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I've Got Pac-Man Fever

If you grew up in the Atari age you'll undoubtedly remember the top-ten hit Pac-Man Fever. Pac-Man Fever was a single (1981) and album (1982) by recording artists Buckner & Garcia.

Pac-Man Fever

My fiancee happened to have a copy of the 1982 album which I've become rather reattached to since I recently got a Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable. If you like Weird Al, you may find this album to be liquid crack. Unfortunately her copy has all signs of being owned by a child back in the day, so I set out on a hunt to get an archivable copy. Of course, the first thing I did was look to see if it made it to CD. I found it had been released on CD as a rerecording. Sadly the rerecording just doesn't do it for those nostalgic memories as the voices have aged and the original sound effects were not able to be re-licensed. Luckily I was able to import a "sealed" copy via It arrived from a record shop in Italy still in its wrap, but the seal was not 100% unbroken. Therefore, it had some mold/mildew on it that creeped in over the years, but otherwise it was untouched. I've managed to clean it up and I hope to digitally archive it ASAP.

Track listing

  1. "Pac-Man Fever" (Pac-Man)
  2. "Froggy's Lament" (Frogger)
  3. "Ode to a Centipede" (Centipede)
  4. "Do the Donkey Kong" (Donkey Kong)
  5. "Hyperspace" (Asteroids)
  6. "The Defender" (Defender)
  7. "Mouse Trap" (Mouse Trap)
  8. "Goin' Berzerk" (Berzerk)


W.Robinson Mason III said...

I didn't realize there were all of those other tracks as well! Thought it was just the one.

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