Fine Young Cannibals
|Years active||1984–1992, 1996, 2017|
|Associated acts|| The Beat |
Two Men a Drum Machine and a Trumpet
|Past members|| Andy Cox |
Fine Young Cannibals (FYC) were a British pop rock 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 self-titled 1985 debut album contained "Johnny Come Home" and a cover of "Suspicious Minds", two songs that were top 40 hits in the UK, Canada, Australia and many European countries. Their 1989 album, The Raw & 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 & 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 after the dissolution of The Beat, with whom Cox and Steele previously played.The duo of Steele and Cox spent eight months listening to over 500 cassettes of potential singers before picking 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. These two songs also became hits internationally, charting in the top 40 in Europe, Canada and Australia, although they failed to make a significant impact on the US charts.
Fine Young Cannibals appeared as the house band in a nightclub in the 1987 comedy film Tin Men and also contributed songs to the film's soundtrack.
In the gap between their first and second albums, Steele and Cox released an instrumental house single under the moniker "Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet" in 1987, 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 .
The band continued their international success with the singles "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing", from the 1989 album The Raw & the Cooked . Both songs reached #1 in the US.The latter song was their second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 8 July 1989. It also peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. The Raw & 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 .
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 disbanded in 1992, although they briefly returned to the studio in 1996 to record a new single, "The Flame", which complemented their greatest hits compilation The Finest released that year.
|1989||MTV Video Music Awards||"She Drives Me Crazy"||Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Group Video||Nominated|
|1990||Brit Awards||Themselves||British Group||Won|
|The Raw & the Cooked||British Album of the Year||Won|
|Grammy Awards||"She Drives Me Crazy"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals||Nominated|
|The Raw & the Cooked||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Juno Awards||International Album of the Year||Nominated|
|"She Drives Me Crazy"||International Single of the Year||Nominated|
|Ivor Novello Awards||Best Contemporary Song||Nominated|
|International Hit of the Year||Won|
|Pollstar Concert Industry Awards||Tour||Best Debut Tour||Nominated|
|ASCAP Pop Music Awards||"Good Thing"||Most Performed Songs||Won|
|"She Drives Me Crazy"||Won|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|| Certifications |
| UK || AUS || AUT || CAN || GER || NL || NZ || SWE || SWI || US |
|1985|| Fine Young Cannibals ||11||2||—||21||42||21||11||—||17||49|
|1989|| The Raw & the Cooked ||1||1||1||1||3||10||2||5||2||1|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
| UK || AUS || AUT || BEL|
| GER || NZ |
|1996|| The Finest ||10||56||22||39||47||21|
|2006||The Platinum Collection||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009||She Drives Me Crazy||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
| UK || AUS || GER |
|1990|| The Raw & the Remix ||61||114||38|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
| UK || AUS || BEL|
| CAN || GER || IRE || NL || NZ || US || US|
|1985||"Johnny Come Home"||8||14||8||16||16||10||10||13||76||9||Fine Young Cannibals|
|1986||"Funny How Love Is"||58||97||—||—||—||27||—||—||—||—|
|1987||"Ever Fallen in Love"||9||20||28||—||19||10||34||23||—||11||Something Wild (soundtrack)|
|1988||"She Drives Me Crazy"||5||1||2||1||2||2||5||1||1||1||The Raw & the Cooked|
|"Don't Look Back"||34||38||38||10||29||10||—||23||11||—|
|"I'm Not the Man I Used to Be"||20||109||—||35||33||8||29||—||54||8|
|1990||"I'm Not Satisfied"||46||145||—||83||66||19||—||—||90||—|
|"It's OK (It's Alright)"||—||169||—||—||44||—||—||—||—|
|1996||"The Flame"||17||85||65||—||65||—||—||36||—||—||The Finest|
|1997||"She Drives Me Crazy 1997"||36||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
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