ARCHIE'S ALBUM COVER GALLERY: Page Two


Page Two of . . .


Archie's ALBUM COVER Gallery!

"How to turn The Archies into
Rock 'n' Roll superstars?"

That was the question DC Hampton Jacobs pondered as he prepared to build a Pop Art extravaganza around beloved comic book characters. Sure, the studio group pulled a massive Number One hit with "Sugar, Sugar" back in the day, and they had a few more best-sellers, too; but hit singles do not make a supergroup! Smash hit albums and SRO concerts are what confer that coveted status. So, for his cartoon epic "Say Goodbye To Riverdale", the Pop Culture Cantina's blogmaster created several blockbuster world tours and a small truckload of Platinum vinyl.

On this second page of Archie's Album Cover Gallery, you'll find the trio of double-length Rock standard collections that propelled the adult Archies to unprecedented heights of Pop stardom. You'll also find the live-in-concert album and the tribute to a mentor that faltered on the charts, and the trio of subsequent releases that jump-started the band's slow but steady climb back to the top. Every one of these imaginary albums was an instant classic; as iconic for Stuffed Animal's graffiti-influenced, in-your-face sleeve artwork as for the great music they contain.

ARCHIE'S ALBUM BOX AD 2

ADVERTISING FOR AN IMAGINARY
ARCHIE ALBUM BOX SET FROM
THE 22nd CENTURY


IMAGINARY PHOTO OF THE ARCHIES
AND CAROLE KING RECORDING AN
ALBUM @ MEMPHIS' LEGENDARY
SUN STUDIOS. THIS 2001 PROJECT
WAS NEVER COMPLETED.


Republic USA Records
Hey, Everybody!/Heaven Is Being With You/
This Little Girl/One Fine Day/
So Much Love/You're A Sweet Sweetheart/
Hi-De-Ho/Love You For A While/
He's In Town/Don't Bring Me Down!/
Don't Forget About Me/What You Got/
I Can't Hear You No More/I Can't Make It Alone/
No Easy Way Down/Stage Door/
Is This What I Get For Lovin' You, Baby?/We Love And Learn/
You're My Girl/At The Club/
I Was Only Kidding/They're Jealous Of Me/
Yours Until Tomorrow/Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
The Goffin-King Demos
The Archies

COVER DESIGN FOR AN IMAGINARY
2030 COMPILATION OF DEMONSTRATION
RECORDS, CUT BY THE ARCHIES
FOR THEIR ABORTED ALBUM OF
CAROLE KING SONGS.


Archie Records
Party Doll/My María/
Rosalee/Comin' On Srong/
I Don't Wanna Love You/Down In The Boondocks/
My Heart Skips A Beat/I Ain't Never!/
Don't Hide Your Love/Ruby Ann/
Eyes Of A New York Woman/Honky Tonk Blues/
Pretty Anna Belle/Lonely Weekends/
If Not For You/Big City Miss Ruth Ann/
The Race Is On/No Love At All/
Lonely Queen/A Satisfied Mind/
Love's Gonna Live Here Again/So Long, Babe!/
Sweet City Woman/Just Someone I Used To Know/
When I Stop Leavin', I'll Be Gone
Archie Country!
The Archies
2002

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
IMAGINARY 2002 COMEBACK
STUDIO ALBUM, A VINYL TWO-RECORD
SET THAT WAS THEIR MAIDEN RELEASE
ON ARCHIE RECORDS. IT SOLD
OVER A MILLION COPIES.


Archie Records
Let's Spend The Night Together!/Start Me Up!/
Jumpin' Jack Flash/Honky Tonk Women/
Paint It Black/Beast Of Burden/
Dandelion/Gimme Shelter/
Tumbling Dice/Get Off My Cloud!/
Time Is On My Side/Satisfaction/
Brown Sugar/The Last Time/
Emotional Rescue/Ruby Tuesday/
Street Fighting Man/It's Only Rock + Roll/
Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown/Happy/
Like A Rolling Stone
Like A Rolling Stone
The Archies Get Stoned!
2003

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
IMAGINARY SECOND STUDIO ALBUM
FOR ARCHIE RECORDS. THIS 2003
RELEASE WAS THEIR SECOND
CONSECUTIVE VINYL TWO-RECORD
SET AND ANOTHER MILLION-SELLER. 
 WHEN THE ALBUM MASTER IS
SABOTAGED BY AN IRATE
ROLLING STONES FAN IN THE
2090s, SEVERAL TRACKS
WILL BE LOST FOREVER.


Archie Records
Leader Of The Pack/All Grown Up/
He Ain't No Angel/I Want You For My Sweetheart/
Medley:
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy/Da Doo Ron Ron/
Be My Baby/Hip Shaker/
I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine/Don't Ever Leave Me!/
Hanky Panky/I Got A Dream/
Then He Kissed Me,Then I Kissed Her/
Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love?/Hold On, Baby!/
I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing/Heaven Only Knows/
I Know It's All Right/Train From Kansas City/
That's All I Ever Want From You, Baby/
Medley:
Goodnight, Baby/Baby, I Love You/
I Can Hear Music/River-Deep, Mountain-High/
She Hangs Out/Nobody But You/
Chapel Of Love (by Blue-Eyed Soul)
Jeff + Ellie Songbook
The Archies
Blue-Eyed Soul is an Archies spinoff act:
Juggy Jones with Kevin Keller.
2004

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
IMAGINARY THIRD STUDIO ALBUM
FOR ARCHIE RECORDS. ISSUED IN 2004,
IT WAS YET ANOTHER PLATINUM
RECORD AND THE LAST OF THREE
CONSECUTIVE VINYL TWO-
RECORD SETS.


