Snazzy

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Kids' pop with a subtle Christian bent.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages about family and faith are explored in a light, kid-friendly way. "I go to church with my friends/I have a joy that never ends."

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they'll be hard pressed to find anything objectionable on this Christian kids' CD. While there's a mix of secular and spiritual songs, the tunes that include religious references remain fairly nondenominational. And, there's little proselytizing here. Instead, the album offers a mix of themes of faith and love with the retelling of popular Bible stories. There's also a non-religious favorite: "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

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What's the story?

Go Fish is a contemporary Christian musical trio comprised of three dads -- Jamie Statema, Jason Folkmann, and Andy Selness -- who try hard to make their music entertaining for both kids and parents. On the title track they call themselves \"a little rock 'n' roll and a little razzle dazzy.\" The album's title, SNAZZY, also describes them well: full of audio glitter, pulsating beats, techno sound effects, and electro-pop riffs. \"Stories,\" with a tempo straight out of a pep rally, gives quick snippets of Bible stories such as David and Goliath (\"one little stone went in the sling and went around and around and around…and one little stone flew right in the air and the giant tumbled down!\") while \"Bible Book Bop\" -- a blend of The Beach Boys- and Bill Haley-infused melodies -- recites the names of all the books of the Bible.

Is it any good?

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This is not traditional gospel signing, but more of a disco party with a message. There are secular songs on the album, too, including the classic "Itsy Bitsy Spider," pumped up with a hip-hop twist that features a cappella harmonies and thumping beats. Plus, the spiritual songs on the album are accessible to kids without ever feeling preachy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about self-esteem. There's a positive theme throughout the album to "be yourself." What does that mean to you? Why is it good to be who you are? Also, the track "Superhero" talks about what it takes to be a hero. When do you feel like you need a superhero? What makes you feel scared? Does someone have to be a superhero to help someone? "American Kid" rocks out patriotic themes. Kids, what does it mean to be American? How are nationalistic themes used throughout our culture and in the media?

Music details

Artist:Go Fish
Release date:October 9, 2007
Label:gfk Records
Genre:Christian Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 9, 2012
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snazzy

Families can talk about self-esteem. There's a positive theme throughout the album to "be yourself." What does that mean to you? Why is it good to be who you are? Also, the track "Superhero" talks about what it takes to be a hero. When do you feel like you need a superhero? What makes you feel scared? Does someone have to be a superhero to help someone? "American Kid" rocks out patriotic themes. Kids, what does it mean to be American? How are nationalistic themes used throughout our culture and in the media?
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Great messages
Adult Written bychilipepper April 9, 2008
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Kids love it and parent too!

I bought this for my niece as a Christmas present. She is 4 years old and her parents told me that she wants to listen to it all the time. She asks to hear it every time they get in the car. This music is not your typical get on your nerves baby music on most CD's the beat is uplifting and catchy and I find myself humming or singing the songs in my head all the time, because yes I bought on for my car, as I play the music for her when I keep her on the weekends. My daughter has accused me of buying the CD because I wanted it for myself....I wouldn't tell her but I have been listening to it when I don't have my grand niece for the day. Shhh! And the awesome inspirational messages in the CD are being taught and memorized by my grand niece and hopefully transferred from her memory to heart in later years. Buy Snazzy ...Go Fish...you won't regret it and you will be the coolest Grandma or Grand Aunt for giving the best gift.

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