How many times do we, parents, repeat nursery rhymes in just one hour? How many days are we stuck with the same tune in our head playing on repeat? Bradley Graybeard & The Awesomesauce Band decided to put us out of our misery and did a cover for nursery rhymes for all of us metalhead parents and rock lovers. The band found a way to overcome the generational gap and find a middle ground between parents and their children through ROCK.
Earlier this year, the band released the first volume of their “Kids Songs That Rock!!!” EP that had a punk version of The Wheels on The Bus, a rock cover for Baa Baa Black Sheep, and a guitar-based Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. This month they released the second volume of their EP, which has hard-rock versions of Alphabet Song, Ants Go Marching, and BINGO. Both EPs were released by Indian River Music Company (IRMC); a Florida-based audio/video production label/destination studio. Just by reading the song titles, I can imagine you’re already hearing the songs in your head but let me assure you that these covers are much more fun, energetic, and appealing. The Alphabet Song has heavy electric guitar tunes, a loud banging drumline, and intense vocals with low growls. BINGO follows the same line and theme, while Ants Go Marching extends to 6 minutes of elaborate electric guitar tunes keeping the melody followed later by a remarkable guitar lick. The EP art cover is fun, playful, and colorful as well; it features mommy on piano, daddy on guitar, and their kid on drums.
This EP is an unusual encounter; I’ve never written a review on something similar before and probably never will, but I’ve enjoyed listening to both EPs. This a must-add-to-playlist for parents who appreciate rock, and metal music or simply just want to explore something new and introduce their kids to the different genres of music.