Republlc USA Records
River-Deep, Mountain-High/Then He Kissed Me/
Be My Baby/Hip Shaker/
All Grown Up/I Want You For My Sweetheart/
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy/I Can Hear Music/
Hold On, Baby/I'll Still Love You/
I Know It's All Right/I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing/
Hanky Panky/I'll Never Need More Than This/
What's A Girl Supposed To Do?/He Ain't No Angel/
I Wonder/Nobody But You/
I Got A Dream/Don't Ever Leave Me!/
That's All I Ever Want From You, Baby/Baby, I Love You/
Leader Of The Pack/Chapel Of Love/
Da Doo Ron Ron
The Barry-Greenwich Demos
The Archies
2030

COVER DESIGN FOR AN IMAGINARY
COLLECTION OF DEMONSTRATION
RECORDINGS, CREATED FOR
THE ARCHIES' 2004 JEFF AND ELLIE
SONGBOOK ALBUM. IT WILL BE
RELEASED IN THE YEAR 2030.


Archie Records
Soul Deep/Does Your Mother Know?/
Big City Miss Ruth Ann/Good Deal, Lucille/
Hip Shaker/Nobody But You/
Happy/Who's Your Baby?/
Sugar, Sugar/Sunshine
Hot, Sweet + Live!
The Archies
2004

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
FIRST SINGLE-DISC VINYL ALBUM
ON ARCHIE RECORDS. THIS IMAGINARY
LIVE-IN-CONCERT RECORD
(THE BAND'S FIRST) WAS
RELEASED IN 2004.


Archie Records
Hey, Boy (The Girl's In Love With You)!/Building With A Steeple/
A Million Lights/Follow A Dream/
Let's Get It On Today!/Midnight Show/
Don't Call It Love!/Raining In My Sunshine/
God Bless Rock + Roll/Yellow Van
Get It On Today!
The Songs of Ron Dante
The Archies
2006

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
SECOND SINGLE-DISC VINYL STUDIO
ALBUM ON ARCHIE RECORDS.
INTENDED TO BE YET ANOTHER
TWO-RECORD SET, THIS IMAGINARY
TRIBUTE TO RON DANTE WAS
RELEASED IN 2006.


Archie Records
Soul Deep Ska/Hip Shaker/
Tumbling Dice/Let's Get It On Today!/
Lonely Weekends/Big City Miss Ruth Ann/
Jingle Jangle/
Neil Diamond Medley:
Two Bit Manchild/Practically Newborn/
Pretty Anna Belle/Lady Jane/
Happy/Yellow Van/
Nobody But You/Sugar, Sugar
Greatest Hits Of All-Time
The Archies
2007

COVER DESIGN FOR THE ARCHIES'
FIRST HITS COMPILATION ON ARCHIE
RECORDS. THIS IMAGINARY SINGLE-DISC
VINYL ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN 2007.
UNLIKE OTHER ARCHIE LP RELEASES,
IT WILL NEVER BE REISSUED.


Archie Records
Christmas In Riverdale/Jingle Bell Rock/
Sleigh Ride/Up On The Housetop/
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Holly Jolly Christmas/
Here Comes Santa Claus/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree/
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/Run, Rudolph, Run/
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Archie's Christmas Party
Archie's Christmas Album
The Archies
featuring Betty and Veronica
2007

THIS ALBUM IS NOT IMAGINARY!
RELEASED IN 2007 BY FUEL 2000
RECORDS, IT IS A BONAFIDE ARCHIES
CHRISTMAS RELEASE. THE REAL TITLE IS:
THE ARCHIES' CHRISTMAS ALBUM
featuring BETTY AND VERONICA.
AN ALTERNATE COVER DESIGN IS SHOWN
HERE: STUFFED ANIMAL CREATED IT
FOR AN IMAGINARY VINYL COUNTERPART
ON ARCHIE RECORDS.


AD FOR AN IMAGINARY ALBUM
OF RARE LIVE RECORDINGS BY
AN EARLY VERSION OF
THE TEENAGE ARCHIES.

King Records
Little Willy/Eleven-Fifty-Nine/
Kissin' Cousins/Believe What You Say/
Standing In The Need Of Love/Everybody/
You Can't Go Halfway/Fabulous/
King Creole/Cat Talk/
That's The Way We Get By/The Chicken And The Hawk/
I'm A Believer/Teardrop City/
Dancing With Myself/I Just Can't Help It
Believe What You Say!
The Savage Young Archies
2007



SECOND AD FOR THE SAVAGE
YOUNG ARCHIES, AN IMAGINARY
2007 KING RECORDS RELEASE.
THE MASTER TAPES WERE
CONFISCATED BY ARCHIE RECORDS
AND THE CD WAS WITHDRAWN
FROM SALE IN 2008. TWO DECADES
LATER, THE REPUBLIC USA LABEL
WILL REISSUE THIS COMPILATION
BY POPULAR DEMAND.