Let’s hear it for new music from Gustafer Yellowgold! Yes, it’s true, Morgan Taylor and one of kids music’s most indelible characters, Gustafer Yellowgold, is back with more audio earworms for your family’s listening pleasure with tomorrow’s release of The Minnesota Chronicles. It’s the second audiobook Taylor’s created for Audible — this story features Gustafer on earth trying to cure his “ultra-rare case of Ice-Cream-Cone-Heart,” but the heart of Gustafer for me, anyway, will always be the songs, as Taylor is particularly skillful at providing brief character sketches and occasionally surreal images wrapped in melodies inspired by the Beatles and ‘70s AM rock radio.
The first track is “Can’t Wait" has a particularly Beatles-y sound to my ears, and will sound familiar to longtime Gustafer fans and instantly appealing to those who haven’t discovered him yet. I’m pleased as punch to premiere the track here.
If you want to learn more about the audiobook, take a look at this YouTube teaser. (An artist originally known for his animated music videos creates audiobooks, which is then promoted via YouTube… we live in weird times.) And luckily, even if you “Can’t Wait” to hear the whole thing — you don’t really need to — the audiobook is out tomorrow.