Albums that you could cut out of the back of a cereal box. Pure marketing genius. Especially when your mother wouldn't let you cut up the box until you finished the cereal. (How many bowls can you eat in one sitting?) If you click on the link below, you will see some of the cereal box records that I played at full volume and danced to (i.e.made a fool of myself, watching my reflection in our large living room windows) prior to my double digit years.
I'm positive I owned the Archies album. I had a Jackson 5 album, but not the one pictured here. I owned the Sugar Bears one too, but who were they trying to kid with that one? They weren't a real group! Even though I was a huge fan of their music, the Bobby Sherman and Monkeys records eluded me. They must have been on the back of boxes containing healthier cereal. I could have cared less about the Sugar Bears, but I was all about the sickeningly sweet stuff inside the box.
And now 4 decades later, thanks to my niece's keen consignment store shopping skills and the instinct to know when to notify me of her discoveries, I will finally own a cereal box Bobby Sherman record.
Now only if we still had a record player.