- The Raw and the Cooked (album)
Infobox Album | Name = The Raw & the Cooked
Fine Young Cannibals
February 20, 1989
Recorded = 1988
Genre = Rock
Length = 35:15
Label = I.R.S.
Producer = David Z
Fine Young Cannibals
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wkjv7iojg75r link]
Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/321219/ link]
Last album = "Fine Young Cannibals"
This album = "The Raw and the Cooked"
Next album = "
The Raw and the Remix"
"The Raw & the Cooked" is the second
albumby Fine Young Cannibals. A remixed versionwas 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. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094155/soundtrack IMDB: Tin Men (1987) Soundtrack] ] These three songs have a retro-soul style consistent with the film's 1963 Baltimoresetting.
After the band asked
MCA Recordsto get Princeto 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 Zof The Revolution. FYC and David Z recorded three tracks together at Paisley Park Studiosto complete the album, including the hit "She Drives Me Crazy." [ [http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_fine_young_cannibals/ Mix Online: Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy"] ]
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
Roland Gift- Vocals
Andy Cox- Guitar
* David Steele - Bass and Synthesizer
before = "
Like a Prayer" by Madonna
title = "Billboard" 200 number-one album
June 3– July 21 1989
after = "Batman (soundtrack)" by Princesuccession box
before = "Technique" by
title = UK number one album
February 18, 1989– February 24, 1989
after = "
A New Flame" by Simply Redsuccession box
before = "
Beaches (soundtrack)" by Bette Midler
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
July 10– July 16 1989
after = "Hysteria" by
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