Various Artists – Brats On the Beat

25 Nov


Various Artists
Brats On the Beat
Go Kart

Kidz Bop has met The Ramones and a recorded offspring has appeared. If you’ve heard commercials (or God forbid actually heard the full CD’s) for Kidz Bop, you take current pop hits, give them to kids to sing, record and viola, you have a record. Pretty terrible, but the music usually wasn’t too great to begin with. Here we have twelve songs previously recorded by The Ramones and yes, there are kids involved with the singing. The twist is that some of the lead vocalists are inspired choices. Jack Grisham from TSOL, Jim Lindberg from Pennywise, Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves, Greg Attonito from The Bouncing Souls and more take the lead on the songs, leaving the "Brats On the Beat Singers" to provide backing choruses. The result isn’t always bad. Hearing kids do the "1,2,3,4" intro into "Suzy Is a Headbanger" always kills me, and having them sing "headbanger" repeatedly is amusing. This isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but if you’re going to try to get the kids into music you actually like, this isn’t an awful way to go. The fact that the whole thing is actually a benefit record for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital just sweetens the deal. Kudos to L7’s Jennifer Precious Finch for getting this together.

Blitzkrieg Bop
[audio:http://www.strangereaction.com/images/stories/Brats/01 – Blitzkrieg Bop.mp3]

Suzy Is a Headbanger
[audio:http://www.strangereaction.com/images/stories/Brats/05 – Suzy Is A Headbanger.mp3]

Bop ’til You Drop
[audio:http://www.strangereaction.com/images/stories/Brats/12 – Bop til You Drop.mp3]

You can buy the whole CD directly from Go Kart.

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