"Raw Like Sushi" is the debut album of singer Neneh Cherry, released in May 1989. An early version of "Buffalo Stance" appeared on the B-side of the Morgan McVey single "Looking Good Diving". The single was not successful, however the B-side was re-recorded with Tim Simenon of Bomb the Bass fame and "Buffalo Stance" was born, becoming a worldwide hit reaching #3 in the UK and #3 in the U.S. Billboard hot 100. The album also contained the #8 U.S. (and #20 UK) hit "Kisses on the Wind" and #5 UK hit "Manchild".
The lyrics on the album are sometimes autobiographical, talking about school years. They are also influenced by Neneh's motherhood. Others speak of women alledidly trying to steal a man from another woman. All players and programmers are credited in this album, however Cameron McVey, Cherry's husband, appears as Booga Bear. Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja co-wrote "Manchild", and fellow member Andrew Vowles aka DJ Mushroom performs on "Kisses on the Wind", "The Next Generation" and "So Here I Come". The song "My Bitch" is a vocal duet with Gilly G.
The album cover and inner photographs were shot by fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
U.K. Circa 8 stereo (1989).
Album produced by Booga Bear.
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The original inner sleeve is perfectly presented.
For full track listing see Own tab.