My generation must be thrilled with these ingenious "lullabyed" takes on the rock music we grew up with, now re-recorded as melodic instrumental versions for their little bundles of joy.
AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Cure, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Eagles, U2, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, the Ramones.. even Metallica turned into lullabyes for mini hipsters-in-diapers.
Even the album covers are a hoot, taking the album art and transforming it into teddy bear and cartoon juvenile versions of the originals:
No, it's not just 'old folks' music you stinkin' young 20 and 30-somethings, they've also got your grunge: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, your chick singers/bands like Bjork and No Doubt. Popular "alt" rock like Green Day, the Pixies, Coldplay, Tool and Radiohead. And of course your metal and rock such as Nine Inch Nails and Guns n' Roses.
Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two.
They charge just under $17.00 a CD in their own online store, but all of the 29 Rockabye baby! titles are just $13.99 here at Amazon. They make great gifts for new parents or the holidays.
About Rockabye Baby!
Rockabye Baby! is staffed by music lovers from all corners of the world. Headquartered in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, the label was born of the need to make children's music cool--not only for babies but for their parents too. We turned to our record collections for inspiration: punk, metal, classic rock. The resulting albums are revolutionary yet reverential. In other words, the perfect gift for a newborn, new parents, or yourself.
Part of the CMH Label Group, a thirty-year-old independent bluegrass and roots-music stronghold that houses a variety of musical styles under its umbrella, including metal, rap, punk, and string quartet tributes, Rockabye Baby! is the latest addition to a diverse musical family. Says label Vice President Lisa Roth, "First and foremost, we're fans, so we take care to make every album musically interesting enough to satisfy adult listeners. Believe me, making an album that's gentle enough for sleeping babies but won't bore Mom and Dad is trickier than it sounds." Producer/arrangers would agree! The job's not easy, but it's immensely gratifying to hear from pleased parents that Rockabye Baby! is now a treasured piece of their family history.
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