CANDY – Whatever Happened To Fun

Rock Candy

This four piece LA band released just one album in the mid 80s that sadly dropped straight off the radar. Strange, given that the band’s sound mixed two of the scene’s two largest exports: melodic sleaze/glam and power pop. Influences range from Kiss, Sweet and Slade to The Ramones to The Monkees.

Plenty of crunchy guitar, hooks and melodies and vocal harmonies

There’s a post pop Hanoi Rocks feel to some tracks, augmented by singer Kyle Vincent adding touches of both piano and saxophone.

The title track has a nod of 60s bubblegum, a genre that named the band, but it’s still a catchy rocker.

This a remarkably good and enjoyable album. Originally it was one for those in the know, now it can be enjoyed by all. All the usual Rock Candy packaging applies – superb and informative.

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Joe Geesin


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