Fun Lovin' Criminals
Much like G. Love & Special Sauce, the New York trio known as Fun Lovin' Criminals hit the alternative airwaves with a blend of hip-hop beats, alternative style, and bluesy rhythms. The group was formed in 1993 by bassist Fast and drummer Steve, who had met in Syracuse while going to school; the pair formed a techno group but later moved back to New York City, where they hooked up with vocalist/guitarist Huey. FLC played around the area, and released their self-titled debut album in 1995 on the Silver Spotlight label. Signed to Capitol the following year, the group gained an alternative radio hit with their single "Scooby Snacks," from Come Find Yourself. In 1997, the band played stateside dates as U2's opening act on their Popmart tour.
For U2 see Number 661
What does Rolling Stone think about the criminals?
Tarantino's mojo seethes through the album. The director shares songwriting credit for lending movie sound bites to "Scooby Snacks," a speed-induced ride in a getaway car as it peels away from a bank heist. Lead singer Huey goes on to spy on the free-loading drug losers in "Methadonia," mythologize Gotti the mobster as "King of New York" (a nod to Martin Scorsese) and even grasp moments of twisted grace in "We Have All the Time in the World," a trip-hoppy cover of the John Barry/Hal David love theme. ~ [Source: RS 731]
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