Saturday, October 14, 2006

Ramones for Kids?!!!

My 2 1/2 year old nephew is the coolest kid in the world. Already he loves to play (hit might be a better description) the drums en guitars that are set up in my bedroom. He always wants me to put on this kids cd with classic children's songs on it. Needless to say, these kids songs have gotten way beyond old. Actually...they were already old to begin with.

As i just found out, Go Kart Records have found the perfect solution for dads, moms, uncles and aunts with good musical taste who want the kid to listen to something that is more enjoyable for both parties. What is this solution? Brats On The Beat: Ramones For Kids, to be released in november. 'We've taken Ramones classic songs and "kiddified" them. Combined with an all-star group of singers, Brats On The Beat is guaranteed to have kids and adults smiling and dancing the night away', Go Kart explains.

The following songs are featured on the album, of which some can be listened on the albums MySpace page:
Blitzkrieg Bop sung by Jim Lindberg (Pennywise)
Rock 'N' Roll High School sung by Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio)
California Sun sung by Brett Anderson (The Donnas)
Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? sung by Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls)
Suzy Is A Headbanger sung by Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator/Queens Of The Stone Age)
Rockaway Beach sung by Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)
I Just Want To Have Something To Do sung by Emily Wynne-Hughes (Go Betty Go)
Spider-Man sung by Ash Guff (Guff)
We Want the Airwaves sung by Spooney (Gabba Gabba Heys)
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker sung by Josie Cotton
Cretin Hop sung by Tony Reflex (Adz and Adolescents)
Bop 'Til You Drop sung by Jack Grisham (TSOL)

I'm not really surprised they left out songs like 'Now I wanna Sniff Some Glue', 'Beat on the Brat (with a baseball bat') or 'Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment', but there are some songs left out who are just destined to become kids classics. What about: 'We're a happy family', 'Babysitter', 'Mama's Boy', 'I don't want to grow up' or 'It's not my place (in the 9 to 5 world)'? Well...maybe for the second installment? Who knows. I'm trying to come up with some other 'kiddifiable' bands. Can you think of some?

1 comment:

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