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Spongebob Squarepants: The Best Day Ever based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Unless you are a diehard Spongebob fan, this one is best left for the kids and you would be better served by the terrific soundtrack to the Spongebob movie. Parents wishing to buy a good Spongebob CD for the kids will not go wrong here. Although the concept (songs by Spongebob and friends played during an undersea radio show) is a bit unoriginal ("Sesame Street" videos come to mind), the songs are clever and very funny, even if the tunes sound like Beach Boys throwaways. Again, this is a great one for the kids and for diehard fans.
Andy Paley and Tom Kenny gave me a copy of "The Best Day Ever", which came out yesterday and it is AWESOME. Andy did the score for MooBeard as well as Camp Lazlo as well as a million other things that rock. You all know who Tom Kenny is. ^_' Everyone should do whatever you need to do to get your hands on it ...because it's freakin' sweet. Seriously. Let me give you a track by track rundown: 1) "WH20 Radio Open" - The album opens with the sound of bubbles and water just like an episode of SpongeBob. Then we hear the sound of someone playing with a radio dial , trying to tune in a station. Then we hear SpongeBob's voice..."Hello Radio Listeners! This is SpongeBob Squarepants! When I'm in Bikini Bottom , I listen to Al Bacore , The Tuneful Tuna on WH2O!". Then we hear four girls singing in sweet harmony "WH2O". Then we hear a new character , Al Bacore, who plays the WH2O D.J. spinning the hits in Bikini Bottom. He tells us that he's premiering the number one album in Bikini Bottom which is SpongeBob and The High-Seas ...."The Best Day Ever"! Story set: SpongeBob's got a band and they've got a number one album... which isn't surprising as it contains: 2) "The Best Day Ever" - This is the song that was in the credit roll of the SpongeBob movie and on the soundtrack. It's a super- Beach Boys pop song with a gentle , fun , shuffle feel like "Wouldn't It Be Nice" or "All Summer Long". It's very lush, with marimba, strings, tympani, harp glissandos by Corky Hale and what sounds like an oboe and an English Horn. Great harmonies too! This one's one of my frequent cell phone ringtones. I've been wanting to do a cover of this one ever since the movie came out, but I can't seem to find the right drum loops for Garageband... anyway... 3) "SpongeBob & The Hi-Seas In Concert" - This is a radio ad for a SpongeBob & The Hi- Seas concert at the Bikini Bottom Fish Bowl. Tom Kenny does the voice. (I gave Tom and Andy the name of the place to get tickets ... "Available at all Ticket Tyrant locations!".) The members of the band are identified as ..." SpongeBob , Patrick , Squidward , Sandy and Mr. Krabs...five species...one band!" 4) "Employee Of The Month" - This is a great power-pop song that was available on the movie soundtrack... but only if you bought it at Target. I could never find it at Target so I'm really glad it's on this album. It's sung by SpongeBob. It's got a great bridge which is repeated twice. Really catchy song. 5) "Patrick ! Turn your radio down!" - On this track Al Bacore takes an on-air phone call from Patrick. He's trying to interview him because he's the drummer for the Hi- Seas. Patrick has a hard time understanding that he must turn his radio down in order for the interview to work. He ends up disconnecting himself but Al Bacore sets up the next song which is sung by Patrick... 6) "Under My Rock" - Again , this was on the soundtrack but who cares? I can't get enough of Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) describing his humble home. Great garage- rock track. It kinda sounds like Mouse & The Traps meets Paul Revere & The Raiders! There's a wicked guitar solo and some wailing harmonica in the background. I heard Little Steven play this on his radio show..."Underground Garage". UG's a great show if you're into this kinda stuff. If you live in the SoCal area, they play it on 97.1 on late night on weekends. 7) "Mrs. Puff's Boating School Ad" - This one's another sketch, but she sings a really funny little song in it. 8) "Where's Gary?" - First time this song has ever been released. It's a hard driving tune with an angst-filled lyric delivered brilliantly by SpongeBob. He can't find Gary, his pet snail. This one is i