Sunday, 29 January 2017

Candy - Whatever Happened To Fun... (1985) Flac

Candy was a quartet of young L.A. power-popsters from the '80's hair-band era, whose members included guitarist Gilby Clarke (later of Guns N' Roses and Rock Star Supernova) and vocalist/pianist Kyle Vincent (who is now a solo artist). Candy's chief songwriter was bassist Jonathan Daniel, who later formed Electric Angels with drummer John Schubert. Although Candy existed from 1981 until 1987, they released only one album, Whatever Happened To Fun..., in 1985. Candy didn't achieve much widespread success in their day, but they have acquired a posthumous following. Their album is currently out of print in the U.S., but it was reissued on CD in the U.K. on the Rock Candy label in 2012.(

excerpt from the back cover: Signing a record deal with the powerful PolyGram operation, the sole album was recorded at Criteria studio in Miami with producer Jimmy Ienner (Raspberries, Bay City Rollers) and set out an impressive stall fusing a flamboyant mixture of power pop and glam rock. Issued in 1985, the album sold not a jot at the time, yet has subsequently become an in demand item amongst aficionados of the 80's LA glam scene and not without a good reason.

Oki doki, glam mixed with power pop is what you get with Candy. And this is really a great 80's pop record. Hope you will enjoy.

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