First Hit #1: July 8, 1989
I’m prepared to say that the Fine Young Cannibals are a good band, but not a particularly original band. Good thing is pretty great, a snappy little pop song with fun lyrics and a nifty throwback attitude. Then again, it could have come out without a single alteration in 1963, and nobody would question it. It just sounds like a pretty fun little song from the mid-60s, with a relatively unconventional vocalist. But then again, the sixties produced Frankie Valli, and Roland Gift actually is enjoyable to listen to unlike that grating falsetto. The ’80s has produced its fair share of throwbacks, and this just adds another to the pile, but it is kind of strange how whenever I listen to Fine Young Cannibals the only thing I can think about is other artists.