Stand tall on the quarterdeck now, The Pollywogg is headed for home port, as Captain Bogg & Salty return with their fourth album of nautical pop and pirate rock… Emphatical Piratical!
This time around we drop anchor at a tropical, buccaneer paradise known as Frogg Island, the homeport of The Pollywogg. The music of Emphatical Piratical is crafted with all the hooks, salt-water whimsy, lush landscapes, and inspired silliness that fans of Captain Bogg & Salty have come to expect over the last 10 years, yet a whole new trove of treasures has been added to the hold.
Populated by kooky tiki rhythms, moonlit melodies, and rockin buccaneer riffs Emphatical Piratical is a 12 track island of musical adventure for pirates of all ages.
Emphatical Piratical follows the swift currents of three successful Captain Bogg & Salty CDs: Bedtime Stories for Pirates (1998) Pegleg Tango (2005) and Prelude to a Mutiny (2006). Drawing huge all-ages crowds for their high energy performances whenever they appear around the Pacific Northwest, Captain Bogg and his crew regularly draw media attention.
The title track on Emphatical Piratical is a hilarious riff on the joys of pirate life, set to the familiar and energetic Offenbachs’ “Galop Infernal.” The somewhat silly, sudo-educational side of the Pollywogg crew emerges in tunes like “Don’t Drink Sea Water,” “Never Smile at a Crocodile,” and “Port Side,” a song which teaches listeners about the parts of a ship. The lore of the Pollywogg’s home port, Frogg Island, is featured in “Purple Tiki,” sung by the crew and the Bamboo Maroons (composed of an array of Portland’s best sketch comedy talent).
And if that weren't enough to throw a pirate party, the CD package includes a treasure map of Frogg Island, allowing listeners to land to drop anchor and wander the the imaginative world of the album.
"The finest all-ages pirate rock band anywhere" - The Portland Tribune
"This is not your average kids' band!" - The New York Post
"This 12-song CD is full of wild and boisterous songs that will have even the youngest buccaneers stomping their feet." - Baltimore's Child
"The melodies range from fun, reggae-style beats to traditional accordian-laden pirate songs….but also within this album are “rockin’ buckaneer riffs” that my son especially digs, especially since anything having a funky beat is dubbed as “rockin’ Daddy music.” ... This is the kids’ favorite soundtrack for couch cushion fort- and ship-building. Or just for dancing." - For the Kids Media
"They're very funny and skilled lyricists and musicians. This record, featuring more driving-but-not-grating rock, shows off their abilities, especially as humorists, but doesn't let up on the music side either. Their humor hits the sweet spot for elementary-age kids just about perfectly, and there's plenty to amuse adults too." - Minnesota Parent
"We are so enjoying Emphatical Piratical. Once again, every song is our favorite! Thanks for furthering our children's education by expanding their vocabulary, furthering their appreciation of different musical genres, and adding to their love of lore and literature."
A grateful parent,