Why aren't you listening to Fishbone right now?

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Why aren't you listening to Fishbone? Have you ever heard of them? Are they "not your thing"? Are you actually listening to Fishbone right now?

"party at ground zero, every movie star and you
and the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew..."

:D

Nickalicious, Friday, 1 November 2002 21:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Im not listening to Fishbone because Im listening to Neko Case.

Otherwise I don't like to work to the mighty Fishbone.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Friday, 1 November 2002 21:32 (nineteen years ago) link

`Cos they haven't made a record worth listening to in over a decade. That's why.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 1 November 2002 21:32 (nineteen years ago) link

So you don't like their new Live at the Temple Bar album? All-live, all-new-songs? Darn, I kinda love it with all my heart.

Oh well, to each his-or-her own. :D

Nickalicious, Friday, 1 November 2002 21:34 (nineteen years ago) link

In the last 10 years, they've put out...

Give a Monkey a Brain...
Chim Chim's Bad-ass Revenge
Familyhood Nextperience
Friendliest Psychosis of All
Live at the Temple Bar and More

Are you saying you don't like any of these albums? Bummer.

Nickalicious, Friday, 1 November 2002 21:48 (nineteen years ago) link

They should've hung it up after TRUTH & SOUL, that's what I'm sayin'. Don't take it personally.....I don't think *YOU* suck for liking them or that they should all be put to death, but I'm just expressing my opinion that from THE REALITY OF MY SURROUNDINGS onward, they were woefully sub-par.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 1 November 2002 22:17 (nineteen years ago) link

because i have sense and taste and self-respect.

jess (dubplatestyle), Friday, 1 November 2002 22:35 (nineteen years ago) link

I would give Jess's answer only I'm listening to Fairport Convention right now and LIKING IT and I think that might disqualify me from saying things like that.

RickyT (RickyT), Friday, 1 November 2002 22:43 (nineteen years ago) link

did they really need to put out more than one album? Maybe that annette funicello movie just ruined them for me...

webcrack (music=crack), Friday, 1 November 2002 23:54 (nineteen years ago) link

haha back to the beach!

jess (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 2 November 2002 00:05 (nineteen years ago) link

because i have sense and taste and self-respect.

suurrrre you do Leechie McLeechington.

the new 'Live at the Temple Bar' is FANTASTIC. I love the classical heavy metal styles they are bustin right now. like Mingus meets Iron Maiden. with Angelo singing!

chaki (chaki), Saturday, 2 November 2002 00:07 (nineteen years ago) link

They did good stuff after Truth and Soul.. Give a Monkey a Brain had a lot of hot songs, some of their best I'd say.. Lemon Meringue was killer. Chimm Chimm... was pretty good, there were some songs that sounded a lot like Bad Brains. Though if you don't like Fishbone, you don't like Fishbone. I do agree, Reality... wasn't that great.

Bobby D Gray (bedhead), Saturday, 2 November 2002 05:15 (nineteen years ago) link

Because I'm in the middle of a library.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 2 November 2002 10:26 (nineteen years ago) link

I liked the weird horn-metal fusion on "Ghetto Soundwave" off of Truth and Soul, but there wasn't much else on that album or subsequent ones that sticks. That first EP is timeless. I'll put it on now.

They ran out of live energy after a while, but shit, who wouldn't? They were maybe the best live band going circa 1986-88. I just saw them a couple months ago and they were still crazed, but it just wasn't as well-muscled as the old days. Somewhere along the way, they shifted toward Living Colour, away from Cab Calloway. I was bored watching them the same way I was bored watching Dr. Know noodle in Mos Def's band.

