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|1. 7 8 9|
|2. The Ninjas|
|3. Pollywog In A Bog|
|6. I Can Sing|
|7. Louis Loon|
|8. Food Party - The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy: i)Snacktime ii)Popcorn iii)Vegetable Town|
|10. Humungous Tree|
|11. My Big Sister|
|13. I Don't Like|
|14. What A Wild Tune|
|15. Bad Day|
|18. A Word For That|
|20. Crazy ABC's|
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Rock stars are parents too! Times are a changing and it is 2008 and we find multi-platinum recording artist Barenaked Ladies releasing Snacktime, a collection of 24 original children's songs through their imprint label Desperation Records. 'Our collective kids now outnumber the band more than 2 to 1,' explains vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson. 'We set out to make a record that would be entertaining for them - not strictly a children's record, but a record that children would really enjoy. Our kids are into all kinds of music. Making the focus about what our kids like was a truly liberating process and fun for the whole band.'
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People come from apes
I come from Canada"
(lyrics from "Raisins")
This Canadian alt-rock band scores big with my family with this album of 24 original and hilarious songs for kids. For a taste of the album make sure you watch the video on the Amazon product page for the first track "7,8,9", based on the old pun about a very hungry number seven.
Whether they're singing about ninjas or pollywogs, allergies or the alphabet, BNL never fail to bring a smile to your face with the clever lyrics and catchy tunes.
The ones we really like are "The Ninjas"; "Pollywog in a Bog"; "Raisins"; "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy ii - Popcorn"; "Allergies"; and "I Don't Like". The one that made me smile is "Crazy ABC's", and I'll list a few letters so you can see why.
A is for Aisle
B is for Bdellium
C is for Czar
D is for Djinn
And further down ....
H is for Hour
J is for Jalapeno
M is for Mnemonic
T is for Tsunami
The one small problem is that there are a few too many slower tracks that are pretty good as folk ballads, but not so good at holding the attention of younger kids. Some of these are "Louis Loon", "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy i - Snacktime"; "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy iii - Vegetables"; "My Big Sister" and "Bad Day". The melodies are nice, but will be more to the liking of slightly older folk. (Think Gordon Lightfoot)
One fun bit of trivia is that at the end of "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy i - Snacktime" various people tell you their favorite snacks, and these people include Gordon Lightfoot, Geddy Lee, Lyle Lovett, Sarah MacLachlan, Jason Priestley, Janeane Garofalo and Weird Al Yankovic.
Light-hearted, punny, clever and very, very entertaining - this is an album the whole family can enjoy and sing along to between giggles.
My favourites are, well darnit, I can't pick just one or two songs; they all leave me smiling.
I suppose that I would have to say that the wonderful Gordon Lightfoot pastiche called "The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy" tickles me the most.
I am looking forward to giving this cd/book to my three nieces.
Anyhow, three months later this CD is still the one played for every trip in our van. My daughter chants "seven-eight-nine" as we start each trip, and asks to hold the little book with the lyrics so she can turn the pages and look at the pictures which go with each song. She always requests a double play of the popcorn song, and often requests some of the slower songs which surprises me.
I like all of the songs, which range from silly (7-8-9) to touching (bad day) to laugh out loud funny even for adults (crazy ABC's). I highly recommend this CD for adults, and if your kids are open to something a bit different they just might love it too!
Steven Page's arrest for cocaine possession was certainly ill-timed with the release of their first children's album, but The Barenaked Ladies (name withstanding) seem like the perfect band to straddle adult and kids genres. Indeed they are.
Snacktime maybe throws too much into the pot, with 24 tracks (though most are pretty short). And some songs are frankly, too slow for kids to want to sit through. However, there are some real gems here, to be sure. The Ladies' creativity is evident on songs like "7,8,9" and "Crazy ABC's". "Popcorn" and "Ninjas" take me back to my childhood/teen years. And "Canadian Snacktime trilogy" is a wonderful in-joke.
My kids (aged 6 and 4) love this CD and there is much I enjoy here too. In many ways, this is BNL's best album, in terms of pure creativity, since "Gordon". In that case, it was the soundtrack of my college years. This may well be the soundtrack of my children's kid years. A fitting final (?) album from the band before Page departed.
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This is my 3 year old's favourite CD. We have listened to it 1,000 times. Very fun and clever music.Published 11 months ago by Ceri
This is a totally fun album. The lyrics are fun and if you listen closely, you'll see what great musicians the band are.Published 13 months ago by Karna Jani
Very cute songs and clever lyrics as always from the BNL! Would recommend adding this to any collection of kid musicPublished on March 7 2014 by Jenny0624
This is a fantastic album. So many great songs, such a great fresh view of childhood, and the tunes are so catchy.... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2014 by modestgoddess
I like the songs very much and bought it to thank the Bare Naked Ladies for cancelling their show at sea world to indicate their concern for the animals of the planet Good... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2014 by joanna wood
I bought 1 song on itunes and liked it so much I downloaded the whole album. I play it for my granddaughter when she is visiting. I bought this album for her to listen to at home. Read morePublished on June 7 2013 by Emily
This is by far our favourite CD for our toddler son. He loves and so do we. It's not only one of the most tolerable kids' CDs but we actually really enjoy it. Read morePublished on April 15 2013 by MamaPow