The Strangeloves - I Want Candy Colored Vinyl LP
The Strangeloves I Want Candy Colored Vinyl LP
What do three budding music moguls from Brooklyn do when all the music business is obsessed with the British Invasion? Easy...they pretend they grew up in Australia (on a sheep farm, no less)! But, as it turns out, Richard Gottehrer, Jerry Goldstein, and Bob Feldman (aka Giles, Miles, and Niles Strange) didn't need any gimmicks to succeed in the music business.
They had already written and produced The Angels' hit "My Boyfriend's Back" when they launched the Strangeloves; Gottehrer went on to co-found Sire Records and The Orchard, while Goldstein produced Sly & the Family Stone and War among the band members' many industry achievements.
But for their one and only 1965 album on Bert Berns' Bang label, I Want Candy, Giles, Miles, and Niles Strange were adorned in caveman gear on the front cover. The title tack (later, of course, covered by Bow Wow Wow) was the big hit, but "Cara-Lin" and "Night Time" also scraped the Top 40, and the trio also premiered their song "Hang On Sloopy" before they gave it to their discovery The McCoys who took it to No. 1. In short, this is a one-off slice of classic ‘60s pop-rock, reissued for the first time in over 30 years on colored vinyl LP.
The Strangeloves I Want Candy Track Listing:
2. No Jive
3. Hang On Sloopy
4. New Orleans
5. Sendin' My Love
6. I Want Candy
8. (Roll On) Mississippi
10. Rhythm of Love
11. It's About My Baby
12. Just the Way You Are
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