Ralph's World: Green Gorilla, Monster, and Me
"Green Gorilla, Monster & Me" is the GRAMMY nominated sixth children’s music album in the Ralph’s World series, and features the winning combination of the catchiest rock this side of Paul McCartney combined with lyrical cleverness suitable for kids and adults alike. The whimsy of songs like Red Banana and Ralph's cover of the Ray Steven'sclassic Gitarzan are balanced by the pure rocking of Hideaway and the soulful strut of Swingset. Liesl Echo is a plaintive slice of pop yearning, Tim The Boy draws from Afro-pop infkuences, and I Don't Wanna is as a raw dose of toddler punk. Thos album is a classic, indeed.
1. Dance Around
3. Red Banana
5. Me & My Invisible Friend
6. Old Red # 7
7. River Flow
8. Liesl Echo
10. Tim The Boy
11. I Don't Wanna
12. Tower of Blocks
13. Yum! Yuk!
One of this year's GRAMMY nominees is Ralph's sixth CD...and it's about time! This delightful pop & rock album by the very talented Ralph Covert has it all: clever lyrics, humor and a rockin' band. Starting with the joyous, hand clapping "Dance Around," you'll find a cast of very colorful characters. Beware of the (very peppy) puppy with a scary name, "Monster." A green gorilla on the couch is quite a sight eating a "Red Bannana." There's an invisible friend & a man named "Guitarzan." My favorite is the Ramones-ish rocker, "I Don't Wanna", about the rewards of doing chores, that will have you & your kid pogoing around the room. The Chicago-based indie rocker/songwriter, sometimes called the Paul McCartney of his genre, takes kid songs to a whole new level with a cleverness and eclectic musical style that spans rock, punk, folk, even rhythm & blues. With seven CDs in his "Ralph's World" series—including Green Gorilla & Me (nominated in the Best Musical Album for Children category of the 2005 Grammys)—Covert blends smart lyrics with instrumental arrangements that appeal to music lovers of all ages (find out more at www.ralphsworld.com).
"I've never heard of a green gorilla, but there's one sitting here on my couch." —One of the memorable lyrics from best-selling children's musician Ralph Covert.
Covert's songs are real, quirky, imaginative, fun. On his Grammy-nominated disc, he sings about green gorillas that eat red bananas and throw blue tomatoes; about sailing a raft down a mighty river; invisible friends; the importance of special, quiet places of one's own; and playground shenanigans.