Album Review: Junior Senior – ‘Hey Hey My My Yo Yo’

Junior Senior is a musical duo from Denmark.  Junior is Jesper Mortensen (vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass) and Senior is Jeppe Laursen (vocals). 

“Move your Feet” from their first album, ‘D-D-Don’t Stop the Beat’ (2003), was a big player on Danish radio and even had success in other countries (got to #3 on UK charts). 

‘Hey Hey My My Yo Yo’ is their second album but was released in 2005 and climbed to #2 on Japanese charts.  It wings its way from Dane-land courtesy of Ryko records.  The cover has a definite ‘80s feel to it and I thought that they were a group from that period.  The tunes have a definite feel of the 80s to my untrained ear. 

They do have a certain sort of “happy” lyric/rhythm that is going to either drive you insane or fill you with joy.  I’m afraid I’m leaning toward insane.  However, if you’re a fan of the group then you’ll be pleased to get this release. 

It has a bonus disc which has the “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” EP that has 7 more tunes.  I guess that the songs are addictive to some but I think I might’ve gotten cavities from how bubblegum “sweet” it was. 

‘Hey Hey My My Yo Yo’ is now available at Amazon. Visit the music database for more information.

Further Reading on M&C