NEW RELEASES FROM ROCK CANDY RECORDS

GIRL 'SHEER GREED'

GIRL 'WASTED YOUTH'

TARGET 'S/T'

TARGET 'CAPTURED'

BULLSEYE 'ON TARGET'

 

FIVE BRAND new releases from Rock Candy Records available right now. Great titles with all the usual Rock Candy trimmings: 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, weighty essay's about the making of the album, full artist involvement, new interviews, enhanced artwork and additional photos spread out over large full colour booklets. See below for full details about each release.

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GIRL 'SHEER GREED' CANDY307

DRESSED TO KILL, they resembled a car-crash combination of Duran Duran, Japan and the New York Dolls. Musically, however, their riff-tastic style was more in tune with Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and Kiss. The band’s somewhat androgynous look, penchant for eye makeup and cocky pouts, set them apart and there was no getting away from the fact that visually these guys were totally out of step with the scene. Sadly, therefore, they suffered some ridicule; despite the fact that they were actually trailblazing a style that was later successfully utilised by acts such as Hanoi Rocks, Mötley Crüe and Ratt.

'Sheer Greed' is a masterpiece of musical juxtaposition boasting explosive tracks like ‘My Number’, ‘Hollywood Tease’ and an OTT cover of the Kiss Klassic ‘Do You Love Me’.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 2 BONUS TRACKS, FEATURES PHIL COLLEN (DEF LEPPARD) AND PHILIP LEWIS (GIRL) 20 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM WITH NEW BAND INTERVIEWS, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.

TRACK LISTING: 1. HOLLYWOOD TEASE 2. THE THINGS YOU SAY 3. LOVELY LORRAINE 4. STRAWBERRIES 5. LITTLE MISS ANN 6. DOCTOR DOCTOR 7. DO YOU LOVE ME 8. TAKE ME DANCING 9. WHATS UP 10. PASSING CLOUDS 11. MY NUMBER 12. HEARTBREAK AMERICA BONUS TRACKS: 13. YOU REALLY GOT ME (B-Side) 14. LOVE IS A GAME (Single)

TARGET 'CAPTURED' CANDY310

RIDING A wave of creativity and seeking to maximise their already solid reputation as a band to watch, Target took the recording of this, their second album, with an impressive sense of purpose. Their debut album had been well received, but ‘Captured’, originally issued in 1977 on the A&M label, showcased a band looking to maximise not only their sound but also their image, profile and appeal.

Retaining their southern rock roots, the album was recorded by producer Paul Hornsby (the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Grinderswitch) at the famed Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia. Tougher than the debut, the album oozes a decidedly British blues rock influence, bringing to mind Humble Pie, Bad Company and Trapeze, with vocalist Jimi Jamison developing his unique, velvety rasp, which would later serve him well as the frontman of Survivor. Sadly, swamped by insurmountable business and managerial problems, Target eventually dissolved, leaving behind two fine but now little known albums.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 6 BONUS TRACKS, FEATURES JIMI JAMISON, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM WITH NEW BAND INTERVIEWS, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.

TRACK LISTING: 1. IT’S ONLY LOVE 2. SHINE THE LIGHT 3. RUNAWAY 4. JUST FOR YOU 5. MAYBE IN TIME 6. MAKE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE 7. HOLDIN’ ON 8. ROCK AND ROLL LAUREATE BONUS TRACKS – LIVE 1978 9. HOLDIN' ON 10. RUNAWAY 11. MAKE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE 12.JUST FOR YOU 13. MAYBE IN TIME 14. IT’S ONLY LOVE

GIRL 'WASTED YOUTH' CANDY308

'WASTED YOUTH’ was the Girl’s second album for Jet Records, originally issued in 1982, and one that was recorded in two phases, amidst getting bogged down in the sort of unnecessary label aggro that had already started to erode their faith. Learning from their previous visual faux pas, they decided to dial down the glam look and concentrate on beefing up their sound, with tough guy bravado and a dress code to match. It was a brave attempt to redress the balance but, despite the coordinated effort and finely honed material, the project was still not firing on all six with a label still unable to connect the dots.

