When the film studios scored a hit in the late 60s with Saturday morning's animated television show The Archies, it didn't take long before they started looking for more food for similar music-oriented formats. Inspired by the success of shows such as The Munsters and The Addams Family, Groovie Ghoulies, written by several writers for Laugh-In and featuring the voice of F-Troop's Larry Storch, was first broadcast in September 1970.
It was a mixture of The Archies and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Although there were 16 episodes, the cult of Groovie Goolies has continued to this day and even inspired the S.F. punk band The Groovie Ghoulies to name it. And why? One guess - the music! Just like The Archies with Andy Kim, Ron Dante, and Jeff Barry, Groovie Goolies brought A-list talents to compose and perform two songs for each episode, including Dick Monda and, for this album, Sherry Gayden and Janet Martin a.k.a. Richard Delvy and Ed Fournier of surf rock band The Challengers. The band also features legendary guitarist Larry Carlton and Elvis Presley bassist Ron Tutt!
The whole record has that typical Archies vibe with fuzztone guitar on "Save Your Good Lovin' for Me", the wah-wah-wah on "Frankie" and even some sitar.