The Candyskins

The Candyskins

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English britpop band formed in 1989 in Oxfordshire. The band owes its origins to Mark and Nick Cope, Nick Burton and John Halliday all living in the same village, Islip, Oxfordshire, and attending the same local secondary school (Gosford Hill School) between around 1974 and 1980. The four Islip members of the band had begun working together by the time they left school and various line-ups and name-changes followed during the 1980s, until "The Candyskins" were formed in 1989, with Richard (mini) Brown on bass and banjo. After the successful release of the single "Submarine Song" in 1990, the band went into the studio to produce their first full-length album Space I'm In. The album included three singles: "Submarine Song", "She Blew Me Away" and "You Are Here". Brown left the band before the album was released.

After a year of touring and the replacement of a stand-in bass player with Karl Shale, the band released their second album Fun? on Geffen Records in 1993. Characteristically, the band attempted to build upon the US success of Space I'm In with an ironic album featuring songs about football and gardening. The poor selling record began an elongated legal dispute between the record company and the band, reportedly due to disagreements over songwriting royalties.

The album Sunday Morning Fever was released on Ultimate in the UK in 1997, and saw the band enjoy their biggest chart success with the single "Monday Morning" making it into the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. The record company went bankrupt and the band were left in limbo during the recording of their last album Death of a Minor TV Celebrity. The album did not do as well as their previous efforts, despite featuring the single "Feed It" which was one of the central songs on the soundtrack to the movie The Waterboy starring Adam Sandler.
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The Candyskins Discography Tracks

Albums

The Candyskins Space I'm In (Album) DGC, DGC UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Candy Skins* Fun? (Album) DGC Canada 1993 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Sunday Morning Fever (Album) Ultimate UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Death Of A Minor TV Celebrity (Album) Velvel US 1998 Sell This Version
none The Candyskins Live At The Zodiac(CD, Album) C S Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Candyskins She Blew Me Away (Single) Long Beach Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Candy Skins* For What It's Worth (Single, Maxi) DGC Europe 1991 Sell This Version
The Candy Skins* Submarine Song (Maxi, Single, EP) DGC UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Candyskins You Are Here E.P. (EP) Stuff Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4241 The Candyskins 3-Cut Sampler(CD, EP) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4241 US 1991 Sell This Version
STUFF U 3 The Candyskins You Are Here e.p. (7", EP) Stuff Records (2) STUFF U 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
The Candy Skins* Wembley (Maxi, Single) Geffen Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Land Of Love (Single) Geffen Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
GED21797 The Candyskins Everybody Loves You(CD, Maxi) Geffen Records GED21797 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Mrs Hoover (Single) Ultimate UK 1995 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Circles (Single) Ultimate UK 1996 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Get On (Single) Ultimate UK 1996 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Monday Morning (Single) Ultimate UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Hang Myself On You (Single) Ultimate, Ultimate UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Candyskins Feed It (Single) Ultimate UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Candyskins You Better Stop (Single) Ultimate UK 1998 Sell This Version
TOPP 070CD The Candyskins Somewhere Under London(CD, Single, Promo) Ultimate TOPP 070CD UK 1998 Sell This Version

Compilations

cd/001 The Candyskins, Tunic, Helen Love, Urusei Yatsura The Candyskins, Tunic, Helen Love, Urusei Yatsura - Puttin' On The Brits(CD, Comp) Http://www.platten.net/ cd/001 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
VELDJ78718-2 The Candyskins A Brief History(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Velvel, Ultimate VELDJ78718-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

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