Fun Lovin' Criminals - 100% Colombian (Vinyl)

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100% Colombian is the second studio album released by the band Fun Lovin' Criminals. It was originally released on November 17, 1998.

Fun Lovin' Criminals are a band from New York City. Their musical style is eclectic, covering styles such as hip hop, rock, blues, jazz, R&B, punk, and funk. They are best known for their hit "Scooby Snacks", which features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino, and the song "Love Unlimited", which recalls Barry White's backing vocal group. Their songs often focus on life in New York City, as well as urban life in general. Their lyrics can be gritty or existentialist in nature, touching on topics such as organized crime and urban violence, but they are just as often humorous or satirical. The band gained a large following internationally, notably in north-west Europe, around the release of their first two albums in the late 1990s.

Fun Lovin' Criminals got a lot of mileage out of their Scorsese-meets-Beasties-meets-Reservoir Dogs shtick on their first full-length album, Come Find Yourself. Their stoned, funky grooves brought them an MTV hit in America and, inexplicably, critical acclaim in the U.K., where their New York attitude came across as...well, not genuine, but at least an authentic parody from a knowing source. Eventually, the British acclaim eclipsed the moderate U.S. success, so it shouldn't be surprising that they tailored their follow-up, 100% Colombian, to the very things the British press loved - the tongue-in-cheek humor, the cartoonish gangsterism, the dope, the funk- and rap-inflected grooves, the cheeky pop culture references. It's a little jazzier, a little slower, a little more cinematic than its predecessor, which means it's more cohesive, as well as more sonically appealing. Of course, it's possible that the average listener - one who wasn't charmed or amused by Come Find Yourself and "Scooby Snacks" - will never discover this, since Huey's self-satisfied rapping and smug lyrics can be exceptionally grating if you're not smirking along with him. But if his '70s mob movie fetishism and ironic celebration of da streets uv Noo Yawk seem humorous, chances are 100% Colombian will feel even better than Come Find Yourself. Everything's cool, everything's shmoove, put the money in the bag.


These blokes were having a laugh

By: Mackdaddy

A1 Up On The Hill
Saxophone – Stuart Matthewman
A2 Love Unlimited
A3 The View Belongs To Everyone
A4 Korean Bodega
A5 Back On The Block
A6 10th Street
A7 Sugar

B1 Southside
B2 We Are All Very Worried About You
B3 All For Self
B4 All My Time Is Gone
B5 Big Night Out
B6 Mini Bar Blues
Featuring – B.B. King

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Published By – DiFontaine Carting & Asbestos Removal Co.
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Lacquer Cut At – Alchemy Mastering
Management – Cruisin' Music Management, Medium Rare Music
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Fun Lovin' Criminals, Tim Latham, ISP*
Producer – Fun Lovin' Criminals