Ash – Candy (TOTP)

Candy was the fourth single released from the Free All Angels album by the band Ash on October 1, 2001. It was released as a single CD (released on 2CD formats, the first of which being an enhanced CD) as a 7″ vinyl (which was limited edition and came with a numbered picture gatefold sleeve), as well as on DVD format. Although Candy did only slightly better than previous single “Sometimes” (reaching #20), it was considered a success due to it being released a large period after the album, and the fact it helped sell many copies of the said album. “Candy” sees Ash experiment with new territory in an emotion filled track. It samples The Walker Brothers track “Make It Easy On Yourself”. Wheeler has said about the sample: “It’s on a song called ‘Candy’ that we rewrote about four times ‘Cos we couldn’t get it right. We tried some samples and that fitted perfectly. It lifted the song up and we danced around the studio for two days seriously drunk”. The sample on “Candy” is one of the reasons “Free All Angels” was delayed, due to legal issues. Mark Hamilton claims “Candy” is his favourite track on the album. Although the song featured in the band’s set lists early on in the “Free All Angels” tour, it was quickly dropped and rarely performed since (one of those occasions being the “Tokyo Blitz” DVD. The song can also be found on the “Intergalactic Sonic 7?s” hits collection. Candy also appears on the b-side of Ash’s rare 2003 “I’m On Drugs EP. The song is covered by the death

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Ash – Burn Baby Burn

? ? http ? ? ? Music Video taken from the Ash album, “Free All Angels” (2001). Currently available on “The Best Of Ash” (2011). Shot in a school gymnasium in South London. Features The London Towers basketball team, a troop of cheerleaders and possibly one too many pantie shots, HOT! Directed by Jeff Thomas