Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi (1989)
(Lovely Logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming)
Songstress #2: Neneh Cherry
“And remember I like it raw.”
– Ya Kid K & Technotronic, Move This
“Daddy, we had sushi twice when we went to Toronto!
– My daughter
I was late to the sushi party.
When it came to fish, I didn’t think I would like it raw.
Decades later, I’m older and somewhat wiser, and raw or not, I’m now a sushi liker.
As for Raw Like Sushi?
I like this album like I like Ya Kid K, not quite like I love my own kid H.
Similar to Technotronic’s vocalist, Neneh can rap & sing with equal effectiveness.
The album is of its time but is still an even & enjoyable listen.
It was probably edgier in 1989 than it sounds in 2015, whether that’s considered progress for music nowadays I’m not sure.
But I’m certain that much like I feel about sushi these days, I’m a fan.
I just may not choose to consume it all that often.