Back in the day, sweaty dancing to live music, singing loudly and staying up too late was a given during my annual pilgrimage to the Lollapalooza music festival. I’ve had to tone things down a bit now that my hearing is shot, my bedtime is before 10 and the kids are old enough to understand the lyrics to my music. But, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the new Kidzapalooza CD captures a lot of Lolla’s spirit and fun, minus the beer and tattooed guy who eats light bulbs.
As with the live Kidzapalooza show, Mr. Lollapalooza, Perry Farrell, helps to keep the mix of songs here eclectic, like when he teams up with Deborah Harry on The Patience Bossa. CMP faves The Jimmies, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Lunch Money and Candy Band also rock this CD out as you’d expect; more surprising were the tender songs that offered us a chance to kick back and catch our breath like Back In The Day by Zach Gill and Spring has Sprung by Frances England. And I am almost embarrassed at how much I love Nicky Nicky Knock Knock by The Dream Jam Band which I’ve downloaded to my ipod for, um, the kids.
If we lived anywhere near Chicago, you can bet I’d be driving to the live Kidzapalooza show in early August. Again, you know, for the kids. –Christina
Grab a copy of Kidzapalooza from our affiliate Amazon, and if you live near Chicago, I’ll be forever jealous if you attend the live Kidzapalooza show at Grant Park August 7-9th.
Congratulations to Lori W, lucky winner of a copy of Kidzapalooza!