Oops, Maybe I Should Make A Children's Album

Mago de Oz

The Spanish heavy-metal band  Mägo de Oz  gives the thumbs up to the idea of recording a children's album. Gianni Ferrari/Cover hide caption

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The Spanish heavy metal band Mägo de Oz (Wizard of Oz) has announced that it will release an album's worth of material for the toddler set called Heroes de Pacotilla, according to this report in Rolling Stone (Spain).

The band's leader, Txus, says the idea didn't come from being a new parent, or from middle-aged mellowness. He says he got the idea from the young daughter of the current Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Zapatero.

Stay with me, this is good: Back in 2005, Txus was at a reception honoring Spanish musicians of all genres, hosted by Zapatero. The head of state then presented his two young daughters, ages 8 and 10, to the assembled musicians. It turns out that they were big fans of Mago de Oz.

When the musician asked the sweet 8-year-old what her favorite song was, she replied, "Your song 'A Hard D—- Doesn't Believe in God'!"

That's when the idea for a children's album struck. Which band would you love to hear perform a children's album?

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La semana pasada leí la noticia que Mägo de Oz, una de las más importantes bandas de heavy metal de España según Rolling Stone (Spain), esta por lanzar un disco de canciones infantiles.

Según contó Txus, líder de la agrupación la inspiración de la nueva grabación, Héroes de Pacotilla, vino de las hijas del Primer Ministro Zapatero.

En el 2005, durante una recepción de músicos, Zapatero presento a sus hijas, de 8 y 10 años, fanáticas de Mägo, a Txus. Este le preguntó a la menor, cual era su canción preferida de la banda. Y ella le contestó: “Una ***** dura no cree en dios.”

Dice el cantante que se quedó atónito, y a partir de ahí decidió hacer un CD para niños de entre 4 y 10 años.

Ahora les paso la pregunta a ustedes, queridos lectores: ¿Qué músico quisieran que sus pequeños hijos escuchen?

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