Candy-O is the second studio album by American rock band the Cars, released on June 13, 1979 by Elektra Records. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album spawned two singles, "Let's Go" (number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "It's All I Can Do" (number 41). The album outperformed the band's debut, peaking at number three on the US Billboard 200. The cover art was done by pin-up artist Alberto Vargas.
The album was a critical and commercial success, and is considered to be one of the band's best albums. It was praised for its catchy melodies, slick production, and witty lyrics. The album's sound was a departure from the band's debut, which was more heavily influenced by punk rock. Candy-O was more polished and sophisticated, with a greater emphasis on synthesizers and electronic drums.
The album's title track is a classic Cars song, with a catchy melody and a memorable chorus. "Let's Go" is another highlight, with its driving beat and infectious energy. "It's All I Can Do" is a more introspective song, with Orr's vocals conveying a sense of longing and regret.
Candy-O is a classic album that helped to solidify the Cars' status as one of the most important bands of the 1980s. It is a must-have for any fan of new wave or power pop.
|Original Release: 1979.|
|Catalog No: RCV1 507 / 603497842551.|
|Size: 12" single vinyl record.|