Friday, August 31, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #67 - "She Drives Me Crazy"

From the ashes of The English Beat rose two bands - General Public, and Fine Young Cannibals.  Simply by looking at which members of the Beat joined the two offspring, one would have expected the former to become the better band, because that was the band formed by the two frontmen - Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger.

However, the opposite was true.  The two albums by General Public were OK but nothing more than that, while both albums from Fine Young Cannibals were outstanding.  FYC featured Andy Cox (guitarist) and David Steele (bass), along with a secret weapon - Roland Gift, who at his best evoked nothing less than the memory of Otis Redding.

This was the biggest hit from FYC, and you still hear it today - probably because it's a great song.

Fine Young Cannibals, "She Drives Me Crazy," from the summer of 1988.


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