The ’59 2018 #189: 180708
Fine Young Cannibals – The raw and the cooked (1989)
Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 31 – 1989.
Fine Young Cannibals were only together long enough for two albums. This was the second, released in 1989. The album’s title was lifted from the book of the same name “Le Cru et le Cuit” by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.
Four songs from the album first appeared in film soundtracks in the mid-1980s, three of which were soul tracks from the ‘Tin Men’ film. The band had already recorded over half of the album by the time David Z came to produce the remainder.
A number of single releases came from it, including “She Drives Me Crazy” and “Good Thing”.