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2006
| BS 136
$7.95

Animal Crackers

Kids music that won't make the adults in the room run screaming..
The young will thrill to the sing-a-long tunes about ducks, squirrels, flies, newts and turtles, while the music geek in all of us will marvel at the dexterous harmonica and National steel guitar playing and super excellent vocals.

Full Description

 

The Beasties jaunty old timey sound appeals to animals and humans from age 1 to 91. The young will thrill to the sing-a-long tunes about ducks, squirrels, flies, newts and turtles, while the music geek in all of us will marvel at the dexterous harmonica and National steel guitar playing and super excellent vocals. All will benefit from the important lessons about road safety ("Road Safety Song"-beep beep), keeping flies off your supper ("Flies on My Taters"--ick), a re-working of "I'm A Man" into "I'm an A.N.T. and the perils of karoake ("Cyril the Karaoke Squirrel").

The Beasties are all top flight players.  But, that won't get in the way of the fun. Check out the irresistible swing on "Buzz Buzz Buzz" or the barrelhouse blues of "Housefly Blues." 

There's even a video to "Toenail Moon" animated by Sally Timms included on the CD.

The Wee Hairy Beasties theme song even has a special dance. Every time the Beasties go "Wee!," you climb up on your Mom or Dad's shoulders and kick your legs up as high as you can—but make sure you hold on tight and if Dad's wearing a wig hold onto his ears!

Short Description
  • Kids' hootenannies don't get any more fun, or parent-friendly, than this rootsy collection. A-.

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • Make no mistake, Animal Crackers is a kids' album. But it's made with love and enthusiasm and will engage kids while making the parents smile. And if you had any affinity for The Bottle Let Me Down, you shouldn't hesitate at all to get this album. Definitely recommended.

    — Zooglobble.com
  • These catchy, bluesy songs about assorted critters are infested with unexpected poetry and adult insider humor.

    — Parenting Magazine

Track List

  • 1. Wee Hairy Beasties
  • 2. Flies on My Taters
  • 3. Animal Crackers
  • 4. Ragtime Duck
  • 5. Housefly Blues
  • 6. A Newt Called Tiny
  • 7. I'm an A.N.T.
  • 8. Road Safety Song
  • 9. Cuttlefish Bone
  • 10. Glow Worm
  • 11. Buzz Buzz Buzz
  • 12. Cyril the Karaoke Squirrel
  • 13. Toenail Moon
  • 14. Lightnin' the Turtle
  • 15. Wee Hairy Beasties (Reprise)

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