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|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Power Pop, Glam metal|
|Associated acts||Guns N' Roses, Kyle Vincent The Nymphs|
|Past members||Jonathan Daniel
Ryan Roxie,Richard Tressan
Candy were a rock band featuring the future Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and singer-songwriter Kyle Vincent. Original members were Vincent on lead vocals, songwriter and bassist Jonathan Daniel, drummer John Schubert, and guitarist Geoff Siegel. Clarke replaced Siegel after 6 months. Their music has been described as power-pop.
Their only studio album, titled Whatever Happened To Fun, produced by Jimmy Ienner, was released in 1985, when the band toured the United States opening up for Rick Springfield and later Corey Hart. Wally Bryson from the Raspberries served as musical director on the album, which was recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.
The music video for the single Whatever Happened To Fun, directed by Dominic Orlando, was filmed on location in Hollywood, with Candy performing to a street crowd and a mural of famous old Hollywood stars.
In 1986, Kyle Vincent left the band to pursue a solo career, with Gilby Clarke taking over as lead vocalist, and guitarist Ryan Roxie joining the lineup. Since leaving Candy, Vincent has enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing over 10 albums, touring, and scoring a Billboard Adult Top 20 single, "Wake Me Up (When The World's Worth Waking Up For)"; Daniel is a manager of many top acts in the recording industry; and Schubert is a teacher in Southern California.
After Gilby left, the remaining band members including new lead guitar player Richard Tressan,joined up with new lead vocalist Shane and became the Electric Angels.
In 2003, SongTree Records released "Teenage Neon Jungle (Rare & Unreleased)", a 25 track collection of the band´s demos, live tracks and songs from member's post-Candy projects, both solo and band. A second album of music included several fan favorites such as Dance America, Matinee and Sound of a Broken Heart remains unreleased.
In 2012, "Whatever Happened To Fun" was released for the first time on CD, on the Rock Candy label.
Demos for a second, unreleased album of music included several fan favorites such as Dance America, Matinee and Sound of a Broken Heart.
- Whatever Happened To Fun (1985) Mercury/Polygram
- Teenage Neon Jungle (Rare & Unreleased) (2003) SongTree
- Whatever Happened To Fun (2012) Rock Candy Records (UK)
- Whatever Happened to Fun (1985) Mercury/Polygram
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