I Want Candy: The Strangeloves

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12 Comments on “I Want Candy: The Strangeloves”

  1. im6 Says:

    I think inclusion of The Strangeloves officially marks the moment when KTCC stopped being primarily a folk music blog! So why not put a nail in that coffin?

    • katry Says:

      That happened a long while back-the end of the Folk Era. Now the songs appear only once in a while. I went for the candy title, not the singers. Sometimes we all fumble.

      • im6 Says:

        Wasn’t making fun or passing judgment on your choice of songs or singers. You posted the original. Bow Wow Wow just did a cheesy, cheesy, cheesy cover that pretty much sums up all that was wrong with the 80s. Couldn’t pass that up!

      • katry Says:

        Sorry, I took it to mean it was a bad choice. Now Bow Wow Wow would have been a really bad choice. I think that video is the first time I’ve ever heard this “singer.”

  2. im6 Says:

    Bow Wow Wow actually have a pretty interesting history. Their big claim to fame was having a 13-year-old lead singer, Annabella Lwin (but I think she was 15 by the time their Candy video was made). They sure knew how to title their albums, too. (“See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy” is certainly catchy!) More about BWW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_wow_wow

    • katry Says:

      I actually thought Bow Wow Wow was just one person who had chosen an odd singing name.

      Now I know more than I ever wanted to know!

  3. vintagespins Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Thanks for posting the Big Maybelle song. As your candy theme is Halloween-related, thought I’d send along this silly song for the enjoyment or scorn of the Coffee crowd:



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