Some Candy Talking

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Some Candy Talking
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EP by The Jesus and Mary Chain
Released July 1986
Genre Noise pop
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain EP chronology
Some Candy Talking
Happy When It Rains
(1987)Happy When It Rains1987
12" cover
JAMC Some Candy Talking 12Inch.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Some Candy Talking is an extended play (EP) by the Scottish rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, released in 1986. Its track listing included "Taste of Cindy", a song from their first album, Psychocandy performed acoustically, and a song entitled "Psychocandy", which did not appear on that album.

The title track is commonly misunderstood as being about heroin use. In a 2005 interview with Jim Reid (lead singer) featured in Filter Magazine, Reid noted that: '"Some Candy Talking" had nothing to do with drugs, actually. It was just something a radio DJ picked up on, and it was banned in all the major radio stations in the UK.' The song was originally banned for this reason by BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith,[2] although it was later voted at no. 9 in that year's John Peel Festive fifty.[3] The song was included in the soundtrack to the 1986 film Modern Girls.

The EP marked the final release that drummer Bobby Gillespie appeared on. After this release he returned to his own band, Primal Scream.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by William Reid and Jim Reid.

7" (NEG19)
  1. "Some Candy Talking" – 3:19
  2. "Psychocandy" – 2:52
  3. "Hit" – 3:27
2×7" (NEG19F)
  1. "Some Candy Talking" – 3:19
  2. "Psychocandy" – 2:52
  3. "Hit" – 3:27
  4. "Cut Dead (Acoustic)" – 2:47
  5. "Psychocandy (Acoustic)" – 2:01
  6. "You Trip Me Up (Acoustic)" – 2:41
  7. "Some Candy Talking (Acoustic)" – 3:13
12" (NEG19T)
  1. "Some Candy Talking" – 3:12
  2. "Taste Of Cindy (Acoustic)" – 1:59
  3. "Hit" – 3:22
  4. "Psychocandy" – 2:48


The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Floodengineer ("Some Candy Talking")
  • John Loder – engineer ("Psychocandy", "Hit", "Taste of Cindy")
  • Alan Moulder – assistant engineer ("Some Candy Talking")
  • Phil Ward Large – producer ("Cut Dead (Acoustic)", "Psychocandy (Acoustic)", "You Trip Me Up (Acoustic)", "Some Candy Talking (Acoustic)")


Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles Chart[4] 13
Irish Singles Chart[5] 11


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Martin Strong (1998). "The great rock discography". Giunti. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  3. ^ "FESTIVE 50S (1986)". BBC. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  4. ^ "The Jesus And Mary Chain". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 3 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Search the Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved on 3 December 2008. NB: user needs to enter "jesus and mary chain" in "Search by Artist" and click "search".