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Fine Young Cannibals — Good Thing
Album: The Raw & The Cooked
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 710









Released: 1989
Length: 3:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The one good thing in my life
Has gone away, I don't know why
She's gone away, I don't know where
Somewhere I can't follow her
The one good thing didn't stay too long
My back was turned and she was gone

Good thing, where have you gone?
My good thing, you've been gone too long

People say I should forget
There's plenty more, don't get upset
People say she's doing fine
Mutual friends I see sometime
That's not what I want to hear
I want to hear she wants me near

Good thing, where have you gone?
My good thing, you've been gone too long

Then one day, she came back
I was so happy that I didn't ask
Morning came into my room
Caught me dreaming like a fool

Good thing, my good thing
My good thing, where have you gone
My good thing, my good thing
Where have you gone
It's been so long

Good God girl
Good God girl
Good God girl
Good God
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{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! don't remember the name of the movie that came severl yrs bk but a post apocalyptic thing / there is a guy dancing and lip syncing this if front of hundreds of people waiting to eat this dude they captured and cooked with a flame thrower ironic is from rare and raw album and fine young cannibals / still laughing bout this
Thanks for the memories RP.
The only FYC song I like is their remake of 'Suspicious Minds'.  Love that one...
I give it an 8, not because its some great work of art but because of the memories it brings back.
There's a great cover of "Ever Fallen in Love" by The Buzzcocks on this FYC album, which I'd love to hear, as RP has deemed Pete Shelley and his mates unworthy of making the grade here?!?!

{#Stupid}

The Buzzcocks (well, 2 original ones, anyway) are still slugging it out in clubs.  Saw 'em in 2003, and was "enthralled"!!



 mandolin wrote:

 
Wouldn't that be: Fine Young Cannabis


 planet_lizard wrote:
Don't know why, but I never expected to hear this song on RP - but I spose that's why I like RP...
 
I was going to say the same thing!
Wow, I'd forgotten all about these guys.
Until I saw this in writing, I thought they were singing about "Guilty."  It made no sense whatsoever.
 AdyMiles wrote:
just can't stand this guys voice. the music is a bit thud thud and predictable too
 
Right you are!  {#High-five}
 AdyMiles wrote:
just can't stand this guys voice. the music is a bit thud thud and predictable too
 
Some would say that about your comments.

Recognizably Fine & Young. So-so though .
Didn't expect to hear this one! I really like this one, but the rest of the output left me cold, all pose and not enough substance. Front man rather loved the image thang......
just can't stand this guys voice. the music is a bit thud thud and predictable too
 Proclivities wrote:
I never really cared for this band much, but this was a good song.
 

   Indeed!
Don't know why, but I never expected to hear this song on RP - but I spose that's why I like RP...
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Steele and Cox input are always welcome though.
 
This just struck me as funny. Probably I've been reading too much Viagra spam in my inbox.

Their The Raw & the Remix album is more interesting.

I never really cared for this band much, but this was a good song.
"Good Gatcki Goooooooood" or whavever he does at the end of the song always makes me {#Lol}
Good song. But FYC was the worst concert I have ever been to. I don't think they played a single note the entire evening.
Good Thing = Good Song
{#Puke}
{#Dancingbanana}{#Whipit}
 jhorton wrote:
Great band.

Not a great song. 
 
Worse than that really.
Great band.

Not a great song. 
 OldFrenchie wrote:

I Lol'd

 
me too!


Didn't appreciate it then . . . and still don't.


 BettyB wrote:
Man, how I loved this song when it first came out.

And how things change ...
 
I Lol'd

Man, how I loved this song when it first came out.

