Posted by DjPaulT on May 24th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
“I Want Candy” is a song written and originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965 that went to number 11 in the United States. It is a famous example of a song that uses the Bo Diddley beat.
English new wave group Bow Wow Wow released their version as the first and only single from their EP The Last of the Mohicans. For many in America, “I Want Candy” was their first introduction to young lead singer Annabella Lwin and the band. The song barely scraped the Top 50, but became an enduring new wave classic. The song gave its name to the band’s 1982 release, I Want Candy, which was mainly a compilation, but included a couple of new cuts produced by Kenny Laguna (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts).
The popularity of Bow Wow Wow’s recording, highly associated with 1980s pop music, is partly due to the memorable video that got heavy play in the early days of MTV.
The Bow Wow Wow recording appeared on two VH1 countdowns:
- No. 86 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s”
No. 8 on VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s”
The 12″ single release contains the longer “Remix” version.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1982||I Want Candy||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#62|
|1982||I Want Candy||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#22|
|1982||I Want Candy||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#36|
Label: RCA – RCAT 238
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: New Wave
Producer – Kenny Laguna
Side A is a Remix but not listed as such on sleeve or label
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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