The Candy Skins Artist Biography

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Name: The Candy Skins
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Published/Updated: 10 Nov 2008, 14:42

Biography: The Candyskins were a rock band formed in 1989 in Oxford, England. Considered by many as one of the cream of the 'Oxford Scene', they enjoyed limited commercial success compared to their contemporaries Radiohead and Supergrass. They were also considered by the British music press as one of the founders of Brit Pop. The band recorded four studio albums over a period of eight years. After the successful release of the "Submarine Song" in 1990, the band went into the studio to produce their first full length album Space I'm In with original bass and banjo player Richard (Mini) Brown. Growing antagonism between Brown and the band during a year of supporting acts such as The Damned, Mock Turtles and Jools Holland led to a miserable (although the best-selling album of the Candyskins) recording experience for all. The album featured three singles: "Submarine Song", "She Blew Me Away" and "You Are Here". Brown was subsequently dismissed and credited only as an additional musician in order to avoid payment for the bass work on the album and singles. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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