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“Oh, Candy” is a song written by Rick Nielsen that was first released on Cheap Trick’s 1977 debut album Cheap Trick and was the band’s 1977 debut single in the US (backed by “Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School”). It has also appeared on a number of Cheap Trick compilation albums, including including Sex, America, Cheap Trick and the 2001 live album Silver. The song is 3:07 in length.

The song is about a friend and first photographer of the band, Marshall Mintz (a.k.a. “m&m” a.k.a. “Candy”), who committed suicide by hanging. Nielsen stated that he made the song sound like it was about a young woman because making it about a young woman made the subject easier for listeners to identify with than if the song was about an older man.

In February 1980, the song “Way of the World” from the album Dream Police was released as a 7″ vinyl single in the UK only, backed by “Oh, Candy,” and peaked at #73. It attempted to capitalize on the success of the mid-1979 single “I Want You to Want Me” and the live album Cheap Trick at Budokan which both entered the top 30. No artwork was created for the single, with the 7″ vinyl itself being packaged in an official Epic Records sleeve. [1]

1. Wikipedia contributors, “Way of the World (Cheap Trick song),” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_the_World_(Cheap_Trick_song)(accessed December 7, 2012).

 



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