I start to re-upload all of them plus some new one now in January 2013. Every thing before that date as been deleted by the authority. Enjoy the music and if you like a band just buy it at your music store.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fine Young cannibals / The finest 1996



LINK: The Finest

01. She drives me crazy

02. The flame

03. Johnny come home

04. Good thing

05. Suspicious minds

06. Blue

07. Ever fallen in love

08. Don't look back

09. Tell me what

10. I'm not the man i used to be

11. Couldn't care more

12. Funny how love is

13. Take what i can get

14. Since you've been gone  



Fine Young Cannibals

Fine Young Cannibals
Fine Young Cannibals, 1990
Background information
Also known as Two Men a Drum Machine and a Trumpet
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Pop rock, soul, college rock
Years active 1984–1992, 1996
Labels London, I.R.S.
Associated acts The Beat
Past members
David Steele Andy Cox Roland Gift
Fine Young Cannibals were a short-lived British band formed in Birmingham, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox (both formerly of The Beat), and singer Roland Gift (formerly of the Akrylykz). Their 1988 album, The Raw and the Cooked, topped the UK and US Album charts, and contained their two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing".
In 1990 the band won two Brit Awards: Best British Group, and Best British Album (for The Raw and the Cooked). Their name came from the 1960 film All the Fine Young Cannibals starring Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.


The group was formed in 1984 in Birmingham after the dissolution of The Beat, with whom Cox and Steele previously played. The duo of Steel and Cox spent eight months listening to over 500 cassettes of potential singers before settling on Gift. They had difficulty obtaining a record contract but when a video of their song "Johnny Come Home" appeared on British TV show The Tube, recording contract offers flowed in immediately. The band's eponymous debut album was released in 1985, spawning two UK hit singles, "Johnny Come Home" and a cover of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" featuring additional vocals by Jimmy Somerville.[2]
Fine Young Cannibals appeared as the house band in a nightclub in the 1987 comedy film Tin Men, set in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1963. Steele and Cox released an instrumental house single under the moniker Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet in 1988, called "Tired Of Getting Pushed Around", which reached No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart and was popular on the U.S. dance chart. During this time, Gift appeared in the movie Sammy and Rosie Get Laid.
Their highest charting hits were "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing", from the 1988 album The Raw and the Cooked, which charted the following year. Both reached number one in the U.S. singles charts. The Raw and the Cooked included three songs the band had recorded for Tin Men (including "Good Thing"), and their cover of the Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" recorded for the film Something Wild.[2]
In 1990, the band contributed a cover version of Cole Porter's song "Love for Sale" for the album Red Hot + Blue produced by the Red Hot Organization, a collection of 20 Cole Porter songs recorded by various artists as a benefit for AIDS research.
Fine Young Cannibals broke up in 1992, although they briefly returned to the studio in 1996 to record a new single, "The Flame", which would complement their greatest hits compilation The Finest released that year. Gift reactivated the band name and toured in the 2000s as Roland Gift and the Fine Young Cannibals.

Band members


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications (sales threshold)
UK [6] US [7] CAN [8] AUS [9] NZ [10] NOR [11] SWE [12] AUT [13] SWI [14]
1985 Fine Young Cannibals
  • First studio album
  • Release date: 10 December 1985
  • Label: I.R.S. Records
11 49 21 11 17
1988 The Raw and the Cooked
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: I.R.S. Records
1 1 1 1 2 19 5 1 2
  • UK: 3× Platinum
  • CAN: 6× Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications (sales threshold)
1996 The Finest
10 21 39 22
  • UK: Platinum
2004 Greatest Hits

2006 The Platinum Collection
  • Release date: 21 March 2006
  • Label: Warner Deluxe

2009 She Drives Me Crazy
  • Release date: 23 February 2009
  • Label: MC Deluxe

"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Remix albums

Year Album details
1990 The Raw and the Remix
  • Release date: 11 December 1990
  • Label: I.R.S. Records


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1985 "Johnny Come Home" 8 76 9 14 8 Fine Young Cannibals
"Blue" 41 13
1986 "Suspicious Minds" 8 23 6 9
"Funny How Love Is" 58 97 27
1986 "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" 9 11 20 10 Something Wild (soundtrack)
1988 "Tired of Getting Pushed Around" † 18 3 20 Non-album song
1989 "She Drives Me Crazy" 5 1 5 1 1 2 The Raw and the Cooked
"Good Thing" 7 1 2 20 7 4
"Don't Look Back" 34 11 9 38 10
"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be" 20 54 8 8
1990 "I'm Not Satisfied" 46 90 19
1991 "It's O.K."
1996 "The Flame" 17 85 The Finest
1997 "She Drives Me Crazy 1997" 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
† – Two Men, A Drum Machine and a Trumpet release


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