Pete Scholtes, Sunday, 3 November 2002 20:47 (nineteen years ago) link

Ricky T, there is absolutely nothing wrong w/ listening to Fairport Convention. Unlike some other bands mentioned on this thread, they rock.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Sunday, 3 November 2002 21:03 (nineteen years ago) link

Because I don't want to be reminded of one of the most forwardly homophobic concert moments I've ever experienced (which was seeing Fishbone at UCLA Ackerman Ballroom sometime in 1991, a show that so quickly reversed my enthusiasm for the band.)

donut bitch (donut), Sunday, 3 November 2002 21:09 (nineteen years ago) link

How so, Donut Bitch? (and how does one decry homophobia, yet blithely toss the word "bitch" around with abandon?)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 4 November 2002 16:33 (nineteen years ago) link

he's saying he's a bitch himself, alex: that's not abandon, it's pride

mark s (mark s), Monday, 4 November 2002 16:38 (nineteen years ago) link

Cos I'm listening to Further Beyond Nashville, and quite liking it, despite the sleevenotes...

Mr Swygart (mrswygart), Monday, 4 November 2002 16:48 (nineteen years ago) link

"Because I'm in the middle of a library."

Ha ha ha...LMFAO!!!

"Mingus meets Iron Maiden, with Angelo singing"...yup, pretty much!

I love their new line-up, Spacey-T is one of my new favorite guitarists (all that time working with Eddie Hazel apparently rubbed off on him...that solo in "Are U Wit It" just SCREAMS).

Nickalicious, Monday, 4 November 2002 16:51 (nineteen years ago) link

Can I just third the Fairport drop?

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 4 November 2002 16:53 (nineteen years ago) link

"he's saying he's a bitch himself, alex: that's not abandon, it's pride"

I suppose. I'm just being Devil's Advocate -- as I really couldn't give less of a damn about it -- but it just sort've smacks of double-standardism to decry one party's homophobia -- then adopt a moniker that could quite conceivably be interpretted as misogynist.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 4 November 2002 17:10 (nineteen years ago) link

I have to agree with those who say that Fishbone haven't really done much worth listening to over the last decade, though for me the signal of their uselessness was "Swim". I actually liked a lot of Reality though admittedly not enough to keep it in the collection. Chim Chim's Badass Revenge was so utterly dire I haven't bothered with them since.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Monday, 4 November 2002 17:25 (nineteen years ago) link

How so, Donut Bitch? (and how does one decry homophobia, yet blithely toss the word "bitch" around with abandon?)

Well, basically, at one point during that show, Angelo or Kendall basically started a rant how "WE AIN'T ALL ABOUT THIS MAN BEING WITH ANOTHER MAN SHIT!".. and they went on and on and on...without any context. Unprovoked verbal fag ashing for no reason whatsoever. Even some of the frat boys in the audience were wondering what fuck they were on about for a while. It was pretty disgusting. It took the wind out of Fishbone loving sails, that's for sure.

about "bitch", well it was a common word in my household for as long as I remember, since my mother has long been a participant at dog shows for many years, and always had her female Great Danes shown...

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:18 (nineteen years ago) link

we don't want to know abt yr mom's great danes DB!!

mark s (mark s), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:23 (nineteen years ago) link

...See, it all started when they all got drunk and my mom called herself the Queen of Denmark, and then they all lezzed up, and the next thing you know...

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:26 (nineteen years ago) link

That is an unforunate story, DB.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:32 (nineteen years ago) link

That story sounds lame, no doubt, but I bet there was something that led up to it that the folks in the audience didn't know about...I've talked with Angelo and Walt and Nord a couple times, and they're very open-minded and good people to anybody who doesn't refer to them by the "N" word...however, if it was Kendall who said that stuff, as he was a very disturbed individual, it could quite possibly been him just being a paranoid schizo.

nickalicious, Monday, 4 November 2002 21:39 (nineteen years ago) link

Now, I'll fully admit that I still enjoy bands who have probably done and said far more offensive things, and I've just been fortunate enough to not know about it, or see it before my ears and eyes. It's not that I've been burning Fishbone effigies or anything all this time.. in fact, I kinda want to hear "In Yer Face" now.. (which is my favorite record of theirs). And there were other reasons related, mainly, to my mutating musical tastes that had a lot more to do with it... but that story provided a little extra ooomph in my movin' on out of Fishbone-ness, if you will. And I recently brought up the same story shortly before in a completely different conversation, hence...

That is an unforunate story, DB.