And how things change ...
Good song - would like to hear more from the album. 
timc wrote:
I was thinking the same. :high-five:
Yeah, 3rd.
SuperWeh wrote:
I would prefer "Johnny Come Home" from their first album.
I was thinking the same. :high-five:
guilty pleasure
Alifreckles50 wrote:
my brother-in-law told me that the lead singer was in a porno flick. don't know if that was before, during the same time, or after the "phenomenal success" of the FYC
Roland Gift has a discreet sex scene in Stephen Frears' 1987 film "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid".
hated this then.... and guess what? time has not changed that sentiment.
I remember the video featured a London scooter club...some of whom I knew.
:motor:
Alifreckles50 wrote:
my brother-in-law told me that the lead singer was in a porno flick. don't know if that was before, during the same time, or after the "phenomenal success" of the FYC
...my eyes!my eyes!...
my brother-in-law told me that the lead singer was in a porno flick. don't know if that was before, during the same time, or after the "phenomenal success" of the FYC
iw3gtf wrote:
Thanks RP to give me the chance to give this a 2.
couldn't have said it any better.
Thanks RP to give me the chance to give this a 2.
Bocephus wrote:
How about something off the 1st album? Their cover of Suspicious Minds would do nicely.
Definitely second that. Very cool cover. I'd upload but it's on vinyl. Roland's voice definitely started to grate on me by this album. Steele and Cox input are always welcome though.
I always hated this song
Where are they now?
I would prefer "Johnny Come Home" from their first album.
Jesus this was a PAIN! this and "technotronic pump up the jam " were all the time on ... bad memories ... Oscar
djblitz wrote:
Thanks RP for reminding me of how much I hate this!
Maybe Bill is using this as a contrast? :roflol:
Thanks RP for reminding me of how much I hate this!
Shimmer wrote:
Radio stations played this song non-stop in the late 80's. I heard it to the point of nausea back then, and the inane rhythm line instantly brings that feeling back now. I have to assume that the drummer on this song must hate himself.
Have to agree 100%.
Radio stations played this song non-stop in the late 80's. I heard it to the point of nausea back then, and the inane rhythm line instantly brings that feeling back now. I have to assume that the drummer on this song must hate himself.
Hard to rate this song... can't tell if it's truly good or just nostalgic. Reminds me of high school.... it's definitely hippy-happy-hoppy! lol...
Coppertop wrote:
Indeed. Every once in while someone passes by and stares at me bobbing up and down playing my "air piano"
"Air piano" !! LOL Thanks for the laugh! :roflol: :lol:
bokey wrote:
bokey, by far the best response I've seen on these boards
Bocephus wrote:
They do one of the coolest versions of Suspicious Minds ever.
Totally!!
kimschoice wrote:
Oh yeah, Winter '89 skiing at Killington, VT rooming with 14 other ski crazies! Definitely this song and FYC bring me right back!
Aahhh, the memories, it was the Spring of '89, and freedom was in the air. Me and 96 other young men and women bubbling with emotion as we prepared for what felt like it was going to be the greatest summer of our lives... all of us had chauffeurs, chefs, and personal maids. Our lives were set... as we carpooled to elementary school just before summer.
savoyard wrote:
:frustrated: :frustrated: :wall: :wall: :fire: Complete Crap!!!!!
hmmm... want to like this as much as I used to, but, I guess I'm burnt out on it.
pannaramma wrote:
Great set this morning. Got my 'phones cranked up, rocking in my chair. Thanks.
Indeed. Every once in while someone passes by and stares at me bobbing up and down playing my "air piano" :bananapiano:
They do one of the coolest versions of Suspicious Minds ever.
Such fine young cannibals
all i can remember is this guy has a weird face
iTuner wrote:
Spring '89 partying in the Greek Isles while taking some time off from college and this song was THE hit. Girls, booze, the Aegean and no responsibilities. Sometimes its not about the music, its about the memories it brings back.
Oh yeah, Winter '89 skiing at Killington, VT rooming with 14 other ski crazies! Definitely this song and FYC bring me right back!
Spring '89 partying in the Greek Isles while taking some time off from college and this song was THE hit. Girls, booze, the Aegean and no responsibilities. Sometimes its not about the music, its about the memories it brings back.
