Two Minds Crack

Two Minds CrackSome of you probably still remember the group, “Two Minds Crack”… the band that performed the New Wave hit song, “Upside Down”, back in the early 80s.

Well, a few months back I posted a remake of their hit single, performed by “Candles”… a band I used to co-manage till they disbanded (creative differences).  This particular remake was included in the group’s debut album which came out during the last quarter of 2006 under Viva Records.  Long before 6CycleMind’s version was ever released.

When I first featured the song here on my blog months back, I got a surprise visit by Two Minds Crack band member, Kevin Jones!  He actually left a short comment below my post commending the band on how well he thought the remake was done.  His message was as follows:

“Hi, I was the lead singer/guitarist in Two Minds Crack and I wrote Upside Down – I really enjoyed the Candles version – keep up the good work!!”

Earlier today, I got another message on the same post… but this time it came from Two Minds Crack co-member, Pete Martin!  His message:

“Greetings Candles…loved the version of Upside Down.Don’t listen to Kevin Jones…. I wrote upside down…. I was guitarist and keyboard player in Two Minds Crack… that Jones fella gets everywhere!Joking aside, we wrote that and first recorded it back in 1983 ish, the finished version being released on The Victory Parade album in 1986. We didn’t find out until the 90’s that it was a big hit over there which was a shame cos to be sure we would have come out and played some gigs. It’s a big thrill to hear someone cover one of your tracks believe me. Keep rocking in the free world son…..and at least you got Kev’s words correct !!! Pete.”

Hahaha… I was particularly amused by his last words (“and at least you got Kev’s words correct!!!”) coz I also found out that Pete is aware of 6CycleMind’s version.  And listening closely to their own rendition of the 80s New Wave classic, you’ll notice that there is quite a number of wrong lyrics in it.

Well, it’s a shame Candles disbanded so early in their careers… but things like these do happen.  Oh well… I guess that’s that.

I suppose it’s only appropriate that I feature Candles’ version of “Upside Down” for everyone to enjoy.  So… without further ado…

UPSIDE DOWN by Candles


12 Responses to “Two Minds Crack”

  1. 1 joselgonzales
    Oktubre 13, 2007 bandang 7:38 hapon

    awwww love ko ang kantang yan pogi 😀 (ooopppsss halata ang edad hehehe) nung isang linggo lang ay hinanap ko ang lyrics nyan. Hayuf ang mga email kontaks mo. Bow!!!

    Pogi ito na yung bagong url ko… suspended ang Nomadic Thoughts simula kanina.

  2. Oktubre 14, 2007 bandang 3:36 umaga

    naks, galing talaga 😀 arrrgh, i love this song…

  3. 3 Airwind
    Oktubre 14, 2007 bandang 9:17 hapon

    wow trivia ito …. 🙂

  4. Oktubre 14, 2007 bandang 10:36 hapon

    Kahit na friends ng brother ko sina Ney at Rye ng 6cyclemind, I still think Candles’ version is better. For me, mas classy yan… 😀

  5. Oktubre 14, 2007 bandang 10:51 hapon


    And 6cyclemind’s “Upside Down” music vid looks like a rip-off of Callalily’s “Magbalik” music vid… hehehe 😀

  6. 6 Kat
    Oktubre 15, 2007 bandang 2:08 hapon

    I have nothing against covers/remakes but something really rubbed me wrong with 6Cyclemind’s version. The moment I heard it I unearthed my uncle’s old CDs and put a copy of Two Mind’s Crack in my player.

    Yay Frank! 😀

  7. Oktubre 15, 2007 bandang 3:17 hapon

    @ Josel aka selvo
    Congrats at working na ulit ang old blog mo… hehehe… sabi ko sayo glitch lang iyun eh… 🙂

    @ Kengkay
    Hehehe… thanks! Glad you liked the song! 🙂

    @ Airwind
    LOL! Trivia ba? Hehehe… 😀

    @ Jovi
    Well… I’m not really saying na hindi maganda ang version ng 6Cycle… but I can tell you that I’m not being biased when I say that Candles’ version is way way better. Other than the fact that talagang mali ang lyrics ng version ng 6CycleMind… dunno where they got their lyrics… maybe an old “Jingle Songbuk” from way back in the 80s… but, they can always make “palusot” and say, “We intentionally changed the lyrics!” and chalk it up to “Creative License”… Oh well! LOL! Haven’t really seen their Music Vid but I’ll take your word for it. Hehehe!

    @ Kat
    Hahaha! Tama ka! Yay Frank! LOL! 🙂

  8. Oktubre 15, 2007 bandang 8:38 hapon

    aaaw havent been in this blogsite for awhile and this is d first thing i see * sniff * sniff * heheh i do hope the “6cycleminders” see this…kulang nlng sbihin ni Pete Martin n “thnx for not f*cking up our song d way 6cyclemind did” lol THNX to the commenters for likin’ our version ’til now…the album’s stl around (f im not mistaken) so spread the love 🙂

  9. 9 ris
    Oktubre 16, 2007 bandang 9:01 umaga

    haven’t heard that song yet, kala ko ito yung kinanta ni jack johnson din. 🙂 and tht was pretty cool to have Two Minds Crack find your cover!

  10. Oktubre 17, 2007 bandang 4:52 hapon

    awww.. i love this song that’s why i posted a vid of this song & the Two Minds Crack version in my blog before. it’s great to know that there is another version of it by the Candles.. m gonna check it out. 😀

  11. 11 Mark Davies
    Disyembre 7, 2018 bandang 5:54 umaga

    Scumbags Peter Martin remember 53a Hereford Rd back bedroom where it was really written ?

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