Aww, that's alright, Alex. My mom and the Great Danes are doing just fine, now.

donut bitch (donut), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:45 (nineteen years ago) link

new fishbone video (unfinished)

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 7 November 2002 07:03 (nineteen years ago) link

Wow! Thanks chaki! Me likey!

nickalicious, Thursday, 7 November 2002 15:34 (nineteen years ago) link

two years pass...
To me Fishbone is one of the saddest tales in the business, for such an influential band to now be playing pubs and shit. Without them there would be no Red Hot Chili Peppars, Primus, or No Doubt. None of those bands are my favorites, but they sold a bunch of fucking records on that California pop/ska/funk angle. But nobody did it better than the Bone on that first album (EP).

And live? fuhgetaboutit.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Friday, 25 March 2005 18:34 (seventeen years ago) link

This was my first thread! What an innocent time this was.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 25 March 2005 18:49 (seventeen years ago) link

My Fishbone POX, material from the past 10 years (10 years since date of thread, at least):

Unyielding Conditioning
Skank N Go Nutts
Monkeydick
Let Them Hoes Fight
Karma Tsunami
Warmth of Your Breath
Demon In Here
Burnin In The Heat of Anger
Black Flowers
Get Out of the City

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 25 March 2005 18:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Wow! ok...

Post Cold War Politics
All of the Fishbone EP
Sunless Saturday
Everyday Sunshine
and Cholly

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Friday, 25 March 2005 18:59 (seventeen years ago) link

(the early stuff for me)

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Friday, 25 March 2005 19:00 (seventeen years ago) link

i went to a fishbone concert in high school. walter masturbated into his top hat on stage. or so my buddy said, i left before it happened. :(

Lukas (lukas), Friday, 25 March 2005 19:18 (seventeen years ago) link

dude i just downloaded a torrent of the new lineup in France ( www.fishbonelive.com ) and their new crazy energy on stage has made this show ONE OF THE TOP 5 of my FBONE fanhood...NICK you gotta download one of the France shows! they sound GREAT

charleston charge (chaki), Friday, 25 March 2005 19:22 (seventeen years ago) link

I haven't heard anything since Psychotic Friends Nuttwerk, but there was some good stuff on that, espec. "The Suffering."

And I will defend Monkey... and Reality..., at least in parts. Truth and Soul is sometimes (often, really) the greatest album in the world.

Austin S (Austin, Still), Friday, 25 March 2005 21:06 (seventeen years ago) link

ten months pass...
I never saw them live but I'll second everything else.

The release of "The Reality of My Surroundings" may be one of my greatest ever musical disappointments... I love melodicism and songcraft, and the band jettisoned them almost entirely. At the time I assumed it was the lack of David Kahne's influence and that bust-up with whoever in the band getting cultified. But maybe it was a more accurate reflection of their live shows.

yes mitya knows his passowrd, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 15:27 (sixteen years ago) link

As bumped by:

C/D: Fishbone

Do they still play "Fat Chicks" live? I remember them doing different versions of it over the years, and thinking they were singing "Fascist" the first time I saw 'em, when they opened for the Beastie Boys circa '87.

Did they invent "U-G-L-Y/you ain't got no alibi/you ugly" or did they swipe that from a schoolyard chant?

Pete Scholtes (Pete Scholtes), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 16:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Saw them three times the year Reality... came out. Once with 2 Live Crew opening up. Fantastic shows every time.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 17:00 (sixteen years ago) link

My fave Fishbone songs:

Sunless Saturday
Ghetto Soundwave
Bonin' In the Boneyard
Lying Ass Bitch
Cholly
It's A Wonderful Life
Those Days Are Gone
Housework

Haven't listened to them in years, but I think I'll start again! Thanks guys...

LoneNut, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 17:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, and I HATE everything they did after Reality, their last really good album IMO! That one about the guard dogs is one of the WORST songs I've ever heard!

