Alphabutt

Alphabutt

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by Kimya Dawson
     
 

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Since Kimya Dawson's adult albums are filled with cutesy-pie rhymes and schoolyard singalongs, it makes perfect sense that the singer/songwriter has given herself over to a full-on children's album. It also makes perfect sense that it's called Alphabutt, as Dawson has always shown a propensity for juvenile jokes, and that title should also be a tip-off thatSee more details below

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Since Kimya Dawson's adult albums are filled with cutesy-pie rhymes and schoolyard singalongs, it makes perfect sense that the singer/songwriter has given herself over to a full-on children's album. It also makes perfect sense that it's called Alphabutt, as Dawson has always shown a propensity for juvenile jokes, and that title should also be a tip-off that just about every other song on this 15-track LP sports a joke about farting. Kimya doesn't limit herself to farts: there's poop and pee, even references to growing hair "down there," all delivered with a child's fascination with discovering their body -- and sometimes delivered with a couple kids singing along, too. Such enthusiastic participation from a few tuneless kids highlights the fact that Dawson designed Alphabutt purely for young kids. These are not songs for the parents, nor are these tunes meant to educate or even entertain: these are the kinds of songs that kids chant in the backseat when they mean to annoy their parents.

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Rolling Stone - Will Hermes
It makes peculiar sense that she'd follow the freak success of the Juno soundtrack, which featured her on seven tracks, with a set of genuine kids songs. (She also recently became a mom.)

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
K. Records
UPC:
0789856119325
catalogNumber:
61193
Rank:
58312

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kimya Dawson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Kazoo,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Brian "Brain" Mantia   Drums,Vocals
Kevin Cadogan   Kazoo
Jason Carmer   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Rattle
Angelo Spencer   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Wood Block,Blocks
Sofia Jeremias   Vocals
Panda Dawson-Duval   Piano,Vocals
Nico Carmer   Drums,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Miles Milstead Murgia   Drums
McAlister Shea   Drums,Vocals
Erez Frank   Vocals
Callidora Cadogan   Kazoo,Vocals
Becky Shea   Ukulele,Vocals
Barbara Shipowo   Vocals
Amani Shea   Drums
Aki Mantia   Piano

Technical Credits

Kurt Vonnegut   Author
Jason Carmer   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Kimya Dawson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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