Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Candy Snatchers

"Bleeding punk","The most dangerous band in the world" and "Drunken, depraved, and fucked up punk rock" are just a couple of the phrases I've come across describing the inimitable Candy Snatchers. Based around the core of vocalist Larry May and guitarist Matthew Odietus, the Candy Snatchers have been on a wild drunken bender for the past 13 years or so. In that time they've managed to release a ton of singles, splits, and full length albums, including their latest singles comp Ugly On The Outside. The Candy Snatchers wear their influences on their sleeves, covering the likes of The Saints, Ramones, Kids, Stooges, and the Rubber City Rebels. Their sound is a mash of the best elements of the aforementioned bands along with a healthy dose of sleaze, a couple pints of blood, and some low grade trucker's crank. And booze, lots of booze. The secret ingredient is the raucous voice of May, which shifts from "croon" to "scream" on a dime. I had a hard time whittling down the list, but here are some of my favorites:

from 1996's self-titled LP
Candy Snatchers - Haunted Road.mp3
Candy Snatchers - Motion.mp3

from 1998's Human Zoo! LP
Candy Snatchers - 30 Grams To Life.mp3
Candy Snatchers - Such a Fool.mp3

from 1997's Pissed Off, Ripped Off, Screwed LP
Candy Snatchers - Fuck My Family.mp3


  • Candy Snatchers @myspace.com
  • Candy Snatchers Fanclub: Drunken Blur
  • discography from Grunnen Rocks
  • Buy Candy Snatchers releases