Kids Music: The Excellent Egg

Good Egg by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Good Egg by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Good Egg by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights is a rock pop explosion of fun. Starting with the first track "Food Fight", Good Egg roars off in a blast of kid daydream fun, imagining a brother's tale of cafeteria chaos from the perspective of a little sister. Other fun tracks include "Always on the Run", where the spill out of a rock polka plays on the reality of the tooth fairy, among others, which older kids will probably read into what they will. As well, the funk rap of "Drummer Dan" should be a fun song to get kids moving around the room. And that is one of the most fun aspects of this Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights album, the way the songs dance around from genre to genre, keeping things fresh but without the odor of trying too hard. Good Egg is full of  such songs, including a reggae/ska number called "Dino on the UWS" which imagines seeing a dinosaur in New York City, or the 1920's jazz pop "My Dad" or the no wave/punk "Germs" with a nod to early CBGB Patti Smith type rock. In all Good Egg presents a smorgasbord of musical styles which will be fun for the kids. 

 

Good Egg by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights is out now.

 

 

A CD was provided for review.