Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself

Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Come Find Yourself

It’s been a brutality overload around here lately, so it’s time to clear the palate. I always root for the underdog and the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, theoretically, should have been big but it never happened. The band is best known for their 1996 surprise MTV hit “Scooby Snacks” but Fun Lovin’ Criminals is a one-hit-wonder in the same that Jimi Hendrix and Faith No More are, technically, one-hit-wonders.

As a completed work, Come Find Yourself is a reminder of what rap could have been, had the genre not collectively chose to chase pop music’s easy money. Fun Lovin’ Criminals is a band in league with the best actual hip-hop bands, like The Roots and the Beastie Boys. These Tarantino-obsessed New Yorkers played a blues/jazz/rock hybrid and sang about life in the big city. In another life, Fun Lovin’ Criminals would have easily fit in with the Delta Blues or Chicago Electric Blues scenes. Get Come Find Yourself and challenge your notice of what hip-hop is.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself



TONA said...

Hey, you got my g-spot with this post, hell i thought im the only one
that thinks this way about FLC, its
extremely uncool to even mention them these days for some reason.

No Funeral said...

Thanks for the kind words. This is exactly the point of my blog. This is music as art and education, in addition to being entertainment. I'd like to think that most of this blog's readers are open-minded like you.