Pop historians know that bubblegum was the product of Svengalis and Dr. Frankensteins toiling away in the back rooms of the music industry, but by the time it filtered down to the consumer it wore someone else?s name. Some bubblegum stars were writers and producers in their own right, but most were employees at best, cartoon characters at worst. From the Archies to Britney Spears, bubblegum music has excited every generation of music lovers. Focusing on the golden age of prepubescent pop (1967-1972) we?ll have rare footage of the 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Archies, Ohio Express, The Sweet, The Bay City Rollers, and their S-A-TUR-DAY morning counterparts Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution, the Banana Splits, the Wombles, the Jackson 5 Cartoon, as well as coverage the scene?s movers and shakers like Don Kirshner, Kasenatz-Katz, Chinnichap and more! Based on Scram! Magazine staffers Kim Cooper and David Smay?s book of the same name, this original compilation dismantles the worst myths about how bubblegum is produced and identifies the gum tendencies of artists as various as the Sex Pistols, Abba, the Monkees, and the Ramones. Revealing the light and dark sides of the music, BUBBLEGUM MUSIC IS THE NAKED TRUTH! tells bitter tales of litigious backstabbing, pistol-wielding producers, and the perversities behind the jingles.
Added by timothompson on March 28, 2005