It’s absurd that ”kids’ music” gets filed separately from, y’know, ”real music.” For parents wanting to ball-gag Barney and remove Raffi’s tongue, here are two CDs they might actually replay after the kids are asleep. Zanes used to front roots-punks the Del Fuegos but has since built a cottage industry performing folk-style for tykes and their escorts. His latest convenes unlikely guests to prove good songs don’t card you at the door: Among other artists, Bob Weir hitches a ride on ”Wabash Cannonball” and Deborah Harry gives ”Waltzing Matilda” a spin. Fair reissues an endearing folk set that Zanes counts among his fave family LPs. It’s not all sugarcoated: Damsels die and herring eyes wind up in pies. But that’s life, kids. MINIMALISM FOR BEGINNERS Because repetition is a virtue in both nursery rhymes and concert halls, composer Philip Glass adds loopiness to ”Party”’s beautiful ”A Place for Us.”
House Party It's absurd that ''kids' music'' gets filed separately from, y'know, ''real music.'' For parents wanting to ball-gag Barney and remove Raffi's tongue,...House Party It's absurd that ''kids' music'' gets filed separately from, y'know, ''real music.'' For parents wanting to ball-gag Barney and remove Raffi's tongue,...2003-11-21
Producer (group): Festival Five
Posted November 21 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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