Snacktime!

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Snacktime!
Snacktime.jpg
Studio album by Barenaked Ladies
Released 6 May 2008
Recorded November - December 2007
Genre Alternative rock, children's music
Length 53:50
Label Desperation
Producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Barenaked Ladies chronology
Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan
(2007)Talk to the Hand: Live in Michigan2007
Snacktime
(2008)
All in Good Time
(2010)All in Good Time2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]

Snacktime! is a children's-themed studio album by Canadian band Barenaked Ladies released on May 6, 2008 by Desperation Records.[3] A companion book was written with artwork by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn, who also contributed artwork for the album. It is the final Barenaked Ladies album to include Steven Page, who departed the band on February 25, 2009. He was subsequently quoted, saying of the album, "[i]t was a lot of fun to do, but it wasn't my idea. I was along for the ride."[4]

Snacktime! reached #10 on the Canadian charts and peaked at #61 on the Billboard 200. It also won a 2009 Juno Award for the Children's Album of the Year.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."7 8 9"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson1:33
2."The Ninjas"Steven PageSteven Page1:06
3."Pollywog In A Bog"Jim Creeggan, Ed RobertsonJim Creeggan3:05
4."Raisins"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson1:40
5."Eraser"Kevin HearnJim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart2:24
6."I Can Sing"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson1:09
7."Louis Loon"Jim Creeggan, Ed RobertsonSteven Page2:58
8."Food Party"Barenaked LadiesJim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart1:40
9."The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy I: Snacktime"Kevin HearnKevin Hearn3:30
10."The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy II: Popcorn"Kevin HearnKevin Hearn, Ed Robertson1:17
11."The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy III: Vegetable Town"Kevin HearnKevin Hearn2:31
12."Drawing"Kevin HearnSteven Page1:44
13."Humungous Tree"Kevin HearnSteven Page3:29
14."My Big Sister"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson0:54
15."Allergies"Kevin Hearn, Tyler StewartTyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn1:48
16."I Don't Like"Steven Page, Ed RobertsonSteven Page, Ed Robertson3:07
17."What a Wild Tune"Kevin HearnEd Robertson2:32
18."Bad Day"Steven PageSteven Page3:42
19."Things"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson0:57
20."Curious"Steven Page, Ed RobertsonSteven Page, Ed Robertson2:01
21."A Word for That"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson1:40
22."Wishing"Ed RobertsonEd Robertson2:12
23."Crazy ABC's"Steven Page, Ed RobertsonSteven Page, Ed Robertson3:49
24."Here Come The Geese"Kevin HearnKevin Hearn3:13

"Snacktime" guest callers[edit]

The first song in the Canadian Snacktime Trilogy, entitled "Snacktime", features numerous guest callers stating their favourite snack. Some of these callers are celebrities while others are children of the band. Some of the celebrities[5] and children with their respective snacks of choice are listed below, in order of appearance. Part 1

The track itself (along with the two following) is named for Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Clarke, Eileen (2008-05-30). "What's new in Kids' albums". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  3. ^ Billboard.com: "Ninjas, Raisins Present On BNL Kids Album"
  4. ^ McCoy, Heath (July 21, 2009). "Steven Page stripped bare". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  5. ^ Rush's Geddy Lee To Guest On Children's CD