I Want Candy

In a bold new move for timothyx.com, I actually spent $1.98 to legally purchase two songs for this post, which brings the grand total for this site’s production budget (going all the way back to day one) to just slightly under two dollars.

So anyway, there’s this song called “I Want Candy” that was originally recorded by The Strangeloves back in the 60’s.  The first time I heard the song, however, was the cover version recorded by Bow Wow Wow back in the 80’s, which you can listen to now:

Kind of a benign little pop song:  It’s cute, it’s fluffy, it’s fun, but ultimately nothing particularly great.  The reason all that can be said about this version of the song is because of lead singer Annabella Lwin, who is cute, fluffy, and fun (and mankind’s evolutionary ideal).

Now listen to the original version:

I’m sure this wasn’t true in the context of the time it was originally released in, but when listened to in the context of today, doesn’t it come across as a really unsettling, frat-boy, date rape anthem?

Not much else to say, really, I just wanted to make that observation.

About

Tim Hatch lives in a secret volcano headquarters somewhere in the South Pacific, where he controls the world economy and writes confessional poetry about his disappointing childhood.

His poetry has been published in MungBeing, East Jasmine Review, The Pacific Review, The Vehicle, Touch: The Journal Of Healing, Apeiron Review, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Felix Valdez Award.

He finds writing about himself in the third person to be an overtly seductive invitation to tell lies.

He once captured a French Eagle at Talavera.

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