Atomic Betty

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The soundtrack album to the Canadian-produced Cartoon Network series Atomic Betty is a mixture of both versions of Josie and the Pussycats, the original '70s bubblegum and the Kay Hanley-led punk-pop of the underrated 2001 film remake. Although these songs have flashes of the giddy energy of modern-day power pop, particularly on the genuinely catchy theme song, they're as bland and watered down as the sort of inoffensive bubblegum that's been the mainstay of similar cartoons since the days of Scooby-Doo. The one thing the album has going for it, besides some snazzy graphics in the show's appealing retro-futuristic style, is voice actress Tajja Isen's lead vocals as Atomic...
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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The soundtrack album to the Canadian-produced Cartoon Network series Atomic Betty is a mixture of both versions of Josie and the Pussycats, the original '70s bubblegum and the Kay Hanley-led punk-pop of the underrated 2001 film remake. Although these songs have flashes of the giddy energy of modern-day power pop, particularly on the genuinely catchy theme song, they're as bland and watered down as the sort of inoffensive bubblegum that's been the mainstay of similar cartoons since the days of Scooby-Doo. The one thing the album has going for it, besides some snazzy graphics in the show's appealing retro-futuristic style, is voice actress Tajja Isen's lead vocals as Atomic Betty herself. Only 13 when the album was recorded, Isen has a real teenager's voice in much the same way the similarly young Lesley Gore did in the early '60s that puts across the songs in a more believably wide-eyed way than an adult actress mimicking an adolescent's voice could ever manage. Go back and listen to future Luna bassist Britta Philips' records as '80s cartoon rock star Jem for an example of how wrong that sort of thing can go. Although it will be a guilty pleasure at best for anyone over the age of 14, Atomic Betty is still considerably more entertaining than a lot of other pop music aimed at the tween market, and the parents of these kids can take heart in the fact that it's not much of a leap from this to, say, the Apples in Stereo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923998822
  • Catalog Number: 9988
  • Sales rank: 137,135

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Atomic Betty Primary Artist
Robert Bailey Bass, Keyboards
Neil Donell Background Vocals
Jack Lenz Keyboards
Joel Feeney Background Vocals
Neil Chapman Bass, Guitar
Tajja Isen Vocals, Background Vocals
Sharon Lee Williams Background Vocals
Ricky Tillo Bass, Guitar
John McCreath Drums
Douglas John Cameron Background Vocals
Jason Simmons Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kevin Gillis Composer, Producer
Jack Lenz Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Orest Hrynewich Programming
Byram "Slakah" Joseph Programming
Kevin Gillis Audio Production
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