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I Want Candy

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I Want Candy
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I Want Candy (Razed In Black Remix)
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I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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What gives?

Altbob

I see a lot of this on eMusic...songs that aren't the originals, re-recorded by the original band. Makes me wonder - is this a way for Bowwowow to collect royalties without having to pay anything to Rhino Records, which let's face it, signed them when they were very young and naive, and probably pays the original band fractions of pennies in royalties on internet downloads. If so, I'm happy to support the BAND vs. the Record Label...but I still don't understand why they felt it was necessary to use that damn life-sucking electronic pitch-control. Unless Annabella's voice is gone. She'd be in her late 40's by now...

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I Like the Music!!

EMUSIC-01996D0D

I don't know about all the other info that precedes my review but I just like the music. It has a great beat, gets me dancing, and I can turn my mp3 up and zone out. Annabella's voice is great and the bass and drums set it off! Sure makes me want candy!!

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Not the original

Jay-Kay

Certainly not the original and it sounds like an older and more mature Annabella. Do you think that dbrewster is right and this is a cover? Would Emusic do that? Hope not.

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Must be 1990's

McrIsRed

Hence the cover of the Smiths

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smiths cover

pnb1963

with regards to the smiths cover, strange how you can cover a song 4 years before it appears on the smiths album. wierd or what

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Blech!

PageRox93

I agree with the person who bemoaned the electronic pitch-control revision. Annabelle had one of the purest and growliest voices a girl of 15--or was it 13?!--had, possibly ever will have. Its sacrelige to digitally do ANYTHING with ANY record IMHO, and hey--where's "See Jungle See Jungle..." in this 'discography'? I got that lp from the promoter at the radio station I wked at in 1980 and can't find it anywhere...well, anywhere legal! We need more than just "I want candy"! End of diatribe!!! :P -Glenna/Seattle

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AMG review is not for this single

noisician

that AMG review doesn't even relate to this re-recorded single... it's for their album that had the original "I Want Candy"

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Junk

dbrewster

Not Bowwowwow. Certainly not Anabella on vocals in that recording. Horrible. Get the original from allofmp3!

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These seem like new recordings?

mmmarck

This certainly isn't the original recording that made Bow Wow Wow "famous". Sort of sounds like a re-recording of the song by the modern incarnation of the band, although I could be wrong. Anabella's vocals seem digitally pitch-corrected, and her delivery is more modern and, to my ears, not as good as in the original version. The Smiths cover is somewhat interesting though, or at least the 10 second preview of it is...

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