LoneNut, Wednesday, 25 January 2006 17:19 (sixteen years ago) link

if IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII was....

bb (bbrz), Wednesday, 25 January 2006 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
in honor of nickafishious i am listening to the new fishbone album. they are awfully, um, peppy after all this time...

scott seward, Friday, 13 April 2007 19:54 (fifteen years ago) link

which one? whats it called?

chaki, Friday, 13 April 2007 19:57 (fifteen years ago) link

is there much heavy stuff on it?

chaki, Friday, 13 April 2007 19:57 (fifteen years ago) link

It's heavy-ish (not nearly heavy or metallic enough, given that their new lead guitarist is Rocky George from Suicidal Tendencies. I was really hoping to like it, but I don't, much. I bet they still tear the place down live, though - especially with Rocky in the band now.

unperson, Friday, 13 April 2007 20:02 (fifteen years ago) link

i actually like it okay. i'm not the biggest fan or nothin'.


hey, wait, this thing came out last year in europa? different cover for the u.s.

scott seward, Friday, 13 April 2007 20:15 (fifteen years ago) link

i like the ten minute slow burn jam "we just lose our minds".

scott seward, Friday, 13 April 2007 20:17 (fifteen years ago) link

the new record is good. Classic Fishbone sound and some good anthems. "Jack ass Brigade" "Let Them Hos fight" are right up there with anything on reality of my surroundings.

Personally, I think The Psychotic Friends Nuttwork is right up there with their best records, and its kinda criminal that it died such an unloved death.

They are currently touring decent sized venues and have some festivals booked in australia in europe. Seems the comeback is working. Norwood is a good guy, I wish him the best.

UncleTomfly, Saturday, 14 April 2007 05:49 (fifteen years ago) link

The release of "The Reality of My Surroundings" may be one of my greatest ever musical disappointments...

(Why I am responding to a year-old comment I don't know but) I interviewed the band when this came out and they were on Lollapalooza. I was trying to sum up what I felt was missing in the disc without being blatantly offending and Angelo just sad, "You mean it don't have no mo' 'Crazy Nigger' on it." That's what the band termed... Well, the stuff that made Fishbone great and that album a downer (he says, editorially).

Truth And Soul remains one of my all-time favorite albums. The fact that it got shafted and Garth Brooks got rewarded when SoundScan was introduced made me irrationally hate SoundScan for a long time...

NYCNative, Saturday, 14 April 2007 12:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't see why that's an irrational hate.

Oilyrags, Saturday, 14 April 2007 13:02 (fifteen years ago) link

On reality.. those "If I were a...I'd" had the so-called "crazy nigger" on it, but yeah, two of the good songs from the reality.. sessions wound up on that "bonin in the boneyard" maxi single (came out in 91) "hide behind my glasses" is one of my favorite fishbone tracks, and "love and bullshit" is loony as well.

UncleTomfly, Saturday, 14 April 2007 13:34 (fifteen years ago) link

The records never came close to capturing the mayhem that is their live show. That said, "Truth and Soul" and "The Reality of My Surroundings" are great records. I also really like the song "Servitude" off the "Give a Monkey a Brain..." album, and I'm not entirely sure why.

j-rock, Sunday, 15 April 2007 11:31 (fifteen years ago) link

half of 'give a monkey a brain' is great - 'swim', 'drunk skitzo', 'warmth of your breath', 'servitude'...I even have a soft spot for 'black flowers'.

but 'reality' is their crowning glory, with 'babyhead' the only weak spot. 'behaviour control technician' might just be the most intense groove of all time.

quite keen to hear the new album, especially give the rocky george angle.

m the g, Sunday, 15 April 2007 12:09 (fifteen years ago) link

There is a Fishbone show on Archive.org that highlights that energy and mayhem. Live at Entpe, 1989.