Sadly, the album was lost in space, a fate accentuated by the departure of guitarist Phil Collen, accepting an offer to join Def Leppard for their epoch making ‘Pyromania’ album. Later, Phil Lewis went on to front highly successful rock outfit LA Guns. Both of them left behind a 24 Karat legacy, one that has been hailed by several high profile musicians as a huge influence on the glam rock explosion.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, 2CD SET, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 BONUS TRACKS, FETAURES PHIL COLLEN (DEF LEPPARD) AND PHILIP LEWIS (GIRL) 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 4,000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM WITH NEW BAND INTERVIEWS, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.

TRACK LISTING: DISC ONE 1. THRU THE TWILITE 2. OLD DOGS 3. ICE IN THE BLOOD 4. WASTED YOUTH 5. STANDARD ROMANCE 6. NICE ‘N’ NASTY 7. McKITTY’S BACK 8. 19 9. OVERNIGHT ANGELS 10. SWEET KIDS DISC TWO ‘Live at the Marquee 23/10/1981 1. ICE IN THE BLOOD 2. ICEY BLUE 3. MAD FOR IT 4. OVERNIGHT ANGELS 5. OLD DOGS 6. BIG NIGHT 7. SWEET KIDS 8. WASTED YOUTH 9. NICE & NASTY 10. MY NUMBER 11. STANDARD ROMANCE 12. THRU THE TWILITE

TARGET 'S/T' CANDY309

MEMPHIS BASED Target were keen students of the British sound and forged their style and identity with exacting accuracy. It was a style that showcased vocalist Jimi Jamison’s (later to join Survivor) vocals perfectly, a wonderful combination of rough-hewn growls delivered with velvet smoothness, sitting proudly atop songs that packed a decidedly blues rock punch. The combination was hugely compelling.

Discovered by Black Oak Arkansas frontman Jim Dandy and his manager, in a Memphis Club, the five piece band were soon signed to A&M records and put in to the legendary Ardent Studios, with producer John Ryan, to cut this, their debut album. It is a work of sublime proficiency, digging deep into soulful grooves and muscular rock. Despite a concerted effort, including a thirty date US tour opening for Black Sabbath, the record failed to resonate commercially with the public at the time but did it provide a healthy platform from which to launch their follow up album.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 2 BONUS TRACKS, FEATURES JIMI JAMISON, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM WITH NEW BAND INTERVIEWS, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.

TRACK LISTING: 1. LOVE JUST WON’T QUIT 2. BAD BOY 3. LET ME LIVE 4. JUST A LITTLE TOO MUCH 5. CAN’T FAKE IT 6. 99 ½ 7. YOU NEED A WOMAN 8. LET ME DOWN EASY 9. WORKIN’ SONG 10. ARE YOU READY BONUS TRACKS: 11. YOU NEED A WOMAN (LIVE 1978) 12. LET ME LIVE (LIVE 1978)

BULLSEYE 'ON TARGET' CANDY313

WITH ROOTS in the Boston, Massachusetts scene but coming together in New York City, Bullseye quickly secured a record deal with the prestigious Columbia label, and set about recording their debut album, with producer Rob Stevens (who’d previously worked with prog rockers Crack The Sky), at the renowned Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, and finished it in NYC at the Hit Factory. It was a match made in heaven, with the results displaying a musical maturity that defied the band’s relatively fresh faced status.

Housed in a striking cover that suggested something special indeed, those of us that ventured deeper were delighted to find a well honed record, exploding with melodic hard rock firepower, and one that always kept songs at the forefront of the objective. Originally issued in 1979, tracks such as ‘Moonwalk’, ‘Seventh Heaven’ and ‘I’ve Changed’ lead the way but it’s ‘Treat Me Right’ that will spark the most recognition as Pat Benatar went on to secure a hit single with it in 1980.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 3 BONUS TRACKS, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 2,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM WITH NEW BAND INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.

