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Thumb Wrestling Champions

by The Green Orbs

The Green Orbs celebrate silly situations through song in the hopes that kids of all ages will laugh and sing along.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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1. Thumb Wrestling Champions
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2. The Suction Cup Shuffle
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3. Doug the Bug
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4. Monster Spray, Pt. 1
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5. Outside
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6. Ruby the Tooth Fairy
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7. Tips from Toby the Turtle
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8. Monster Spray, Pt. 2
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9. Flower in My Shower
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10. Robert Broccoli
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11. The Duck of Whistleburg
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12. Monster Spray, Pt. 3
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13. Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies
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14. Soup (An Epilogue)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A Wacky Explosion of Creativity and Fun ...

THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS by THE GREEN ORBS
Exploding with musical creativity and loaded with brainy, tickle-your-funny-bone humor, Thumb Wrestling Champions, the debut album from The Green Orbs, is set for release on September 7, 2018.

The Green Orbs are the brother-and-sister team of Eddie RosenBerg III and Heather Hirshfield, who grew up in a fun-loving, music-filled household listening to the Beatles, oldies radio, and ’80s songs. These influences are front and center in this brilliant, zany album. Thumb Wrestling Champions celebrates exceedingly silly situations through cleverly inventive songs that tell stories and introduce unforgettable characters like Ruby the Tooth Fairy, Toby the Turtle, and The Duck of Whistleburg.

The never-a-dull moment, laugh-out-loud fun of Thumb Wrestling Champions hits the ground running, with its wacky, eponymous opener setting high the absurdity bar for the whole album. “Thumb Wrestling Champions” is an homage to the ’80s movie montage, as each verse describes a new battle between two crazy contestants culminating in a guest appearance by none other than Abraham Lincoln. Next up, a fantastic ‘60s-style dance number, “The Suction Cup Shuffle,” demonstrates Heather Hirshfield‘s uncanny ability to deliver a blazing, beautiful melodic lead. The following track downshifts to the Kafkaesque “Doug the Bug,” a spectacularly droll song that delivers a six-legged world view.

“Outside,” a paean to the outdoors, merrily bops along as a perfect showcase for Heather Hirshfield’s command of vocal style, while “Ruby the Tooth Fairy” reveals the ingenuity of a tooth fairy faced with a difficult situation. “Tips from Toby the Turtle,” framed as a chelonian advice column, is accented by jazzy interludes that give the horn line a place to come out of its shell. (Turtles love jazz, you know.)

With its Bo Diddley rhythm and super-witty lyrics, “Flower in My Shower” is a melodic metaphor for finding beauty in everyday life. The show-stopping “Robert Broccoli,” done up as a goofy waltz, displays vocal harmonies that are perfection in the way they complement the silliness of the lyrics.

Not to be missed are the three hysterically funny pseudo-commercials for “Monster Spray” sprinkled throughout Thumb Wrestling Champions that guarantee the need for many repeated listenings. Reminiscent of a skit on The Muppets Show is “The Duck of Whistleburg,” a story-song all about dealing with change. “Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies” gives a tongue-in-cheek slant to the mealtime struggle endured by kids ordered to consume items that usually warrant a torrent of juvenile loathing, while “Soup” dishes up undeniable truth and a hearty helping of Neil Young with its droll wit that grows progressively more hilarious with repetition.

One might say that, as brother and sister, Eddie RosenBerg III and Heather Hirshfield have been joyfully collaborating in one way or another their whole lives. A dead giveaway to the quirky mindset of these remarkable siblings is the fact that they christened their kids’ music project The Green Orbs, an anagram of their family name, RosenBerg. The Green Orbs officially saw the light of day in 2011 when Eddie and Heather wrote a trio of original story-songs for the Mibblio music app: “Mashed Potato Monster Gang,” “Always Bring Your Toothbrush When You Go to Outer Space,” and “The Hams In The Deep Blue Sea.”

Three years later The Green Orbs were invited to record nursery rhymes and original instrumental songs for the YouTube Audio Library, and, to date, they have written and recorded 50 songs for YouTube, with 40 currently available for use in videos, copyright free. In 2015, they collaborated with actor Joel Marsh Garland (Orange is the New Black, The Last O.G.) on a song called “Mr. Mustache,” which was later released, along with “The Hams In The Deep Blue Sea,” as The Green Orbs’ first EP, Dear Mr. Mustache. 2017 saw The Green Orbs collaborating with children’s artist Uncle Dox on the song “Cornfield,” which was named the #3 kids’ single of the year by the Radio Active Kids radio show.

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