“Suspicious Minds,” covered by Fine Young Cannibals … (Rock / New Wave – Music to Your Ears, Covers–9)

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Elvis appeared to him in a dream, telling him that he’d create the finest version of this song.

Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds”

“Suspicious Minds” (1985 – original from 1968)

The fine British band Fine Young Cannibals recorded this cover of “Suspicious Minds” for their 1985 debut album. It became an international Top-40 hit. 

At His Majesty’s Dreamy Service

According to the FYC singer Roland Gift, he had seen Elvis Presley in a dream. The king of rock’n’roll informed Gift that he would create the finest-ever cover version of “Suspicious Minds.”   

The band went on to create this superb version. The powerful vocals, the soulful back-up vocals by Jimmy Somervile, the crisp rock music, and the subtle horns combine to make this cover a masterpiece.    

The video starts out black and white, but midway through, flashes of color and glitter appear. As the band continues moving and grooving, shimmying and shaking, it seems as if maybe the king is present. Or just maybe … Elvis is everywhere.   (Image source)

Fine Young Cannibals

The band Fine Young Cannibals was formed by 2 former members of the British post-punk ska band The Beat (aka The English Beat or The British Beat), after The Beat split up.

In 1985, Fine Young Cannibals’ debut album charted in the UK, Australia, Canada, and several European countries. After a few years, the US also took notice. https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSggg85xNgDjzJxRDg8dcRmcVPYXjLRRgVvfpXMorGToH/image.png

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much baby

Why can't you see
What you're doing to me
When you don't believe a word I say?

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

So, if an old friend I know
Drops by to say hello
Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

Here we go again
Asking where I've been
You can't see these tears are real
I'm crying

We can't go on together
With suspicious minds
And we can't build our dreams
On suspicious minds

Oh let our love survive
Or dry the tears from your eyes
Let's don't let a good thing die

When honey, you know
I've never lied to you
Mmm yeah, yeah
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        Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds”     *
          (Right-click to hear on YouTube)

Lyrics by Mark James, courtesy of – AZLyrics.com
Reference – Wikipedia

* (While Elvis Presley’s version was not the original, it has become the standard version and the one to which all subsequent versions are compared.) https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmURgG6MUtrvkgBDvWtsMuS9HjxtGrxJgzNrFJbqHCwDoj/image.png

Into your ears … through 5 channels

 The various posts are categorized into 5 channels (Right-Click to see details)
         1 – “Music to Your Ears” (MTYE)
         2 – “Cover Versions”
         3 – “Honor Roll”
         4 – “Documentaries”
         5 – “Mock’n’Roll” https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmdLXW5Bt5v6Yt3E8fuQqr6bTcn6SMoE2713UQQt8YNNgV/image.png https://steemitimages.com/DQmTDjQygLGQv4iCp8k2DWp3x7o79Y4zBxGfcTvnLseCTaf/image.png

Links to my other series ...

          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 1"
          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part One – My Lyrics Posts 3~30”
          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part Two – My Lyrics Posts 31~60”  

          Vocab-Ability – "Introduction to Vocab-Ability"  
          Vocab-Ability – "Index"  to all Chapters and Sections  

          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part One – Notes 1~50"  
          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part Two – Notes 51~87"  
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What a quality song... lots of morals therein!
I wish contemporary musicians can write more song like this. Thanks for sharing.


While there is some good music being created these days, I think many people would say that the "Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll" is long gone.


Sure there are but they can't compare to 'the good old days'... Nice work Sir!

If you enjoy posts about music you should definitely check out my vlogs about my band Hathor Rising and my acting life. I just updated it so let me know what you think!


Hmmm, I went to your blog, but did not see any posts about your band. What gives?

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