Candy Coated Fury

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Candy Coated Fury
Reel Big Fish - Candy Coated Fury cover.jpg
Studio album by Reel Big Fish
Released July 31, 2012
Recorded 21 March - 1 June 2012
Music Inc. Studios, Orange, CA
Genre Ska punk
Length 54:56
Label Rock Ridge
Producer Aaron Barrett
Reel Big Fish chronology
A Best of Us for the Rest of Us
(2010)A Best of Us for the Rest of Us2010
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Candy Coated Fury is the eighth studio album by the American ska punk band Reel Big Fish, released on July 31, 2012. The cover art was made by artist Thom Foolery. The album was recorded at the band's personal studio in Orange, California.

The album features guest vocals from Coolie Ranx, Brian Klemm, Julie Stoyer, and members of Sonic Boom Six.[2] Aaron Barrett said that when writing the album, he was "very conscious this time about how danceable the songs were and how they make you move when you listen to them. It had been a long time since I really thought about the danceability of our songs."[3]

On June 6, 2012, the band released a teaser video for the album.[4] On June 12, 2012, the band released the song "I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore" on their YouTube channel days after the song premiered on the Ska Parade radio show on KUKQ. The album was released July 31, 2012, and was sold in a limited quantity at several venues on the Summer of Ska Tour 2012. The album debuted at No. 80 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Aaron Barrett, except where noted[5].

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everyone Else Is an Asshole"   4:11
2. "Punisher"   4:00
3. "She's Not the End of the World"   3:42
4. "Don't Let Me Down Gently" (see notes 4a) Martin Gilks, Miles Hunt, Rob Jones, Malcolm Treece 2:25
5. "I Know You Too Well to Like You Anymore"   4:25
6. "Hiding in My Headphones" Barrett, Paul Barnes, Coolie Ranx 4:47
7. "I Dare You to Break My Heart" Barrett, Ryland Steen 5:15
8. "Your Girlfriend Sucks"   3:30
9. "Don't Stop Skankin'" (see notes 9a)   3:59
10. "Famous Last Words"   3:50
11. "Lost Cause"   4:20
12. "I Love/You Suck"   3:13
13. "P.S. I Hate You" Barrett, John Christianson 4:05
14. "The Promise" (see notes 14a) Clive Farrington, Andrew Mann, Michael Floreale 3:14
^(4a) Originally performed by The Wonder Stuff
^(9a) Actually 2:44. Then hidden track "Oh, Rudy" (1:15) starts right after.
^(14a) Originally performed by When in Rome


Reel Big Fish[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Coolie Ranx – vocals on "Hiding in My Headphones"[5]
  • Julie Stoyer – vocals on "I Know You Too Well to Like You Anymore" and "Oh, Rudy'"[5]
  • Laila Khan – vocals on "Hiding in My Headphones"[5]
  • Barney Boom (Paul Barnes) – vocals on "Hiding in My Headphones"[5]
  • Brian Klemm – vocals on "Your Girlfriend Sucks"[5]


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