I know it’s not just my kids who turn every box into a spaceship or seem to have their heads in the clouds. And I’m certain that they won’t be the only ones for whom Recess Monkey’s new kids’ music CD The Final Funktier is like rocket fuel for their dancing shoes and their imagination.
Kicking off with a boppy-yet-silly rocket-launch countdown that leads into a groovy Moon Boots, the three Seattle teachers that make up Recess Monkey have put together one of our must-have kids’ CD’s each year much like their last CD, Field Trip, a Cool Mom Picks 2009 Pick of the Year.
The Final Funktier covers a lot of ground—er space—from the smooth, soft rock of The Galax Sea, to the Latin-flavored Constellation Conga, with the kind of smart, punny lyrics you’d expect from a trio of educators. New-wave sounds abound, though they are grounded in happy-pop beats, jangly guitar and cool voices.