None of their albums really capture what made/makes them such an amazing band.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 15 April 2007 16:04 (fifteen years ago) link

their production is quite horrible.

titchyschneiderMk2, Sunday, 15 April 2007 16:50 (fifteen years ago) link

agreed that they're infinitely better on stage, but...

their production is quite horrible

...is only true of 'monkey', which was seemingly recorded in a shed with mics made of balsa wood. 'reality' sounds incredible - powerful, multi-layered, boisterous and alive. beautiful sounding record.

m the g, Sunday, 15 April 2007 17:09 (fifteen years ago) link

i love their production. even the dalls austin produced ones. their old albums were all produced by david kahn who eventually did all the sugar ray bullshit.

shit im glad their still doin it. these mother fuckers are lifers and norwoon is prolly the weirdest bass player on earth.

chaki, Monday, 16 April 2007 09:27 (fifteen years ago) link

*they're
*norwood

chaki, Monday, 16 April 2007 09:32 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

I am listening to the EP which I probably haven't listened to since H.S. and all of a sudden I'm 16 and in love with my life and the world and it's all good.

ENBB, Sunday, 26 April 2009 05:21 (thirteen years ago) link

`Cos they haven't made a record worth listening to in over a decade. That's why.

Sadly, this is still true in 2009

Alex in NYC, Sunday, 26 April 2009 11:47 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChXk4R0mGNw

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:41 (ten years ago) link

That doc is great.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:02 (ten years ago) link

I am listening to the EP which I probably haven't listened to since H.S. and all of a sudden I'm 16 and in love with my life and the world and it's all good.

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This would probably still be true if I put it on right now.

☆★☆彡彡 (ENBB), Friday, 6 January 2012 00:01 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

This is ridiculous and sad and might even be the end of Fishbone:

Los Angeles-based alt-rockers Fishbone and their frontman Angelo Moore have been ordered by a Pennsylvania judge to pay nearly USD$1.4 million in damages to a woman who was severely injured during a stage dive which went horribly wrong back in 2010.

THR reports the incident took place on 23rd February, 2010, at a performance by the band at Philadelphia’s World Live Cafe. 46-year-old Kimberly Myers was transported to hospital after being knocked to the ground and fracturing her skull when Moore dove into the crowd.

Myers, who has reported various lingering medical symptoms since the incident, claimed that her immediate medical bills came to USD$15,846. She also estimated that her future medical costs would run up to USD$351,299. Judge DuBois awarded Myers compensatory damages for both amounts.

The judge also said that Myers was entitled to non-economic damages for future pain and suffering, any possible embarrassment, humiliation, and loss of the ability to enjoy the pleasures of life and disfigurement. This decision added another USD$750,000 to the tab.

Finally, Judge DuBois said punitive damages should be assessed solely against the band’s lead singer, noting Moore’s refusal to answer questions relating to his drug use and his acknowledgement of the risks stage diving posed to audience members. “Further, Moore exhibits little remorse or impetus to change his conduct,” the judge said, adding another USD$250,000 to the bill.

The decision in awarding these damages to Myers was also partially informed by Moore’s previous testimony in the original 2010 lawsuit. The judge in that case noted the fact that Moore and Fishbone had been stage diving into crowds since the 1980s, and even continued to do it after Myers’ 2010 incident.

The future of Moore and Fishbone, who have now released seven studio albums after rising to prominence in the 1980s, is unknown at this stage.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 16 February 2014 20:12 (eight years ago) link

three years pass...

3 old members are back in the band. This is incredible. Current lineup:

Angelo, Dirty Walt, Norwood, Fish, John Bigham and Chris Dowd!!!

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:21 (four years ago) link

Whoa!

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:39 (four years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge9z7xehvWY

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:44 (four years ago) link

dude they sound awesome

frogbs, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:54 (four years ago) link

Hope they tour this way. I haven't seen them since '91.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:55 (four years ago) link

Dunno if that's a one-time thing or the current lineup tho

somebody toucha my fgti (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:58 (four years ago) link

Current lineup! They will be touring like this and are working on a new album.

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:05 (four years ago) link

man, I remember channel surfing one summer vacation and catching Fishbone on SNL playing "Sunless Saturday". it was the most bonkers performance I've ever seen on that show

frogbs, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:24 (four years ago) link

It was them doing Everyday Sunshine that got them banned from the show, for running long.

Great that Fish is back! They better tour. Right now Angelo is touring as part of that David Bowie tribute.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:36 (four years ago) link

They've been touring with Fish!

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:43 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Kendall Jones and Dowd were still playing together as of last May, too. Hmm.......

