Hey, Mr. Spaceman!

Common Sense Media says

Fun UFO-themed pop tunes in amusing collection.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

After all, aren't we in favor of a healthy curiosity about exploring outer space?

Violence & scariness

There are no violent images.

Sexy stuff

There are no sexual references.

Language

There is no objectionable language.

Consumerism

Other than mentioning a Plymouth Satellite (get it?), there are no commercial references.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The album is free of references to drugs or alcohol.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although children may be the intended audience for this lively album, parents enjoy it, too, making it fun for a car trip or during parties.

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What's the story?

Who knew that an album \"revolving around\" a UFO theme could be so good? Maybe every track doesn't reach galactic heights, but HEY, MR. SPACEMAN! comes pretty darn close. The album also delivers some pleasant surprises, like L.J. Booth plucking acoustic guitar and singing with the best of them on \"Mr. Moon.\" And not to be missed: Jimmy Durante asserting, \"We're Going UFO'ing,\" and Maria Muldaur chiming in, \"Heck, I'd Go.\"

Is it any good?

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With artists like Ella Fitzgerald crooning "Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer," and The Byrds singing "Mr. Spaceman," you just know that the results will be out of this world. And though children may be the intended audience for this lively album, its good fun will be enjoyed by parents as well.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how fun music can be when done well. And how about the obvious topic: whether they think there is life beyond our planet.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:September 9, 2003
Label:Music for Little People
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 11 year old Written bynini123456 December 4, 2009
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I like the song Mr. Spaceman by Farmer Brown better.

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