Elizabeth Street | Different

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by Elizabeth Street

Funky, alternative music for kids and their grown - ups.
Genre: Kids/Family: Kid Friendly
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Plastic Spiders
Susan Kolbenheyer
3:12 album only
2. Counting Fireflies
Susan Kolbenheyer
2:35 album only
3. Dragon for Dinner
Susan Kolbenheyer
1:26 album only
4. Shoes
Susan Kolbenheyer
3:32 album only
5. The Eyeball People
Susan Kolbenheyer
2:27 album only
6. Really Gross
Susan Kolbenheyer
3:02 album only
7. Fair
Susan Kolbenheyer
3:18 album only
8. Misbehavin'
Susan Kolbenheyer
1:43 album only
9. Changes
Susan Kolbenheyer
4:15 album only
10. Different
Susan Kolbenheyer
3:06 album only
11. We're All Friends Here
Susan Kolbenheyer
2:07 album only
12. You Can Tell Me
Susan Kolbenheyer
2:20 album only
13. Cricket Songs
Susan Kolbenheyer
2:38 album only


Album Notes
Thanks for checking out the album! Okay, in a nutshell while in the car, for trips long or short we listen to an array of music genres. Realizing that our children were singing word for word The White Stripes' "Apple Blossom", songs from Greenday, Jack Johnson, The Shins, The Strokes or whatever we were listening to, I had a thought.... "What if there were a way to bridge the gap between kids' music and our music while opening up a dialogue between parents and kids about issues we sometimes forget to touch upon?" As well as, of course, references to nose picking and toilets to get everybody smiling. Alright, maybe not everybody, but some at least. Well, it gets us smiling anyway. So, having a life long passion for writing music, and past experience as a lounge lizard in NYC, (Shh! Don't tell anybody.) I got to work writing songs that have kid friendly lyrics and cool music for grown ups, pulling influence from rock, blues, folk, punk, even a little blue grass. A major goal here was to extend the age range from pre-schooler all the way to adolescence so that the middle schooler in the back seat could get into it as well (Or at least be able to deal with it). The result is a not so ordinary kid's album that we have lots of fun listening to. And we hope you do too!


WRIU The Children's Show (January 2007)

Elizabeth St. "Different" came in at #4 on The Best of 2006 listener's picks!

NPR (December 2006)

Elizabeth St. "Different" has been recognized as one of Zooglobble's favorite kid's albums of 2006.... yay! Thank you Stefan!



"Sometimes my initial response to new music is, 'Wow, that's really, um, different.' And by different, I mean bad. But sometimes different is good, as in the case of Different, the debut album from Elizabeth Street.

Elizabeth Street is not related to Pikaboo Street; actually it's a duo, made up of vocalist Susan Kolbenheyer and guitarist/bassist Greg Pearce. Kolbenheyer has an earthy, expressive voice that moves easily from the mellow, folksy-acoustic tracks on the album to driving power-pop songs with a discernable punk influence. The sophisticated melodies blend perfectly with lyrics reflecting the silliness of childhood, with song titles like The Eyeball People and Really Gross.

The album was recorded in a home studio, making it different (in a good way) from so much mass-produced kids music, and enjoyable for even the most extreme music-snob parents. Not that you're one of them, of course.”



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Awesome music for adults and kids!
As a music enthusiast I can honestly say that this is music I happily listen to with my kids. This album has great lyrics and songs about things that matter, things that kids think about and go through (even some things adults go through). With catchy beats, addictive hooks, sweet vocals and lyrics I recommend this to anyone who likes music and has kids!

Karen LaCroix

Aunt Karen
OK, so I may be a little biased but my 2 kids and my students and staff at my preschool also LOVE it and we (Uncle Paul and I ) are so proud of you! We think it is GREAT, even if it does make it OK for my kid to pick his nose 'cause you said so!!!! GREAT WORK, Kiddo!!!

juli mancini

Absolutely love this CD!
This album is lively, refreshing and fabulous. When purchasing music for my children...I always look for smart,creative and interesting alternatives that will appeal to both kids and adults alike. I found this band while on my avid search for new kids music and I am elated that I purchased it. The content is really unique and fun and the vocals are totally beautiful in a funky way. This is truly the best kid's cd I've heard in a long time. I Highly recommend this disc and so do my kids!

Mommy D.

Hit the repeat button!
Who'd have thought it possible to have my eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter agree on an album to listen to in the car??? Now the battle is whether to hear "Dragon for Dinner" or "Eyeball People" (again!). This passionate, eclectic mix of traditional North American music even has tender lullabyes that make Mom misty-eyed. Ms. Kolbeheyer's lyrics bring you full circle from the head-banging, energetic fun of childhood to the tender, sometimes painful aspects of growing up. "Different" not only provides me & the kids with rockin' car music, it also a fresh resource to segway into some more meaningful discussions. This is definitely a more complex and provocative recording than most children's music.