Three Word Username, Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:02 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

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Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 21:00 (one year ago) link

Every once in a while I see somebody wearing a Fishbone t-shirt and it always makes me happy.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 21:24 (one year ago) link

Xpost SPEAKING OF DOODLEDOO

Poopy G Stinkgarten, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 22:31 (one year ago) link

i kinda forgot how many fishbone songs i used to listen to

ma and pa! bonin in the boneyard!

i think i've always put fishbone and faith no more together in my mind - these clean, sparkly, fast sounds with this totally locked-in deep musicianship moving so quickly you don't even have time to pin it down

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 26 December 2020 23:55 (one year ago) link

Same, I spent a lot of time with fishbone in a specific phase of my life and then never really went back

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 27 December 2020 00:45 (one year ago) link

Listened to the It's a Wonderful Life ep on xmas eve. Slick Nick You Devil You is amazing.

peace, man, Sunday, 27 December 2020 14:32 (one year ago) link

Cos I'm listening to That Recoird Got Me High talking about XTC.

Has been a while since I really got into listening to them but they did play some memorable shows at the turn of the 90s I was very glad I got to see.
Shame the guitarist went odd sect Xian again.
& loved the keyboardists songs as reworked by jeff Huckley. Thought that song was one of the best things i heard Jeff Buckley play live and thunk it was a song written about his estranged dad. Until I heard it was actually mainly written by Chris the keyboardist with this bunch.

Stevolende, Sunday, 27 December 2020 14:37 (one year ago) link

I had no idea about the Fishbone/Jeff Buckley connection!

https://media.altpress.com/uploads/2020/07/FISHBONE-AND-FAT-MIKE.jpg

Recording with ... Fat Mike of NOFX? Um, ok.

https://www.altpress.com/features/fishbone-reformed-fat-mike-producing-new-album/

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 27 December 2020 15:05 (one year ago) link

just found this but not read it through yet
https://therecoup.com/2019/08/23/25-years-of-grace-christopher-dowd-on-his-friend-jeff-buckley/

Stevolende, Sunday, 27 December 2020 15:36 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cx4Wq_pgt8

xzanfar, Sunday, 27 December 2020 20:15 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

listening to give a monkey a brain and he'll swear he's the center of the universe for the first time tonight......this is the greatest album of all time

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 03:42 (one week ago) link

I remember seeing this live on TV. I love that they're so tight they can just improvise their way to a second ending, even if they allegedly got banned from SNL for it (as if they'd ever get asked on again):

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbs0qe

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 04:01 (one week ago) link

They were just in DC recently.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 04:19 (one week ago) link

nice!!! I used to watch SNL reruns all the time as a teenager and this was the one time the musical guest made me go "what the fuck was that". "Sunless Saturday" was even crazier than that!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 04:22 (one week ago) link

They were fantast9c love at the turn of the 90s. Used to do 2 hour + shows that remained energetic throughout.
Fantastic musicians.
I remember following Rollins Band a the same time and seeing their tour itineraries where Fishbone had a printed one complete with setlists before the show and managed to make the versions differ heavily between shows whereas Rollins had a handwritten one but at least appeared to say exactly the same thing at exactly the same point each night. Not sure how much versions of songs varied night to night but it was pretty intense so worth seeing.

Haven't checked them out much since so not sure if lineup has changed massively. I think the last time I was really hearing about them the guitarist had joined a christian cult or had a christian cult he had been involved with interfering with him. That and the keyboard player having co written a song Jeff Buckley did which sounded extremely personal to him and his relationship with his dad.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 07:25 (one week ago) link

fantastic live that is

Stevolende, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 07:25 (one week ago) link

current lineup is siqqq! chris dowd back in the band and it really adds so much to have the old vocal blend from the records.

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 13:57 (one week ago) link

chris and jeff buckley were very close

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 13:58 (one week ago) link

real bummer they never did a live album in the 90s

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:07 (one week ago) link

there's tons of great boots tho! the fishbone tape trading community is strong. also lots of great full shows on yt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TBILUuY4vo

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:20 (one week ago) link


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