Candy's Going Bad

Album: Moontan (1973)
Charted: 91

Songfacts®:

  • While Georg Kajanas romanticised prostitutes with songs like "A Glass Of Champagne", and Linda Lewis produced the laughable "Red Light Ladies", these guys tell it as it is:

    "Candy's going bad
    Got a room to let...
    Got a pimp named Ted."
  • "Candy's Going Bad" from the 1973 Moontan album may not have been as big a hit as "Radar Love", but if anything it is more powerful.

    "Through neon doors
    Across killing floors
    She got sucked into a champagne desert"

    Not bad imagery when one considers English is not their first language.
  • Co-written by lead vocalist Barry Hay and lead guitarist George Kooymans, the album version runs to 6 minutes 13 seconds, while the single, which runs to around 3 minutes 40 seconds, was released on Track Records in 1974, backed by "She Flies On Strange Wings". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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