Archies – The Archies – Limited Edition, Pink, Black, White, Splatter, Colored Vinyl, Cleopatra, 2022
Limited black, pink and white splatter colored vinyl LP pressing of the 1968 self-titled debut album by the cartoon superstars of bubble gum pop, The Archies. Features the sticky sweet groovy goodness of “Sugar Sugar” plus “Bang Shang-A-Lang,” “Archie’s Theme” and more.
I had to learn more about who The Archies, the band, really were so I looked it up. You probably remember producer Don Kirschner from Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert, right? He put together this band of studio musicians which included Vocals by Ron Dante, whose history includes co-producing and singing on Barry Manilow’s first nine albums. Jeff Barry, who wrote most of the songs, also wrote hits like “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, “Chapel Of Love”, and “Leader Of The Pack”. There is a lot of great history about many different singers and performers in this band if you search for it.