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Encyclopedia entry for 'Candy Harlots' LETTER:

Formed in 1987
StyleHard rock
 Original line-up: Mark Easton (vocals; ex-Suicide Squad, Kelpies, Soggy Porridge, Glam Savages), Ron Barrett (aka Ron B. Gypsy, guitar; ex-Glam Savages), Marc Lee De Huger (guitar), Leeno Dee (bass), Tony Cardinal (drums; ex-What??!!, Soggy Porridge)
 Album: Five Wicked Ways (Virgin, 1992).

History
Sydney band Candy Harlots were an unashamedly macho, decadent lot. With a black leathers'n'chains and gutter-rock image played out over an entertaining brand of hard-edged rock'n'roll, the Harlots drew inspiration from US outfits like New York Dolls and Mötley Crüe.

Independent label Au-go-go issued the band's debut single `Red Hot Rocket'/`When Will I Know?' in April 1989. The first pressing of 500 copies came on red vinyl with a pair of lace panties wrapped around each single. The band issued its second single, `Danger'/`Wrap to Arms', on the Timberyard label (May 1990). The band suffered several blows that year, when first Marc Lee De Huger left and then Ron Barrett died from an asthma attack (allegedly precipitated by drug/alcohol abuse) in October. Mark Easton also left at the end of the year. Leeno Dee and Tony Cardinal decided to continue and recruited new members Phil Bowley (guitar), Peter Masi (guitar) and Aiz Lynch (vocals; ex-Backstreet Shuffle).

The band signed to Virgin Records and then supported AC/DC on several dates of its October 1991 Razor's Edge Australian tour. Flamboyant frontman Lynch stayed long enough to sing on the singles `Danger' (re-recorded version)/`Hot Love Child' (October 1991), `Sister's Crazy' (April 1992) and `What are We Fighting for?' (August), the EP Foreplay (which reached the national Top 30 and #6 in Sydney during March 1992) and the sleaze-rock album Five Wicked Ways (national #31 in May 1992).

In June 1992, Candy Harlots dispensed with Lynch's services (he formed Angry Snuff Puppet) and replaced him with 18-year-old Hayden Watt (ex-Triple X). In mid-1993, Masi and Cardinal left (leaving Dee as the sole original member). Tubby Wadsworth (drums, ex-Fester Fanatics, Killing Time) joined Dee, Bowley and Watt, and the band became known as Helter Skelter. Helter Skelter issued a new single, Iggy Pop's `Cry for Love', but by April 1994 had become The Harlots with the addition of a new singer Jordan Howe. The band issued the CD EP The Harlots (October 1994), which contained a cover of Kiss's `Detroit Rock City'. By the end of 1995, the band had broken up. Leeno Dee and Phil Bowley formed a new band called Dearly Beloved with drummer Steve Aubey. The band issued a self-financed CD EP, Pushover, in late 1996.



Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop / Ian McFarlane 1999
under licence from Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd

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