"Pac-Man Fever," Thirty Years Later

I’ll bet there were some people 30 years ago who took this as a sign that we were coming to the end times. (Maybe they were right?) On March 27, 1982 heartland rockers Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia hit the Billboard top ten with their paean to the world’s most popular video game. CBS Records realized they were on to something, and gave them a budget and one month to record an entire full-length album of similarly-themed tunes. If you are exactly 41-years-old, you might remember such titles as “Froggy’s Lament” or “Doin’ the Donkey Kong.” I like it in the beginning of the clip above, from American Bandstand, when Dick Clark says, “I don’t where these two fellows came up with the idea. Or why…”