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ARTIST
TITLE
Songs From the Original Television Series
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ACMEM 066CD ACMEM 066CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/27/2006

"Syd & Marty Krofft's enormously successful follow up to Hr Pufnstuf another Wizard of Oz-style children's programme full of psychedelic metaphors and great music (Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel). With a nod toward the contemporary success of Josie and The Pussycats and The Banana Splits (which placed a band at the centre of the story), and with insect wings that allow them to fly, The Bugaloos were a fake pop band of English bugs who live in Tranquility Forest (the last of the British colonies) along with their friend Sparky the firefly. The Bugaloos theme was created by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel (who had completed Barbarella and Pufnstuf and would soon write the famous themes for Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley) with most of the other beautiful selections (including the hit 'Senses of Our World') penned by Hal Yoergler who also produced the soundtrack. Touted as the British version of the Monkees, over 5000 aspiring Bugaloos auditioned to cast the four leads, each having to demonstrate aptitude in dance, singing, and acting. Apparently a young Phil Collins was amongst them, auditioning for the role of I.Q but failing to get the part. If anything in America, the Bugaloos are even bigger than Pufnstuf. it's the Partridge Family plus surrealism. The Archies and LSD. In America and Japan it is regarded as an important part of popular culture and through web sites and books its memory is lovingly maintained. Incredibly, this is the first time that this soundtrack has been made available in the West. The appeal is everything cartoon and kitsch from Batman to Josie & The Pussycats to the Banana Splits and Brady Bunch."