Fun?

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Fun?
Fun (the Candyskins).jpg
Studio album by The Candyskins
Released 16 February 1993
Length 42:26
Label Geffen
Producer Pat Collier
The Candyskins chronology
Space I'm In
(1991)
Fun?
(1993)
Sunday Morning Fever
(1997)

Fun? is the second album from the British rock band The Candyskins. It contains their hit single "Wembley". It is the band's last release on a major label, being dropped by Geffen following two years of inactivity after its release.[1] The disagreement with the label led to the arrest of Nick and Mark Cope, the band's lead singer and rhythm guitarist, for spray painting 'No Fun' on the wall of their former employer.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
The Great Indie Discography 4/10 stars[2]

Dave Thompson wrote in his book Alternative Rock that the band with this release "emphasize the rock'n'pop with bigger sound, riddled with soaring leads, rougher riffs, [and] some genuinely meaty power chords".[1] Tom Demalon of Allmusic says the "lyrics, mainly dealing with failed relationships, contrast the sweetness and lightweight feel of the music" and that the tracks highlight "the band's musical diversity".[3] John M. Borack writes in Shake Some Action that album is "[h]ugely entertaining and vastly underrated".[4]

Music videos[edit]

The video for "Wembley" shows the plight of a hitchhiker wearing nothing but platform shoes and briefs.[5]

Track list[edit]

All tracks written by Nick Burton and Nick Cope, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wembley"   2:38
2. "Fun"   3:57
3. "House at the Top of the Hill"   3:18
4. "Tired of Being Happy"   3:18
5. "Land of Love"   3:12
6. "Everybody Loves You"   4:43
7. "Everything Just Falls Apart on Me"   3:44
8. "You Are Here"   4:08
9. "Grass"   3:59
10. "Dig It Deep"   3:14
11. "Let's Take over the World"   3:36
12. "All Over Now" Nick Burton, Nick Cope and Mark Cope 2:30
Total length: 42:26

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Billboard singles charts[6]

Year Single Chart Peak
1993 "Wembley" Modern Rock Tracks 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 239. ISBN 9780879306076. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Strong, Martin Charles (2003). The Great Indie Discography. Canongate. ISBN 9781841953359. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Demelon, Tom. "Review Fun?". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Borack, John M. (2007). Shake Some Action: the Ultimate Power Pop Guide. Shake Some Action - PowerPop. p. 124. ISBN 9780979771408. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Russell, Deborah (6 March 1993). "Midnight Blacks Out Pod'n: 'Hot Video' Expands Reach". Billboard. p. 42. Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard. 13 March 1993. p. 116. Retrieved 31 December 2009.