Tempting as it was to again offer the chance to enjoy the captivating brilliance of Candyskin, I’ve decided to go with the 1980 debut single, as released on Codex Communications, the label especially formed by Angus Groovy, the band’s manager:-
mp3 : Fire Engines – Get Up And Use Me
Legend has it that the band recorded their entire repertoire in one go when they first entered the studios, and having presented them with a bill for the princely sun of £46, producer Wilf Smarties then advised on what should be the single and what should be its b-side:-
mp3 : Fire Engines – Everything’s Roses
The attention garnered by the single led to them signing with Fast Product on which there would be two singles and one album, all now held up as classics of their time although they bombed on release.