eighth CD, Grandkid Rock (Boyd’s Tone Records, $11.99, run time 40 minutes, for ages 3 – 10).
A leading advocate for rock and roll in kids’ music, former CNN producer John Boydston has been “rocking out and raving on” for families since 1998. The acclaim has been tremendous. Five Daddy A Go Go CDs have made Amazon.com ’s “Best of the Year” critics’ list. Come on, Get Happy (The Best of Daddy A Go Go, Volume I) was included this past November on the AOL ParentDish “Top 25 Albums for Kids” list. Monkey in the Middle and Mojo A Go Go were honored with the prestigious Parents’ Choice® Award. The Washington Post credited Daddy A Go Go with helping change the face of kids’ music by moving “playroom tunes into the pop-rock era.” Kids’ music authority Warren Truitt (About.com/Children ’s Music) characterized Boydston’s albums as “full of puns, parental pop music winks, and headbanging riffs … John Boydston lets the jokes fly and the rock and roll thunder.” Daily Candy Kids declared, “Not some watered-down musician for wee ones, Boydston isn’t afraid to shred some serious guitar riffs.”
A “greatest hits” album comprised of 16 remixed tunes that John Boydston considers his “rockingest rockers” from six previous Daddy A Go Go CDs, Grandkid Rock cheerfully continues the Daddy A Go Go alterna-rock tradition of what Stomp & Stammer described as “upbeat, wildly entertaining rave-ups, sing-alongs and silly puns that have endeared the group to kids (and their parents) nationwide.” While Boydston’s most recent release, Come On, Get Happy, focused on softer songs for younger children, Grandkid Rock goes the other direction, rocking out for the bigger kids with lots of electric guitars, drums, driving rhythms and power chords."
What we thought: We all really enjoyed this fun, upbeat CD full of silly songs:) Every track had us dancing along and it didn't take long for us to all be singing along to these catchy tunes:) We've always loved Daddy A Go Go and this CD is a wonderful example of their best work. Grandkid Rock would be an excellent addition to your children's music collection...one you won't even mind listening to over and over:) ABCD Diaries gives Grandkid Rock an A+! Buy It: Find this awesome CD for your little ones at your favorite music dealer!
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