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What's the story?
Daddy A Go Go, aka John Boydston, who produced and played the instruments -- and sang the songs -- on EAT EVERY BEAN AND PEA ON YOUR PLATE, is assisted by a crew of able-bodied musicians and singers that includes his family. They power their way through a fifth offering of squeaky-clean, kid-friendly songs -- with nods mostly to the classic and alternative rock genres. The CD tackles such topics as proper nutrition for the small fry, a losing baseball team, and the curse of having a younger sibling, all presumably aimed at the 5- to 7-year-old set. But there's fun too: a reworked cover of Blitzkrieg Bop as \"Kids Beat Bop,\" Spinal Tap's \"Listen to the Flower People,\" a pun-ridden take on Pink Floyd called \"Pink Floyd Saves Hugh Manatee,\" and a lovely instrumental of Lulu's \"To Sir With Love\" a la surf-twang guitar.
Is it any good?
The selection of songs on this CD could make it a favorite for the whole family: Daddy A Go Go certainly does rock, but this album is probably best appreciated after repeated listens, as the references to rock bands and songs become more obvious. Bottom line: If CDs were made of vinyl, your kids would probably wear it out!
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