As good a parody as "Leader of the Laundromat" was, it wasn't the kind of hit upon which a career could be built. That hit was there to be milked, though, so the Detergents quickly got an album into the market, leading off with "Leader of the Laundromat" of course.
For anyone in their mid-teens in the mid-5Os, and into music, it had to be rock'n'roll - American rock'n roll. There was no British equivalent to the sound. In the UK, it was Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Platters, Alan Freed, Radio Luxembourg, Voice Of America.
Back in the 1960s, Ron Dante racked up a handful of number one singles. Unlike other hit-makers of the era, however, no one knew his name. That was because Dante was the voice behind comic book and cartoon characters like the Archies who had stepped off the printed page onto the world of music's stage. He was also lead singer for The Detergents and The Cuff Links. He wrote/co-wrote most of the songs on this album but not the title track.