Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives me Crazy" C/D

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Startrekman, Monday, 27 June 2005 04:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Totally classic.

So was their Buzzcocks cover, but I expect less of a concensus on that.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 27 June 2005 04:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was in the 4th grade and The "Raw and the Cooked" was the 1st cassete tape I purchased and it was almost entirely due to this song, the release of "Good Thing" completely sealed the deal.
It reminds me of of "Never Let you Go" by Third Eye Blind as another hit single so catchy that it's seemingly about pop-hook ecstacy itself.

theodore fogelsanger (herbert hebert), Monday, 27 June 2005 04:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Can't get it out of my head now, so I guess classic.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 June 2005 04:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I love 'Good thing' and 'Johnny come home' ot whatever it's called. (It's early, I'm already late and the record's across on the OTHER side of the room'.

colin bailey (kid twist), Monday, 27 June 2005 09:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dud. In and of itself one of those songs that try too hard, and then it's been overplayed on top of it all. They have many better songs, foremost among which are "Funny how love is" and "I'm not the man I used to be."

brittle-lemon, Monday, 27 June 2005 10:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They have better songs, true. This is still effortlessly, eternally Classic.

Taste the Blood of Scrovula (noodle vague), Monday, 27 June 2005 10:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It struck me as an awkward about-face after their debut, but it grew on me.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 27 June 2005 10:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You can sing the words of "She walks in beauty," by Lord Byron, to the same tune, so, classic.

Guayaquil, Monday, 27 June 2005 12:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love the snare sound. But I can do without the mannered falsetto. YMMV.

The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Monday, 27 June 2005 12:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

FYC are all about the mannered falsetto.

Taste the Blood of Scrovula (noodle vague), Monday, 27 June 2005 12:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still flabbergasted that these guys scored two # 1 singles and a #1 album. Anyway, there's better stuff on the album, but not much better.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 27 June 2005 12:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think Classic because I can imitate his voice on this song pretty well.

Billy Pilgrim (Billy Pilgrim), Monday, 27 June 2005 18:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I much prefer their classic-soulful stuff.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 27 June 2005 18:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love, love, love their Buzzcocks and Elvis covers.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That singer was one wierd lookin' cat. CLASSIC!

ZionTrain (ZionTrain), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no joke, this is my least favorite song of all time. I had to be about 6 when it came out and I hated it then. His vocals make me shudder, no man should be able to make that sound.

kevin says relax (daddy warbuxx), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How do you feel about their other songs?

Alex in NYC....who was 22 when this song came out (vassifer), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haven't bothered to give them a second chance since that particular single. Should I?

kevin says relax (daddy warbuxx), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's really too bad that he couldn't sing live.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I never thought "She Drives Me Crazy" was particular indicative of them, but if it's the man's voice that bugs you, I'd steer clear.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 27 June 2005 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

For a long time I couldn't work out if he was singing "She drives me crazy / Like no one can," or "Her long blonde hair." Perhaps I still can't.

brittle-lemon, Tuesday, 28 June 2005 02:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never liked it, probably never will.

My name is Kenny (My name is Kenny), Tuesday, 28 June 2005 04:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

blunt (blunt), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 00:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So this is what college kids were listening to back in that zany October of 1989.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 00:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Any faux Motown/Stax/English Beat bands on the college charts these days?

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 01:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

His vocals make me shudder, no man should be able to make that sound.

Including H Wayne Casey (KC & The Sunshine Band)?

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 01:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

total classic

Cunga, Sunday, 1 April 2012 23:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Always forget that Prince's boy David Z was involved.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 23:57 (six years ago) Permalink


teledyldonix, Monday, 2 April 2012 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Never forget this 12-string wonder:

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 00:21 (six years ago) Permalink

I drilled off centre holes in my 7" of this. Perhaps my greatest musical achievement.

The nIce Age (S-), Monday, 2 April 2012 00:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Good Thing is a *criminally* under rated track.

piscesx, Monday, 2 April 2012 01:53 (six years ago) Permalink

SHE DRIVESH MEH CRAZSHEH... ooh ooh... LAK NOH WOH CAH-AH... ooh ooh...

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 2 April 2012 14:12 (six years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

phil collins, little richard, joan lunden, carol alt, and the nu-Muppet voices of Kermit & Piggy among many other random people make appearances in this video
this is not how i remember 1994 at all
must have been some sort of tv network tie-in or something?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

Classic, but I prefer 'Don't Look Back' and 'I'm Not The Man I Used To Be'

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 18:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

The vocals of this song totally rule... not so much a fan of the rest

brimstead, Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

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