Veggie Tales dominated our VCR for many years. Now that my youngest children (boy-girl twins) are almost 10, I don't really remember the last time they watched the talking vegetables and listened to their silly songs. That all changed whenVeggie Rocks! arrived, featuring many of our favorite bands performing tomato and cucumber classics. While some reviewers have panned the collection, my kids love it. The clear-cut favorite is The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything by relient K, complete with a belch that my son can match perfectly, to the disgust of his twin sister. It's not hard to imagine relient K cranking up the Silly Songs CDs on a tour bus, loudly singing along.
As a supposedly mature adult, my favorite is probably His Cheeseburger, partly because I've always thought the song was humorous (I love cheeseburgers) and partly because TAIT is one of my favorite bands. I really enjoyed In The Belly of the Whale, but that's no surprise since the Steve Taylor/Peter Furler collaborations are my favorites on Newsboys projects. A new group named Stevenson does a fine job on I Love My Lips. Look closely and you might recognize them--the band includes Steven Curtis Chapman with sons Will on drums and Caleb on vocals. The O.C. Supertones check in with I Can Be Your Friend, one of the more enthusiastic performances on the CD.
Other featured artists on Veggie Rocks! include Superchic[k] (decrying their lack of a water buffalo), Sanctus Real, Rebecca St. James, Paul Colman, Audio Adrenaline and Skillet. This one is for die-hard Veggie Tales fans, and others inclined to silliness.
Visit: Veggie Rocks.