Candy-O

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like many '70s bands did after a huge commercial success, the band cranked out their sophomore effort, Candy-O, almost exactly one year later from the first LP. And while the album was not as stellar as its predecessor was, it did contain several classics, resulting in another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s. The first single, the Top 20 anthem "Let's Go," proves to be the best track, but plenty of other standouts can be found as well. ...
See more details below
CD
$4.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $2.99   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like many '70s bands did after a huge commercial success, the band cranked out their sophomore effort, Candy-O, almost exactly one year later from the first LP. And while the album was not as stellar as its predecessor was, it did contain several classics, resulting in another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s. The first single, the Top 20 anthem "Let's Go," proves to be the best track, but plenty of other standouts can be found as well. The title track remains one of the band's best rockers, while the gentle "It's All I Can Do" also deserved to be a hit. The band pays tribute to T. Rex on "Dangerous Type" the main guitar riff resembles "Bang a Gong", rocks out on "Got a Lot on My Head" and "Night Spots," shows their softer side on "Since I Held You," and embraces modern pop on "Double Life" and "Lust for Kicks." Their second strong release in a row, Candy-O proved that the Cars were not one-hit wonders, like so many other bands from the same era.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596055925
  • Catalog Number: 507
  • Sales rank: 260

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Go (3:33)
  2. 2 Since I Held You (3:16)
  3. 3 It's All I Can Do (3:44)
  4. 4 Double Life (4:14)
  5. 5 Shoo Be Doo (1:36)
  6. 6 Candy-O (2:36)
  7. 7 Night Spots (3:15)
  8. 8 You Can't Hold on Too Long (2:46)
  9. 9 Lust for Kicks (3:52)
  10. 10 Got a Lot on My Head (2:59)
  11. 11 Dangerous Type (4:28)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Cars Primary Artist
Ric Ocasek Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Elliot Easton Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Greg Hawkes Percussion, Keyboards, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Benjamin Orr Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
David Robinson Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Elliot Easton Composer
Greg Hawkes Composer
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
Benjamin Orr Composer
Ron Coro Art Direction
Alberto Vargas Illustrations, Cover Painting
Johnny Lee Art Direction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cars driving the American New Wave

    The Cars stand out as one of America's best groups of all time. Riding the New Wave era of 1978/83, with the likes of BLONDIE and The Talking Heads. Candy-O was a staple album for FM Music stations, that to this day 20 plus years is still among one of rock music best album releases. Tracks like ''Let's Go and Candy-o'' are great fun, pumping beats and nervous energies that are sung brilliantly by lead vocalist Ric Ocasek. The album's absolute stand out track is ''It's all I can do'' which is a great, but moody ballad of sorts. Candy-O is a stellar album, ageless and although, The Cars never recieved the attention that they so richly deserved, it never stopped them from making great innovative albums.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews