Wednesday, November 5, 2008

MOTD - The Thunderlords: The First Metal Band For Kids

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: The Thunderlords
Song: I Like Dirt
Album: Noisy Songs for Noisy Kids
Style: Groove/Thrash/Heavy Metal
country/location: Woodland Hills, California, US
release: 2005

So there was a discussion about metal for kids and young people. What bands should one play for kids ages 10 or 9 or even younger to get them on the path to metal awesomeness? Well, I offer my suggestion! The Thunderlords: The first metal band for kids!

To quote, "What would happen if The Wiggles met Rob Zombie backstage at a Gwar concert and decided to form a band together? I'm not really sure, but I'd bet they would sound a lot like The Thunderlords! The Thunderlords play loud, heavy music with goofy, fun lyrics that everyone can enjoy. Except those looking for some peace and quiet." That's a pretty good description for this one man band. It's incredibly goofy (see above picture). I mean, this song is called I Like Dirt and the song's "chorus" consists of the dude saying in a gruff, "metal" voice "I LIKE DIRT!" The verse lyrics are actually pretty clever for their goofiness. I mean, when you were a kid, I bet a lot of you liked to play in the dirt (and eat it too. I didn't do that!)! Musically, it's very simple, chuggy thrashy heavy metal. Nothing fancy and at first I was a bit disappointed by it, but over time the music grew on me. The riffs are pretty decent! I probably wouldn't use this band to introduce metal to my kids (if and when I have them), but it's a fun listen that little kids might appreciate. Well, I like dirt!

The Thunderlords - I Like Dirt