TRACK LISTING: 1. TREAT ME RIGHT 2. SEVENTH HEAVEN 3. I’VE CHANGED (NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN) 4. MOONWALK 5. IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER 6. MY OLD CAR 7. DON’T LET HIM KNOW 8. WHAT CAN I SAY 9. DON’T LOSE A DAY 10. MARCH ON, TIME BONUS TRACKS: 11. IT’S OVER 12. AGELESS 13. OLIVIA

 

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Rock Candy mix it up – Tempt – Runaway

 

TEMPT ‘RUNAWAY’ CANDYMAN005

THOSE OF YOU who follow the world of Rock Candy would have noticed that we have never issued material from a new artist. Indeed, our speciality is primarily to shine a spotlight on reissues – records that we feel, in one way or another, were vastly overlooked at the time or are of such a high quality that they needed to be re-examined and brought back into focus, buffed-up and given a truly five star re-appraisal. Of course, like every label, we do get many hopefuls brandishing new music but, sad to say, the content is often not quite right for us. That we are pleased to report is not the case with New York based outfit Tempt. You may have seen them mentioned on various websites and in magazines over the last year – mainly praising a highly regarded self financed EP and a smattering of live shows. The EP showcased a young, but thoroughly contemporary, band playing a style of music that evoked memories of the great melodic hard rock bands of the past. It was a heart warming experience as the delivery, arrangements and attack suggested an allegiance to acts like Foofighters, Audioslave and Alterbridge, yet the musicianship and spirit bring to mind classic Van Halen, Aerosmith and Def Leppard. The band has gone on to craft a truly spellbinding debut album; one that confronts the listener with a blast of the present but suggests a comforting whiff of the past. Crucially, all the elements are in place, from great vocals (courtesy of Zach Allen), incredible guitar playing (by Harrison Marcello ) and brilliantly crafted songs with enough twists and turns to not only satisfy the musically inclined but also to appeal to folk who just wanna rock.

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Rock Candy to release Hanoi Rocks & Riverdogs albums

HANOI ROCKS ‘TWO STEPS FROM THE MOVE’ CANDY233

SIGNED TO CBS records and teamed up with renowned producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Kiss) ‘Two Steps From The Move’ was cut in the frenetic environs of New York City, polished in Toronto and completed in London. It was hailed as a masterpiece, bringing together all the hopes and promises of a band perfectly poised to assume complete control of the scene. However, during an American tour, front man Mike Monroe broke his ankle, forcing the group to postpone dates. Then, while Mike was recouperating, on Dec 8th 1984 the band’s drummer, Razzle was, tragically, killed in a Los Angeles automobile accident with Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil in the driving seat.

Loaded with an incredible selection of songs, ‘Two Steps From The Move’ found them focussing on as much mayhem as humanly possible with a penchant for cheeky lyrics and catchy melodies helping to define their unique brand of swashbuckling bravado perfectly.
Special Deluxe Collector’s 2CD Edition, 11 bonus tracks, fully remastered sound, 20 page full colour booklet, new interview with Mike Monroe, 3,500 word essay, rare photos and enhanced artwork

TRACK LISTING: DISC ONE (ORIGINAL ALBUM): 1. UP AROUND THE BEND 2. HIGH SCHOOL 3. I CAN’T GET IT 4. UNDERWATER WORLD 5. DON’T YOU EVER LEAVE ME 6. MILLION MILES AWAY 7. BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS 8. BOILER (ME BOILER ‘N’ ME) 9. FUTURAMA 10. CUTTING CORNERS 11. TWO STEPS FROM THE MOVE. DISC TWO (BONUS TRACKS): 1. DON’T YOU EVER LEAVE ME (12” VERSION) 2. BACK TO MYSTERY CITY (SINGLE B-SIDE) 3. UNTIL I GET YOU (SINGLE B-SIDE) 4. MENTAL BEAT (SINGLE B-SIDE) 5. OIL & GASOLINE (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) 6. MAGIC CARPET RIDE (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) 7. SHAKES (JAPAN SINGLE B-SIDE) BBC FRIDAY ROCK SHOW SESSION: 8. I CAN’T GET IT 9. UNDERWATER WORLD 10. DON’T YOU EVER LEAVE ME 11. BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS

RIVERDOGS ‘S/T’ CANDY263

DESPITE COMING and going in the blink of an eye, the Riverdogs have always been held in high esteem. Sure, lots of underachieving acts are bestowed with acclaim but if one group genuinely deserves reappraisal, the Riverdogs are about as deserving as you can possibly get. And the reason isn’t just because the band featured the presence of former Dio and Whitesnake (and future Def Leppard ) guitarist Vivian Campbell.

