- Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/7/2003
A Parents' Choice Award-Winning Recording & A Children's Music Award Winner ! Barry Louis Polisar's songs for children have always been a little different from most. His lyrics are wry, sly and witty and on this album he is joined by Ray Tilkens who plays a variety of instruments that give this recording the most textured and produced sound of any of Barry's recordings yet. Seventeen songs are featured but listen carefully; the album is a pun and fun-filled adventure. The Homemade Band song features Barry playing each instrument--except the instruments are common everyday kitchen utensils. And let's not forget about the cover art--creatively designed by Barry's eleven year old daughter! 'PreS-Gr 5--Barry Louis Polisar marches to a decidedly different drummer, and will have kids marching right along with him. The songs on this recording are funny, irreverent, and simply delightful. For those who are already fans, this is a must. For newcomers to Polisar's music, this is a fine introduction. Parents and teachers beware--children will be singing these waggish tunes, and asking for them again and again. Opening with the bluesy, 'I'm a Slug,' in which slugs munch up the garden, you know you are in for a goofy ride. Kids will break out the pots and pans after hearing Polisar's 'Homemade Band,' which includes spoons, pipes, and flushing toilets among other instruments. Playing with his voice and with an assortment of traditional--and not so traditional instruments, this recording is tunefully more sophisticated than some of his earlier works.' --School Library Journal 'Sly lyrics performed with the force of a shooting rubber band. The electric, eccentric Polisar bangs out this edgy classic on everything but the kitchen sink, and provides a delightfully warped, wickedly funny outlook on slugs, potty training, perfect children, and asparagus.' --Parenting Magazine 'With a considerable artistry as a satirist and humorist with plenty of adult appeal, Polisar's witty, irreverent tunes tromp around with impunity where few kids' artists dare to venture .' --Family Fun Magazine 'Witty, intelligent tunes; the best record you've sung along to since 2nd grade.' --The Des Moines Register Gannett News Wire 'Barry Louis Polisar is a one-man symphony of comic anarchy. At a time when vast numbers of our kids see school as endless drudgery, Polisar says otherwise. He says, isn't the English language fun?' --The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore,MD 'Barry Louis Polisar is a delightfully subversive antidote to Mr. Rogers' -- Tom Lehrer Barry Louis Polisar is a 4-time Parents Choice Award winner whose work has won numerous other awards (including two Emmys for an educational TV show he hosted). He has written and published ten books, many videos and over a dozen collections of his songs. Barry has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center and in schools all over the US and Europe.
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