Album Details

Vivid Sound
Pop/Rock, Bubblegum, Soundtracks, TV Music, Sunshine Pop

Album Review

A cross between a horrific LSD trip (complete with denture-wearer Martha Raye living in a jukebox playing dissonant, atonal noise) and the sugar sweetness of sunshine pop on AM radio, The Bugaloos was another in the long line of children's shows from the mad minds of Sid and Marty Krofft. A rebuttal to much live action children's television at the time (à la The Banana Splits), the group also featured amazingly catchy and infectious songs with each new episode -- an amazing feat considering the show lasted for two seasons and was driven largely by variations on the same plot every time. Surprisingly, these songs sound different than many of their contemporaries, with much more attention being paid to the finer details of song arrangement and production values without losing focus on the simplicity of their core audience: children. Decades later, these songs still sound surprisingly fresh and colorful.
Rob Theakston, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. If You Become a Bugaloo
  2. The Senses of Our World
  3. For a Friend
  4. Believe
  5. It's New to You
  6. Fly Away with Us
  7. Older Woman
  8. Just the Memory Stays Around
  9. Gna Gna Gna Gna Gna
  10. Castles in the Air
  11. The Bugaloos