Sorry, I couldn't resist posting the dancing banana! :dancingbanana:
whatever happened to these guys?
Good happy sounding pop music
:sleep:
Great set this morning. Got my 'phones cranked up, rocking in my chair. Thanks.
siloco wrote:
Isn't there a book called "How To Be A Huge Pop Star And Then Drop Off The End of the Earth?" I think Evan Dando, Axel and this guy are in it...
This guy is Roland Gift. In case it comes up in 80s trivia or something.
:frustrated: :frustrated: :wall: :wall: :fire: Complete Crap!!!!!
Huh, how'd they get Van Morrison to sing backup vocals on this one? :ask:
:dance: A wonderful eclectic RP set... ...how can anyone ever compare this to "over-the-air-radio..?" Morons! :naughty: Now, really blow some minds and roll out the classical... :ask:
jedzep wrote:
Whatever happened to "cheek bone" guy?
He's making movies and released a solo cd a couple of years ago, per Wiki.
I don't want to like this song as much as I do. The lead singer looks so much like an ex, it's not funny. :stop:
Daewoo Kalos publicity!!!
Dancing in my chair behind my desk! I haven't heard this in a long time. Damn good thing!
Pablo13 wrote:
shame his career didn't continue - unique vocals
I second that emotion.
Hey Bill. What's up with your Now Playing playlist this morning?
Elton John? :shifty: ...I hear Motown myself.
General Public got the better half.
Doesn't he sound vaguely like Elton John?
Isn't there a book called "How To Be A Huge Pop Star And Then Drop Off The End of the Earth?" I think Evan Dando, Axel and this guy are in it...
YUCK!
do a passable kareoke version of this(Roland Gift) - shame his career didn't continue - unique vocals
Really? I think that most all pop music, by definition, ages poorly... It's popular for a time, and can't help but reflect those times. Personally, I just try to give myself over to it... whether it's tinny girl bands from the 50s, lite jangly guitar Brit bands of the 60s, pompous 70s prog-rock, or Stone Temple Pilots. For the '80s, I like FYC. I give "Good Thing" a 7
Exactly... good music ages well... this isn't it.
Oh, the great exception is the Beatles, of course. That's why they're the Beatles. :-)
God... they suck even worse all those years later than when this came out to pollute the airwaves... ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
That was so not necessary. Heard way too much of them back in '89 and still haven't recovered.
Exactly... good music ages well... this isn't it.
FUN!! :roflol:
:eek: :eek: :eek: I actually traded this album back to the used CD store....
jedzep wrote:
Whatever happened to "cheek bone" guy?
I've been wondering, too. They hit it big for a while, but then.....
Ugh.
Whatever happened to "cheek bone" guy?
I recognise that it's a good song but it has been so overplayed in Spain all these years that I've got a little tired of FYC. Barcelona,Spain
Cor blimey! This takes me back. Fun old band.
I had a "Good Thing", this always reminds me of...like a fool. :) Thanks Bill :yes:
FYC contributed music to the film "Tin Men," with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Devito. My grandmother loved the movie, bought this album(!), and often cranked it up this song as she drove along. This song always makes me think of her.
Mack wrote:
I wonder what it was that he was too happy to ask...
Where she'd gone and what she'd been doing.
Always a favorite. Thanks, Love FYC! How anybody can label this as cheesy is beyond me. Feel Good music. :sunny:
a great tune to JOG to, or run the sweeper to. :bananasplit:
rad- di-o par-a-dise-thank-you-for- play-ing-this-song-this-good-good-dooby-good whatever he's singing. Good then. Good now. FYC's for an accent now and then.
I would expect this on a cheesy 80's FM station vs. Radio Paradise. Oh well, still rating a 6/10.
I wonder what it was that he was too happy to ask...
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
That was so not necessary. Heard way too much of them back in '89 and still haven't recovered.
yeah - but remember all the cool fashions and jelly bracelets and big hair? at least this song makes you remember what not to wear. and what not to listen to.
lester wrote:
Great addition to the playlist, Rebecca.
Yep wow... nice memories :music:
Great addition to the playlist, Rebecca.
That was so not necessary. Heard way too much of them back in '89 and still haven't recovered.
Great song, great band, fun music... makes my feet happy! :bounce:
How about something off the 1st album? Their cover of Suspicious Minds would do nicely.
:bounce: