Fatcat and Fishface: The Bestest and Horriblest Songs for Children (Jayrem)

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Fatcat and Fishface: Favourite Undies
Fatcat and Fishface: The Bestest and Horriblest Songs for Children (Jayrem)

We here at Elsewhere don't disapprove of children (three, and a full stop) but rarely want to be subjected to kids' music which can actually be worse than tweenies music for sheer mindless repetition.

But in the spirit of being a good citizen I bring this amusing item to your attention if you have people in your house you wouldn't let near a toaster with a fork, or your DVD player. Know wha-um sayin'.

This is just institutionalised silliness: songs about food, undies and other stuff that kids like and adults can smile knowingly about. And some sensitive stuff too ("they never pick me").

Good one for the car too if you want to fend off those "are we there yet?" questions.

 

 

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Ray Gilbert - Dec 19, 2008

I have loved Fatcat and Fishface since my 7 year old daughter was a baby. I think I listen to them more that she does. I have most of the songs from this album on my IPod, I have it set on random when I'm on my push scooter on my way to and from work and they provide a moment of sing along happiness in between the Nick Cave and Bad Brains type music that dominates my collection.

simon kent - Dec 19, 2008

Ive bought only 3 cd's from these collumns (sigh)and this one for my 8yr old who has enjoyed FC & FF for years until she discovered Dido, now its not quite as cool.Strangely theyve grown on me too;whacky,zany,hilarious demented,philosophical,meany,imaginative,encouraging creativity and confidence all with a great kiwi tongue in cheek tang.Some great songs not on here eg Veggimety sandwich and Possum Waltz "Get rid of us from the tree tops ,youve got to cruel to be kind;poison me now" sung in a resigned environmental way.I sprung this on a friend(adult) of mine one balmy evening in Marlborough after many sauv blancs ;he hit the deck in a hysterical cast and a winey mist filled the Sounds;priceless.

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