Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Today's Kool Idea: Lil' Rock Starz CD

With our children in different schools and enrichment activities, it's no wonder that we feel as if we spend more time in our car than in our home. That's why we are always on the lookout for music that both of our children can enjoy, despite their three-year age difference. Of course, wouldn't it also be nice if we could find a kid's CD that even we adults can tolerate?

Hooray for Lil' Rock Starz! Honestly, we would not have even known about it if our son hadn't been watching SpongeBob SquarePants last week. But, while we may never understand our child's obsession with the zany residents of Bikini Bottom, we could certainly appreciate his interest in the commercial for this collection of rock songs. Just released March 31, 2009 by Thrive Records, Lil' Rock Starz is the first package of this new hit compilation series. Featuring a combination of modern and classic rock, this collection features newly recorded versions of favorite classics and recent hits...all covered by kids.

Being the paranoid and distrusting parents that we are, we were delighted that Amazon gave us the opportunity to listen to a sample of each song before deciding whether Lil' Rock Starz was appropriate for the entire family. What a refreshing change from some of the other kiddie music we've had to suffer (oops...did we really say that out loud?) through over the years. This is true classic and contemporary rock (our personal music of choice), in a very family-friendly format. We even recognized some of our favorites from the 80s and 90s. But the true test was yet to come...had The Daily Kool finally found a collection of music that would be enjoyed by adults and children alike? It was time to play the samples for the kids.

Woohoo...they loved the samples so much they asked us if we could go out and buy the Lil' Rock Starz CD right away. We knew they were serious because they were careful to be "oh so polite" in their request. How often does that happen? They especially liked that it was kids just like them singing...we just liked the songs, especially those from artists such as KISS and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bottom line...we think that Thrive's launch into the children's music market will be met with a lot of enthusiasm. Certainly everyone at The Daily Kool agrees...this CD rocks!

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