Look, the '80s were a simpler time. A time when two grown men dressed like disco hoboes could write a throwaway novelty single about an arcade game and crack the US Billboard Top Ten.
Buckner & Garcia's original single for "Pac-Man Fever" was self-produced, since they couldn't get record labels interested, but people couldn't get enough of it. This caught the attention of CBS Records, who reissued the single and requested a whole album of similar material. This dismayed the pair, who worried about being relegated to novelty act status, but apparently they worried more about paying bills because they cranked out the album in a few months.
As far as concept albums go, it's not exactly Pink Floyd or Frank Zappa, but it gets the point across. It had eight tracks, covering big arcade hits Pac-Man, Frogger, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Berzerk, Defender, and the (relatively obscure outside of the UK) game Mousetrap. The album sold two million copies, but its second single "Do The Donkey Kong" failed to make a chart appearance.
The band faded for a while, until a wave of late '90s nostalgia for the band saw them reunite to release an album of new material about skateboarding, pogs, Mr. T, and E.T. On a marginally less pathetic note, they also put together a song for 2012's Wreck-It Ralph, a video game movie that also happened to feature a bit of Pac-Man.