1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY

GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS (BDS 5027)

SIDE 1
Goody Goody Gumdrops (2:20) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Liza (2:05) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Mr. Cupid (2:20) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Hot Diggity Dog (2:15) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Hook Line & Sinker (2:15) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
SIDE 2
Dee-Licious (2:25) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Please Me, Tease Me (2:50) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
(Play Our Song) Mr. Music Man (2:30) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
A, B, C, I Love You (2:30) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (1:55) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)
Polly-Wally-Doo-Da-Day (2:25) (B. Carl - R. Whitelaw - J. Kasenetz - J. Katz)

 

A Super K Production - Produced By B. Carl, R. Whitelaw, J. Kasenetz, J. Katz
Arranged By: B. Carl, R. Whitelaw
Conducted By: J. Calvert

 

REVIEW:

Not sure how the 1910 Fruitgum Co. rebounded from two sub-par (when the par hadn't even been set!) albums to this classic but they did it. Was it because they seemingly jettisoned their lead vocalist and strongest songwriter, Mark Gutkowski? Maybe. Was it the addition of Billy Carl and Reid Whitelaw? Possibly. Was it a cosmic need for a Sgt. Pepper of gum album? You bet!

It would be awfully difficult to argue that there was ever a better bubblegum album than this as each song, heck each note, is spot-on perfect. Sure, it didn't make Rolling Stones Top 500 albums of all-time list but that's only because there wasn't a copy available at the Virgin Megastore the day they came up with the concept. 

Is this really Smoky Robinson’s great lost Bubblegum album! Believe it or not, this is a very Motown influenced album.  Hot Diggity Dog, Delicious.

Goody Goody Gumdrops starts off like Get Back (the live version) by The Beatles but quickly becomes the Four Seasons.

Mr. Cupid uses the theremin!

The Pink Album, The Dark Side Of The Gum, Gummy (‘Gummy Can You Hear Me?’), and the Blow On Blow of Bubblegum.