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Fishbone online Feb 9th (3-4pm PST) on Fishbone.net's forum

by Fishbone
Feb 09 2005
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Fishbone will be online to make a few posts regarding France and the new online ep and the state of the fishbone familyhood.
They will then be back online Monday morning before they leave for France to respond to any questions you may have posted for them.

Fishbone soldiers in France

by Fishbone
Feb 03 2005
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If you are in France and would be interested in doing some street promotions for the tour please contact the ter a terre agency at - teraterre@aol.com they will be able to supply you with everything you need with no language barrier. the first few shows are sold out already and the band is pumped to come back to France. more to come...

Russell shares some videoclips from last months show in Portland

by Denis
Feb 01 2005
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Enjoy the four videoclips Russell took with his digital camera last month at the Portland show. The sound quality is what you would expect from a digital camera, but it gives you a rough idea of the current Fishbone look and feel, if you can't check them out close to you. Get the clips here ! Thanks Russell !

Norwood exposed...

by Denis
Jan 31 2005
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Life may be rough on the road. An undisclosed source sent first hand evidence, a little clip shot after the 2005-01-24 gig in Fort Collins, CO. A recent version of Quicktime is necessary to correctly view the clip (1.3MB).

Fishbone street team soldiers needed for 2005 and beyond

by Fishbone
Jan 12 2005
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Anybody interested in being a part of the new fishbone soldiers street team please email margil at marmc@sbcglobal.net check the tour schedule and see where you may be able to help out promoting the show in exchange for a couple of tickets. any questions email marmc@sbcglobal.net or bbking@skunk.com. Thanks for your continued support.

Support act change

by Fishbone
Jan 08 2005
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New Blood Revival has dropped of the tour. The Expendables out of Santa Cruz, CA will jump on for the 22nd - 30th along with P-Nuckle out of Denver, CO. Look for updates concerning the dates in between.

Show postponed in San Jose

by Fishbone
Jan 08 2005
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The San Jose show at the Blank Club has been postponed until Jan. 30th due to weather conditions and road closures on the 5 North and 101 North. Any tickets purchased online or at the venue in advance will be good for the Jan. 30th show. The band apologizes that it had to work out like that but... better safe than sorry. Any questions regarding the tickets for the San Jose show email bbking@skunk.com.

McNutt back on board ?

by Denis
Jan 06 2005
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Rumor has it that John "McNutt" Mc Knight will rejoin the Fishbone crew for the French 2005 tour and will add to the fullness of the horns section. John McKnight initially joined Fishbone in late March 1997 and left right after the Hen House sessions, early June 2001. Since then, McNutt has been spotted at least twice with Fishbone in Santa Monica (July 1st 2004) and in San Diego (December 30th 2004).

Critical Times, Jaime's critical review

by Duasoul
Dec 30 2004
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"In 2001, the legendary, influential and voraciously eclectic band Fishbone arrived to record their newest material at the Hen House, a free community recording studio - fully wired for digital sound and video. The only rule: leave your shoes at the door."

2001 was the year that was supposed to mark the return of Fishbone. Armed with a rejuvenated lineup and fresh and creative catalog of new material, Fishbone, which was comprised of Angelo Moore, Norwood Fisher, Dirty Walter Kibby, Spacey T, John McKnight, and John Steward, were poised to take on the world again with a message of hope, revolution and the One. Sadly, disgruntled members leaving, the death of a road crew member, and a verbal agreement with Hen House that turned sour made 2001 all but revolutionary, and the two years that followed saw the band go through a series of small successes and misfortunes until only three members were left to wave the Fishbone flag.

Critical Times: Fishbone's Hen House Sessions showcases an in-depth view of a band that is in the process of a rebirth within the ranks. As comes with a regeneration of sorts, growing pains are more than present throughout the entire documentary, revealing constant bickering between Angelo and Walt as well as the unorthodox style of song writing that Fishbone utilizes. Steward even goes so far as to say that he's regularly afraid of what will come out in the recording process because of the disorganized state of ideas beforehand. The roles of the band members are also clearly defined. Angelo may be the leader on stage, but he is certainly the low man on the totem pole during the sessions at the Hen House. Constantly receiving criticism for his Theremin parts, Angelo quietly reverts behind the other members while Norwood lays down the law. Plagued by constant confusion, it's a wonder that Fishbone is able to harness their raw power and meld it into musical ordered chaos.

The Documentary begins with Fishbone settling into the studio and beginning the recording of "Frey'd Fuckin' Nerve Endings", which is one of the most aggressive songs that Fishbone has given birth to, dealing with teetering on the edge of anger and insanity. The segment shows the many creative sides of the band such as Spacey and McKnight creating different guitar hooks for the song. The next recording, "Last Dayz, Critical Times," is a warning to all about the impending end of the world. The song begins with a blast from the horn section, while Angelo points out that the horns need to sound like an Earthquake is happening within the studio. Other songs recorded include "Premadawnutt"; an ode to all egomaniacs, "Demon in Here"; a tale about a maniacal preacher from the south who is actually Angelo's relative, "In the Heat of Angrrr"; a Motown styled anger piece, and "Skank N' Go Nuttz"; a song simply about skankin' with reckless abandon.

Interviews take place in between the songs, and they mainly focus on Angelo, Norwood, and Steward. Steward explains such topics as his high enthusiasm for the band and an extremely accurate interpretation of Norwood's bass playing, which he compares to Jimmy Paige's guitar style. Norwood talks about broad topics such as Fishbone's origins to his "Sacred Antenna", which is Norwood's uni-dread, and how it helps him keep himself on the One, a term referring to the hypnotic like trance while jamming. Angelo gives a tour of his house, where the walls, ceiling, and even the refrigerator have been painted by Angelo himself. He also explains why singing is his passion in life, and talks about Rev. Oomshakalak, the subject of the song "Demon in Here".

Fishbone is still alive and kicking today with a revamped lineup, but Critical Times is a bittersweet look into the past and a reminder of what could've been. A rift is now between Fishbone and Hen House Studios, because of a verbal agreement that was broken where Hen House made no mention of making the documentary. Fishbone has now ordered a boycott of the documentary, and it seems like there is no resolution in sight. Regardless, only the future know what lies ahead for Fishbone. Hold on tight...

Jaime "Duasoul" Elliott

Chat with Fishbone

by Denis
Dec 28 2004
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Fishbone will be online this Thursday, December 30th to chat with the familyhood. Post your questions, concerns, love on fishbone.net's forum or send them to bbking@skunk.com.

 

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