Come Find Yourself (Explicit Version) CD (1996)

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Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60135860
UPC 724383570324
UPC 14 00724383570324
Format CD
Release Date 2/20/1996
Author Fun Lovin' Criminals
Artist Influence Barry White
Artist Influence Beastie Boys
Artist Influence Curtis Mayfield
Artist Influence Cypress Hill
Artist Influence Isaac Hayes
Artist Influence Red Hot Chili Peppers
Artist Influence Run-D.M.C.
Artist Contemporary Beck
Artist Contemporary Ben Folds
Artist Contemporary Bloodhound Gang
Artist Contemporary Cake
Artist Contemporary Everlast
Artist Contemporary G. Love & Special Sauce
Artist Contemporary Jamiroquai
Artist Contemporary Luscious Jackson
Artist Contemporary Slightly Stoopid
Artist Contemporary Soul Coughing
Artist Contemporary Soul II Soul (Group)
Artist Contemporary Spearhead
Artist Contemporary Stereo MC's
Artist Contemporary Sublime (Rock)
Artist Contemporary The Brand New Heavies
Technical Info
Engineer Tim Latham
Producer Fun Lovin' Criminals
CatalogID 35703
Lable Name Capitol
Released 02/20/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 49m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724383570324
Album Notes and Credits
Fun Lovin' Criminals: Huey (vocals, guitar); Fast, Steve.
Recorded at Steve Rosenthal's Magic Shop, New York, New York from April 25 to May 20, 1995.
Recording information: Steve Rosenthal's Magic Shop, New York, NY (04/25/1995-05/20/1995); Vinny's Music Service, New York, NY (04/25/1995-05/20/1995).
The Fun Lovin' Criminals debut release, COME FIND YOURSELF, is both a catchy love letter to the trio's New York City roots and a mid-'90s rap rock party album. Vocalist and guitarist Hugh Morgan, keyboardist and bassist Brian Leiser, and original drummer Steve Borgovini met at New York City's famed Limelight nightclub in the early '90s and started as a stand-in for bands who failed to show up. From that point on, Fun Lovin' Criminals cultivated their hip-hop beats, bluesy rhythms, and pop-culture themed rhymes. Heavily dominating the lyrical content are references to gritty urban living, samples from Tarantino movies, and send-ups of organized crime, as exemplified on the track "King of New York," boasting the sing-song chorus "La Di Da Di, Free John Gotti." Even though the band touches on dark themes, the music is energetic and funky enough to keep it from being too subversive. In the end, COME FIND YOURSELF is a perfectly crafted summertime party album.
Artist Overview
Emerging amidst the alternative-rock boom of the 1990s, New York City's Fun Lovin' Criminals allied themselves with the more urban aspects of that scene, working in a funk/hip-hop influence much like fellow acts G. Love & Special Sauce and Soul Coughing. While the band's '96 major-label debut, COME FIND YOURSELF, was FLC's only album to receive much attention in the U.S., thanks largely to the carefree single "Scooby Snacks," the ensemble found a surprisingly dedicated following in the U.K., with some succeeding outings reaching the heights of the British album charts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (4/4/96, p.60) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...using samples, loops, and scratches--with standard funk bass and beats--FLC stake a larger claim on hip-hop tools than G. Love [& Special Sauce] ever attempted..."
Q (7/96, p.110) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a vibrant splatterfest of urban hip hop, full of stomping beats, razor sharp ribald lyrics, fresh and frazzled samples and a compellingly crunchy set of melodies....They play fast and loose with wise-guy iconography against a crisp and bouncy backbeat..."
NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #21 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.
NME (Magazine) (6/29/96, p.54) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Where there should be grimaces, there are grins. Where there should be realism, there is surrealism....shooting out increasing bizarre shades of blissfully screwed up as it is listenable..."
Disc 1
1 Fun Lovin' Criminal, The
2 Passive/Aggressive
3 Grave And The Constant, The
4 Scooby Snacks
5 Smoke 'Em
6 Bombin' The L
7 I Can't Get With That
8 King Of New York
9 We Have All The Time In The World
10 Bear Hug
11 Come Find Yourself
12 Crime And Punishment
13 Methadonia

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