Thursday, February 16, 2012
"Monster Suit" by Mo Phillips CD Review and Giveaway...
MONSTER TALENT MO PHILLIPS BURSTS OUT OF PORTLAND, OREGON TO NATIONAL PROMINENCE WITH HIS NEW KIDS’/FAMILY CD ‘MONSTER SUIT’
"Beloved by families in Portland, Oregon, independent musician Mo Phillips is ready to burst onto the national scene with the April 10 release of his third kids’/family CD, Monster Suit.
The uncomplicated charm of Monster Suit stems from its refreshing connection to what was happening in the late ‘50s, when rock ‘n’ roll was evolving from a cultural mix of country, folk, and African-American influence. With a style and delivery sometimes reminiscent of Woody and Arlo, Mo Phillips offers classic acoustic rock ‘n’ roll with a minimum of electric effects in a finely tuned but fiery blend of Americana, soul and blues.
Enhanced by contributions from a gaggle of gifted Portland musicians, Monster Suit’s variety is beyond impressive. With music ranging from “Rollerskate Banana Peels” (a super jam of crazy energy) to “All Okay” (the album’s “lullaby” ballad), each song has its own sound, beat, and artistic space that does not impinge on the other tracks. Monster Suit is exceptionally well balanced, the fidelity is first class, the players all have their acts together, the back-up singers are delightfully hip, and (the best part for many parents) the lyrics are never obscured by the energy of their setting. Mo Phillips feels strongly about not dumbing down lyrics or melodies for kids, and he sings about topics whole families can appreciate. On Monster Suit, these include being exactly who you want to be (“The Princess and The Cowboy”), a party gone awry (“The Worst Party Ever Thrown”), bad hair days (“Bed Head”), a surprising fact about ducks (“Ducks Don’t Get Wet”), and more.
Monster Suit will be available online at www.mophillips.com, cdbaby.com, and itunes.
CD Details: Monster Suit
For ages 3+.
Label: Hey! Bacon!!
Run time: 34 minutes.
What we thought: "Monster Suit" is a lively and fun CD and we really enjoyed listening to this CD with A and D. Mo Phillips' lyrics are fun and funny and really got the kiddos up and moving. The music is enjoyable for young and old alike...everyone will appreciate Phillips' style:) We are happy to have added a new family-friendly CD to our regular rotation. ABCD Diaries gives Mo Phillips' Monster Suit an A+!
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this CD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.