Friday, May 12, 2006

The Spankers

I misspoke. My daughter now loves the "There Aint No Bugs on Me" track by Garcia & Grisman. She says it's, "like a cowboy song." She's been singing it all day under her breath.

Asylum Street Spankers. Austin band. Vaudevillian, ragtime alt-country band. Kind of a dirty band. Yeah, lots of dirty tunes that are so inappropriate for the kids. But then again, many a good song for the kiddles too. Here are a few that are Mr. Clean Jeans cause this is old timey fiddlin' fun folks:

Asylum Street Spankers, "UFO Attack"
Asylum Street Spankers, "Monkey Rag"
Asylum Street Spankers, "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch"

And lastly, a cover that is so not okay to play for the kids but freakin-A, it's funny:

Cristina Marrs (of A.S.S.), "Darling Nikki" (Yes, that one!)

**Bill over at the great radio show, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, has informed me that the Spankers upcoming album will be made with the childrens in mind. We will be on the lookout. Check out Bill's radio show for sure folks, it's a goody.**

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cchang said...

Oh! I love LOVE LOVE ASP. They're even better live. Yes, very singable and very dirty. To my horror my 3 year old niece picked up the chorus to the song "Beer" after hearing it once