The Laurie Berkner Band, Buzz Buzz

Madelyn Rosenberg

By Madelyn Rosenberg

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Buzz Buzz

Laurie Berkner
Suzanne Vega for the 3 to 7 set.

She's not exactly the Ramones, but anyone who can get your kids buzzing like Berkner does deserves a mention. She has a clear, strong voice and she's not afraid to use it, whether singing about clouds or making piggy noises. Some of her stuff is just plain silly, but grownups listen to silly music, too. How else would you explain Quiet Riot? Kids who watch Noggin will recognize "Buzz Buzz" and "Pig On Her Head," two of the album's best tracks. She also does a chugging version of "Little Red Caboose," scoring extra points with little train lovers. She's Suzanne Vega for the 3 to 7 set.