The well-known Disney TV series and Emmy award winning alt-rock kid band Imagination Movers, hailing from New Orleans,have recently released their latest album “10-4.” Imagination Movers consisting of Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott “Smitty” Smith, formed in 2002 to provide quality rock music for both parents and children and represent themselves as positive male role models for children.
The band has written over 200 songs that have been used on shows like “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”,“Wipeout”, and can be heard at Disney parks and on their cruise ships.
The sound that Imagination Movershas on “10-4” gives me a nostalgic feel, reminding me of the early tomid-2000’s Disney music era. They are the kid friendly version of bands likeBlink 182, Barenaked Ladies, and Bowling for Soup.
Their song “Talking to theBaby” even has a similar acoustic guitar intro to Blink 182’s song “I MissYou.” Almost all their songs connect to children such as the song “Game On”where they list off different games such as Air Hockey and Ping Pong. Theirsong “Socks” talks of collecting socks and letting your imagination run wildwith socks instead of allowing electronics to do that for kids.
The song even references The Beastie Boy’s “Brass Monkey” with their own variation in the lyrics “Sock puppet, that funky puppet.” Other songs such as “Tow Truck” and“Sunday Morning” connect more with older children and parents so that they can enjoy their music also. The song “Tow Truck” is the only one on the record that has a rap rhythm that adds a smidge of diversity away from their main genre. “Sunday Morning” reminds the listener of the peacefulness of Sunday mornings and how they never want it to go away.
Overall, I enjoy the album and find it more unique than other Disney music because it is not solely pop music.Imagination Movers offers a different aspect to Disney’s musical image and gives kids a starting foundation that they can begin to create their own world view perspective from.
Though I like the entire album, some of my favorite songs are “Socks”, “Is That Wrong”, and “So Glad You’re Here.” If you have or know any young children or just want to give yourself a sense of Disney nostalgia, checkout Imagination Mover’s album “10-4” and their social media platforms as well.