Selected Artists

1962: Clipper Cowbridge

1963: The Swiss Invasion

1965: Marilyn Kaye

1969: The Fold

1970: Yorgi

1971: Devon Shire

1972: Sandee Saunders

1976: Rockfinger

1978: The Spooky Bunch

1979: Decoupage

1981: Bleep

1985: Tiger Love

1985: Laryssa Foxxx

1986: Smasher of Things

1987: Suthrn Cuzn

1989: ~pianogirl~

1990: Razorflesh

1995: Breaker Bear

1996: Action Plus

1998: J Lounge

2001: Eesk

2004: Lazarus Project

1978: The Spooky Bunch

MANY 1970s CARTOONS are remembered primarily for the merchandise they spawned. Perhaps that’s why few recall the short-lived animated series The Spooky Bunch, which aired briefly in the 1978-1979 season before protests from conservative groups led to its cancellation.

Logo from The Spooky Bunch, a problematic 1970s cartoon series.The Spooky Bunch was a transitory, troubled brand that never justified food products, apparel, school supplies or a live-action movie. The show drew fire for its occult content and morally ambiguous storylines — and especially for its gender-bending lead character, Jule Day. Critics found the rousing “Theme from The Spooky Bunch” to be overtly sexual and subversive.

They were right. And that’s why we like it! MORE…

LISTEN: Theme from The Spooky Bunch

(song lyrics and credits)

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