Candy Roxx – Sex And Leather [1984]

cbac_1Country Sweden

Style Glam/Hard Rock

Rating 82/100

Band Members Johan Boding – Guitars, Max Brunzell – Vocals, Rex Gisslén – Bass, keyboards, Sebastian Waldekrantz – Keyboards, Conny – Bass, Sonny B Scott – Drums

Tracks 01. Hey Hey Hey (2:49), 02. Macho Man (2:43), 03. I’m the Leader of the Gang [Live] (3:32), 04. Over and out [Live] (3:12)

Profile Glam/Hard Rock band with some poppy elements from Stockholm formed in 1983, debuted with the single “Signal / Som En Satellit” released the same year. The band started to tour around the country with many photo shots in the magazine OKAY. A year later they released a4-tracks ep “Sex and Leather” where they switched record labels from Polygram to Sword label company of Tandan Records, while they had cooperation with glitter twins, Peo Thyrén (Noice, Easy Action, Sha-boom) and Kee Marcello (Noice, Easy Action, Europe), which both produced and wrote large parts of their material.

The band also carried out some tours that dressings, including the infamous 1984 tour with Johnny Thunder as the New York Dolls, the tour was marred by scandals and drug raids while they appeared on Swedish Metal Aid. In 1985 Sebastian Waldekrantz left the band  to start a career as a journalist and the band disbanded in 1986. Some reunion shows took part in 1994, 2000 and 2004. Rex Gisslén played later in the band Shanghai, Max Brunzell was manager of the reunited pop band Noice 2004-2005 and has been partowner of the classic rockscene Tantogården in Stockholm.


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