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The Archies 8/29/2012

Review

The Archies' first album, on which "Sugar Sugar" does light up the top of side two, so new then that Debbie Sherwood fails to mention it in her liner notes. Even apart from that classic, the Archies' crew -- spearheaded by producer Jeff Barry, singer Ron Dante, and puppetmaster Don Kirshner -- rushed out of the gate with 12 ingots of pure pop, tight construction enlivened with supple and spontaneous-sounding harmonies, knowing production tricks ("Melody Hill"'s outer-space jingle bells and "cuckoo, cuckoo" counterpoint), plus a little-appreciated underpinning of soul music. "Inside out-Upside Down"'s call and response flirts with childishness in its glee, but Dante's hearty "pour a little sugar on it baby!" and "put some mustard on my roll" from "Hot Dog" expose the earthy side of this so-called kiddie act. The girl's name in "Feelin' So Good" turns out to be "S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O."; you suppose Mr. Hanna or Mr. Barbera's ears pricked up? ~ Andrew Hamlin
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O.) The Archies 3:9
  3. 2 Melody Hill The Archies 2:24
  4. 3 Rock And Roll Music The Archies 2:32
  5. 4 Kissin' The Archies 2:26
  6. 5 Don't Touch My Guitar The Archies 2:15
  7. 6 Circle Of Blue The Archies 2:17
  8. 7 Sugar, Sugar The Archies 2:45
  9. 8 You Little Angel, You The Archies 2:37
  10. 9 Bicycles, Roller Skates And You The Archies 2:33
  11. 10 Hot Dog The Archies 2:19
  12. 11 Inside Out - Upside Down The Archies 2:13
  13. 12 Love Light The Archies 2:30

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