Naturally Vivian Campbell played an influential part in fashioning the musical palate but both bassist Nick Brophy and vocalist Rob Lamothe also attracted immediate attention. The latter displaying one of the most soulful voices this side of Paul Rodgers. Warm, commanding and instantly identifiable, Lamothe’s voice didn’t rely on meaningless bombast to get noticed.

One of the most overlooked records of all time.

Special Deluxe Collector’s 2CD Edition, 11 bonus tracks, fully remastered sound, 16 page full colour booklet, features Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, new interviews, 3,500 word essay and enhanced artwork.

TRACK LISTING: Disc One 1. Whisper 2. Toy Soldier 3. Big House 4. Holy War 5. Baby Blue 6. I Believe 7. Water from the Moon 8. Rain, Rain 9. Spooky 10. America Disc Two: Live radio station performances 1990 11. Whisper 12. Toy Soldier 13. Big House 14. Holy War 15. Baby Blue 16. I Believe 17. Water from the Moon 18. Rain, Rain 19. Spooky 20. America 21. Pennsylvania (non album track)

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Eddie Money releases on Rock Candy

EDDIE MONEY 'WHERE'S THE PARTY' CANDY253

 

EDDIE MONEY'S FIFTH album ‘Where’s The Party?’ was largely produced, as was his previous platinum smash ‘No Control’, by veteran studio wizard, Tom Dowd (Derek & The Dominoes, Cream etc) surrounded by a number of top sessions players, including members of Mr Mister, The Steve Miller Band and Rod Stewart’s band. In keeping with previous recordings Eddie co-wrote a selection of impressive radio friendly, tough-guy rock tracks that gave full reign to his raspy voice. The album serves up a choice selection of songs such as ‘The Big Crash’, ‘Club Michelle’ and ‘Backtrack’, all fitting firmly into the Money trademark sound of solid riffs and big shout-it-loud hooks. Indeed, as one of the best male vocalists of the era, Eddie stands out like a sparkling diamond.

Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound, 12 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos. TRACK LISTING: 1. MAYBE TOMORROW 2. BAD GIRLS 3. CLUB MICHELLE 4. BACK ON THE ROAD 5. DON’T LET GO 6. THE BIG CRASH 7. WHERE’S THE PARTY? 8. LEAVE IT TO ME 9. BACKTRACK

EDDIE MONEY 'CAN'T HOLD BACK' CANDY252

 

‘CAN'T HOLD BACK’ was Eddie Money’s sixth album and the first to be produced by Richie Zito, a man with an impressive resume, including records by Cheap Trick, Heart and Bad English. Issued in 1986, the album moved Eddie’s career firmly back in the spotlight, giving rise to no less than three hit singles, including ‘I Wanna Go Back’ and ‘Endless Nights’. However it was the killer track ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ that put the icing on this particular cake, with Eddie duetting with iconic vocalist Ronnie Spector. Joined by the cream of the session world including bassist Randy Jackson (Journey), drummer Mike Baird (Michael Bolton) and keyboard maestro Steve George (Mr Mister) his voice is triumphant and the material is first class. Every reason to believe, in fact, that this album is the pinnacle of Eddie’s career.

Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, fully remastered sound, 12 page full colour booklet, new interviews, 3,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and rare photos. TRACK LISTING: 1. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT 2. ONE LOVE 3. I WANNA GO BACK 4. ENDLESS NIGHTS 5. ONE CHANCE 6. WE SHOULD BE SLEEPING 7. BRING ON THE RAIN 8. I CAN’T HOLD BACK 9. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND 10. CALM BEFORE THE STORM

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