Fine Young Cannibals is one of those groups I always felt should have been around a lot longer than they had been. After achieving some success in their native Britain, they landed on the U.S. charts and MTV in the late ’80s. But by 1990, the group had already begun fading from view.
Fine Young Cannibals’ second and last Billboard #1 hit, “Good Thing” was first heard in the 1987 comedy Tin Men, which starred Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfus. FYC actually appeared in the movie as a nightclub band. Their clean cut look and retro sound fit right in with film’s setting of 1963 Baltimore.
“Good Thing” was later included on the group’s 1989 album The Raw & the Cooked and released as a single. The video had a retro look, too. It was filmed in black-and-white and celebrated the U.K.’s Mod revival motor scooter culture.