The Strangeloves

Garage Rock,  60s,  rock,  Psychedelic Rock,  garage,  psychedelic,  nuggets,  pop,  classic rock,  rock n roll

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The Strangeloves

The Strangeloves were a songwriting/production team in the 1960's whose biggest hits were "I Want Candy," "Night Time" and "Cara-Lin."

Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer had already scored big hits for other artists with "Hang on Sloopy" and "My Boyfriend's Back," when they decided to invent the Strangeloves.

According to the press releases, the Strangeloves were three brothers named Giles, Miles and Niles Strange that had grown up on an Australian sheep farm. The faked backstory, involving a sheep crossbreeding get-rich-quick scheme, didn't exactly capture the public's imagination, but the music was indelible.

They released one LP in 1965 and numerous subsequent 45-only releases. Their songs have been covered by the J. Geils Band and (with great pop success) by Bow Wow Wow.

Richard Gottehrer went on to later fame as a producer of early CBGB's luminaries Richard Hell & The Voidoids and Blondie, as well as the co-founder, with Seymour Stein, of Sire Records.

In his role as a producer and manager Jerry Goldstein also continued to have an effect on the music world. He suggested to the band Nightshift that they team up with Eric Burdon, who became War, and had the Circle Jerks on his Far Our Productions management company and LAX record label. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.