Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places

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Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places
Studio album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Released June 1981
Recorded Electric Lady Studios, Hit Factory
Genre Rock, Disco
Label ZE Records
Island
Sire Records
Producer August Darnell, Andy Hernandez (co-producer)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts chronology
Off the Coast of Me
(1980)
Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places
(1981)
Tropical Gangsters
(1982)
Singles from Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places
  1. "Latin Music" b/w "Music Americana"
    Released: 1981
  2. "I Am" b/w "Dario"
    Released: August 1981[1]
  3. "Going Places" b/w "In The Jungle""
    Released: September 1981[2]
  4. "Christmas In B'Dilli Bay (lead track: "Dear Addy")"
    Released: November 1982[3]

Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places is the second album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts and was released in 1981.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau A- [5]

Overview[edit]

Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places is a concept album in the form of a musical travelogue. It was very well received critically upon its release. New York Times pop music critic Robert Palmer called it "an extraordinary album" and "the freshest and most intelligent fusion of pop styles and dance rhythms in a long time".[6] It also was voted one of the best pop albums of the year in the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop critics' poll.[7]

Describing the album's concept to the New York Times, band leader August Darnell said:[6]

Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places was rereleased in 2002 by Universal Island Records with 12" mixes of "Table Manners" and "Que Pasa / Me No Pop I"

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Going Places"     3:16
2. "In the Jungle"     3:09
3. "Animal Crackers"   Darnell, Giampietro Fanero 3:33
4. "I Stand Accused"     3:07
5. "Latin Music"     2:57
6. "Musica Americana"   Andy Hernandez 2:53
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "I Am"   Andy Hernandez 3:47
8. "Schweinerei"   Darnell, Adriana Kaegi 4:20
9. "Gina, Gina"   Darnell, Ronnie Rogers 3:55
10. "With a Girl Like Mimi"     3:28
11. "Table Manners"     4:01
12. "Dear Addy"     3:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Kid Creole
  • Coati Mundi
  • Peter Schott
  • Marc Mazur
  • Carol Colman
  • Andrew Lloyd
  • Winston Grennon
  • Yogi Horton
  • Lori Eastside
  • Adriana Kaegi
  • Cheryl Poirier
  • Don Arnone
  • Dutch Robinson
  • Beverly Britton Brown
  • Don Hamilton
  • Angelica de la Luna
  • Erroll Corn
  • Rubins Bassini
  • Sam Turner
  • Steve Kroon
  • Dave Charles
  • Conjunto Libre
  • Freddie Harris
  • The Charles Lagond's Horns
  • The Jill Jeffe's Streings
  • Dominick Cortese
  • Sal Galina

References[edit]