The Archies (1st Album)
American music promoter Don Kirshner was the man behind The Monkees in 1966. They became both a television and record sales phenomenon, but when the group members insisted that they should play their own instruments and write their own songs, Kirshner tired of the project. So in 1968 he unleashed a pop act that would never answer back - for they were cartoon characters!
The Archies cartoons had debuted in a 1940s’ newspaper, which in turn spawned a series of comic books. Now updated in the 60s, the six animated friends were destined to enjoy pop hits everywhere. Produced by Jeff Barry – who also wrote most of the songs – our package revisits their first LP, adding for good measure the Mono single cuts ‘Bang Shang-A-Lang’/’Truck Driver’ that were paired as an introductory single.
Prepare to be enchanted, as you listen and read about the remarkable coterie of big names who provided the voices for our ‘cardboard cutouts’!