Drag-punker Justin Moyer, a.k.a. Edie Sedgwick, used to fear children and loathe their wretched music. Then he had a daughter.
"Music is the key to keeping new babies and new parents sane," says Moyer. "Children's songs are part of who we are. What's had more impact on society -- 'Purple Haze' or 'Itsy Bitsy Spider?'"
After watching his new baby get pumped to listen to "The Wheels on the Bus" 27 times in a row, Moyer and his songwriting partner -- the mysterious A.K. -- decided to write a full-length album for the pre-K set.. "Songs for Isadora," the first release of Sockets Records Tape Club, is the result. Songs like the rockabilly-informed "Boom Boom Baby" and the svelte bossnova "Who's that Baby in the Mirror?" are bizarre enough to keep parents interested, but catchy enough to keep their infants' delicate, wispy-haired heads nodding. Meanwhile, quieter songs like "Sleep Tight Little Angel" could probably be proven to improve a sleeping child's intelligence if Sockets would only spring for scientific, peer-reviewed testing.
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Edie Sedgwick and A.K.
Songs for Isadora (cassette)
$6ppd (International orders add $3)
Side A - Para Jugar
1. Boom Boom Baby
2. Wiggle & Jiggle
3. Who's That Baby in the Mirror?
4. You Gotta Crawl
5. Baby Talk
6. The Ocean
Side B - Para Dormir
4. Sleep Tight Little Angel