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Black Candy


Download links and information about Black Candy by Beat Happening. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 30:03 minutes.

Artist: Beat Happening
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 30:03
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No. Title Length
1. Other Side 3:35
2. Black Candy 3:00
3. Knick Knack 2:13
4. Pajama Party In a Haunted Hive 4:38
5. Gravedigger Blues 2:26
6. Cast a Shadow 2:31
7. Bonfire 3:12
8. T.V. Girl 2:31
9. Playhouse 2:30
10. Ponytail 3:27



As evidenced by its title, Black Candy is Beat Happening's darkest, most deliriously ominous album; clearly influenced by the Cramps, the record is dominated by Calvin Johnson's coffin-creak vocals, with Heather Lewis' breathy sweetness rarely in earshot to lighten the mood. A less developed batch of compositions than the previous Jamboree, it strives to evoke the mood of a grade-Z teen horror flick soundtrack, with faux-creepy songs ("Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive," "Gravedigger Blues," "Bonfire") and primal, drum-dominated production; less eclectic and nuanced than the trio's other LPs, Black Candy quickly grows tiresome, although the oft-covered highlight "Cast a Shadow" is a treat.