Friday, August 8, 2008

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Berrie Pick Review of Fast & Feisty

If there's one thing I'm learning since starting this blog it's that kid music totally rocks these days.  No more Barney (ughh....) cuz now it's time for Princess Katie & Racer Steve!

The husband and wife team's CD, "Fast and Feisty," was released in April, and has been playing in a regular rotation in my home since I discovered it still in the package it was mailed in just a few weeks ago. (Bad blogger, Bad!)  But back to "Fast and Feisty" and the Princess and the Racer.

First off, the CD could suck and the lyrics could drive parents to the brink of insanity, and we'd probably still allow our kids to bop incessantly to the music of their biggest play-date fantasies. I mean, come on!  What little girl hasn't wanted to be a princess at least once in her life?  And what little boy (or girl) hasn't gotten a thrill pretending to GO FAST like the cool race car drivers?

The added bonus, of course, is that Princess Katie & Racer Steve are a serious rock-n-roll band with the musical talent to match.  Katie's got a decidedly adult-sounding singing voice that adds a classy touch to the kiddie lyrics, and even if Buttercup is too young to appreciate the fact that Racer Steve is a master on that guitar of his, I'm not.

My faves on the track include "Holidays," "Sneakers," and "We Dress Ourselves," the last of which will have you singing along at the top of your lungs before you realize that the driver in the car next to you at that red light thinks you have officially lost your mind.