I’ve been aware of the disc for a while, but never had a chance to listen to it. Duplex! is a kind of Canadian indie supergroup for kids (although I actually don’t know music from the bands that the members are originally from). I’m going to investigate this album a little more, but for now, I’ve got this song to enjoy.
This is a simple keyboard/drum melody (it sounds like a simple kid’s song), although there is a funny clarinet melody). This might be like a weak They Might Be Giants song, except the lyrics are kind of fun.
Yes, it is about a monkey in the zoo. The chorus is particularly funny:
here’s where the story gets a little boring
he only ever had one wish
he was dreaming of bananas all the time bananas
especially the Cavendish
which he ate and he ate and he ate until he finished.
This ablum came out before the huge spate of children’s music by indie folks, and perhaps it’s a little weak. But it’s sure more interesting than Kidz Bop.
[READ: December 4, 2011] Babymouse: The Musical
I do admit to wondering what this book could have in terms of plot. I mean, there’s going to be a musical and something will go wrong, right? True. Very true.
The plot seems a little thinner than most of the Babymouse books, but that’s more than made up for by the wonderful flashes to famous musicals.