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The Dirty Sock Funtime Band: Sock-A-Delic

Sock-A-Delic

(The Dirty Sock Funtime Band)
Genre: 
Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Grade:
B+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
16

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band’s album Sock-A-Delic is another great addition to kids music. It has some lessons within its sixteen track collection but it’s mostly a lot of fun and the band really cranks out the jams. Think Frank Zappa meets Weird Al with a dash of the B-52’s and just multiply the zaniness by 10.

What I really liked about this album is that the musicians refrain from dumbing down the music to cater to a specific image that people have when it comes to kids music. The guitars really rock, the horns offer up a great sound to accompany the silliness of the bands lyrics, and their vocal work is harmonized and smartly layered to really offer up a great delivery for their songs. Also there are times on the album when the band will open a song with sketches. My favorite being the opening to Rage Against The Time Machine. Its just all high energy great music that kids will love and parents looking to find real music for their kids to listen to will appreciate.

Are there any downsides to the albums craziness? Some of the things that I think more conservative parents might have issues with is that the band incorporates a misuse of grammar at times to keep the flow of their lyrics moving along. It all works within the silliness of the album but if you’re a stickler for the grammatical you may have issues. Other then that I thought this was a great album. I truly love when a kids band really, truly rocks. Enjoy.

AJ Garcia
Review by AJ Garcia
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