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The Raw & The Cooked

Fine Young Cannibals

The Raw & The Cooked

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Type: Album

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 10

Language: English

Total size: 82.09 Mb

Year: 1988

Total price: $1.20

Genres:


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Title
Price
Bitrate
Duration
Size
1
$0.12
320
03:39
8.35 Mb
2
$0.12
320
03:24
7.8 Mb
3
$0.12
320
04:21
9.98 Mb
4
$0.12
320
03:51
8.82 Mb
5
$0.12
320
02:50
6.49 Mb
6
$0.12
320
03:40
8.4 Mb
7
$0.12
320
03:32
8.11 Mb
8
$0.12
320
03:23
7.77 Mb
9
$0.12
320
03:14
7.42 Mb
10
$0.12
320
03:54
8.95 Mb


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Fine Young Cannibals had a small hit on their first album, but truly burst onto the scene with The Raw And The Cooked. The first single was "She Drives Me Crazy", which went to number one. Lead singer Roland Gift had a unique, falsetto voice that blended perfectly with the club-style music the band played. Guitarist Andy Cox found a simple but contagious riff for this song, punctuated by subtle synth and David Steele's bass. It made for pop-friendly dance music that wound up seeking two million copies of this album.

"She Drives Like Crazy" was followed by "Good Thing", which also hit number one. This song featured a piano solo at the bridge, making for a different sound from the first and cementing them as more than a one-hit wonder. Next came "Don't Look Back", yet another departure. This one was less club, more of a sixties-inspired guitar sound. It reached number eleven on the charts, and helped cross the band over into other demographics.

"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be" came next. This did less to distinguish itself musically, but featured deeper, almost folkish lyrics. It peaked at fifty four. Following this was "I'm Not Satisfied", about a man not happy with anything in his life. Gift's vocals are emotional, if a bit melodramatic here, but again the music isn't nearly as strong as the first three singles. It made it to number forty six on the Billboard charts. The sixth and final single was "It's Ok", which didn't crack the charts; critically speaking, it lives up to it's name, being fairly unremarkable.

Shortly after this album was done releasing singles, a remix album was released, and then the band simply broke up. This was quite a peak, as the album went double platinum, and let fans wanting for more. Several re-releases and remixes followed, all pretty terrible in comparison. This was a week made album with a little something for everyone willing to give it a real listen. Gift's voice is fantastic, it's a shame he never really was able to spin it into much after this album, but this is an album definitely worth having.

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