Some Candy Talking

Summary

Some Candy Talking is an extended play (EP) by Scottish rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was released in July 1986 by Blanco y Negro Records. The EP includes an acoustic version of "Taste of Cindy", originally taken from the band's debut studio album, Psychocandy, and a song titled "Psychocandy", which did not appear on that album. The titular song did not appear on the original pressing of Psychocandy, but was featured when the album was released on CD in 1986.

Some Candy Talking
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking (7-inch).png
7" cover
EP by
ReleasedJuly 1986
GenreNoise pop
Length9:38
LabelBlanco y Negro
Producer
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Phil Ward Large
The Jesus and Mary Chain EP chronology
Some Candy Talking
(1986)
Happy When It Rains
(1987)
Alternative cover
12" cover
12" cover

The title track is commonly misunderstood as being about heroin use. In a 2005 interview with Filter magazine, lead singer Jim Reid stated, "'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,[1] although it was later voted at number nine in that year's John Peel Festive 50.[2] The song was included on 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 listingEdit

All tracks are written by William Reid and Jim Reid.

7"
No.TitleLength
1."Some Candy Talking"3:19
2."Psychocandy"2:52
3."Hit"3:27
Total length:9:38
Double 7"
No.TitleLength
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
Total length:20:20
12"
No.TitleLength
1."Some Candy Talking"3:12
2."Taste of Cindy" (acoustic)1:59
3."Hit"3:22
4."Psychocandy"2:48
Total length:11:21

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Some Candy Talking.[3][4]

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – production on "Psychocandy", "Hit" and "Taste of Cindy"
  • Flood – engineering on "Some Candy Talking"
  • Alan Moulder – engineering assistance on "Some Candy Talking"
  • John Loder – engineering on "Psychocandy", "Hit" and "Taste of Cindy"
  • Phil Ward Large – production on "Cut Dead" (acoustic), "Psychocandy" (acoustic), "You Trip Me Up" (acoustic) and "Some Candy Talking" (acoustic)
  • Mike Laye – cover photo (7")
  • Steve Mitchell – inside photo (7")

ChartsEdit

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[5] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 37
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strong, Martin (1998). The Great Rock Discography. Giunti. p. 413. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Keeping It Peel – Festive 50s – 1986". BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  3. ^ Some Candy Talking (double 7" vinyl). The Jesus and Mary Chain. Blanco y Negro Records. 1986. NEG 19F.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Some Candy Talking (12" vinyl). The Jesus and Mary Chain. Blanco y Negro Records. 1986. NEG 19T.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3, no. 31. 9 August 1986. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 11 November 2018 – via American Radio History.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Some Candy Talking". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  7. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain – Some Candy Talking". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2018.