After a very long hiatus, the Saturday Symphony is back. I
must give props to SPIN Magazine who, several months ago, published a
sizable article on children’s albums that I just got around to reading. The
point of Saturday Symphony is to let parents know that kid’s music doesn’t have
suck. Here’s the latest installment.
The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides is
a compilation kid’s CD. It’s full of irreverent tunes for the under 12 set by
artists such as the Waco Brothers, Handsome Family and Nora O’Connor. The songs
have lyrics that kids of all ages can get into and recite. The music, however,
is very diverse and, well, fabulous. This album will suit the tastes of parents
with musical interests ranging from bluegrass to hard rock. It will find its
way into your MP3 player and, after one listen, you’ll be rockin’ out to it
even when the kids are not around. With 26 songs and a download price of $9.99,
it’s a deal you can’t pass up.