The Raw and the Cooked (album)

The Raw and the Cooked (album)

Infobox Album | Name = The Raw & the Cooked
Type = Album
Artist = Fine Young Cannibals

Released = February 20, 1989
Recorded = 1988
Genre = Rock
Length = 35:15
Label = I.R.S.
Producer = David Z
Jerry Harrison
Fine Young Cannibals
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [ link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [ link]
Last album = "Fine Young Cannibals"
This album = "The Raw and the Cooked"
Next album = "The Raw and the Remix"
(1990) |

"The Raw & the Cooked" is the second album by Fine Young Cannibals. A remixed version was also released as "The Raw and the Remix". Selling over two million copies, "The Raw & the Cooked" included two US number one songs "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing". The title of the album comes from the book of the same name ("Le Cru et le Cuit" in French) written by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.

The cover of Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" originally appeared on the soundtrack for "Something Wild" three years earlier. Three songs from the album — "Good Thing", "Tell Me What" and "As Hard As It Is" — first appeared in the 1987 film "Tin Men", where the Fine Young Cannibals portrayed a band in a nightclub. [ [ IMDB: Tin Men (1987) Soundtrack] ] These three songs have a retro-soul style consistent with the film's 1963 Baltimore setting.

After the band asked MCA Records to get Prince to produce tracks to complete the album, the label countered with producer David Z, who had worked with Prince and is the older brother of Bobby Z of The Revolution. FYC and David Z recorded three tracks together at Paisley Park Studios to complete the album, including the hit "She Drives Me Crazy." [ [ Mix Online: Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"] ]

Track listing

# "She Drives Me Crazy" – 3:36
# "Good Thing" – 3:22
# "I'm Not the Man I Used to Be" – 4:19
# "I'm Not Satisfied" – 3:51
# "Tell Me What" – 2:47
# "Don't Look Back" – 3:40
# "It's OK (It's Alright)" – 3:32
# "Don't Let It Get You Down" – 3:23
# "As Hard As It Is" – 3:14
# "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" (Pete Shelley) – 3:54

Chart positions


* Roland Gift - Vocals
* Andy Cox - Guitar
* David Steele - Bass and Synthesizer


succession box
before = "Like a Prayer" by Madonna
title = "Billboard" 200 number-one album
years = June 3July 21 1989
after = "Batman (soundtrack)" by Prince
succession box
before = "Technique" by New Order
title = UK number one album
years = February 18, 1989February 24, 1989
after = "A New Flame" by Simply Red
succession box
before = "Beaches (soundtrack)" by Bette Midler
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
years = July 10July 16 1989
after = "Hysteria" by Def Leppard

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