Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile


Re: Fishbone

November 14, 2011 06:43PM
My brother got to go see the Fishbone documentary and a band performance for free. It sounded very cool - his comments:

So I got a ticket and went to see “Everyday Sunshine” on Friday night. Great recommendation! The movie was pretty good – a little long – but well done. Sad is too strong of a word, but it is too bad that such a great band never quite broke through and is still struggling to get it going. They had a panel discussion with the Producer/Directors and Norwood (bass) and Angelo (sax, lead vocals). The Smithsonian accepted Norwood’s original bass for the African American Museum of History and Culture. Then they played pretty much a full show (45 min – 1 hour) which – even in the Lincoln Theater – had a good bit of crowd surfing by Angelo. And – for the first encore H.R. from Bad Brains performed. Oddly it was pretty much straight reggae from H.R.

All in all, it was a really good time… Oh and Norwood and Angelo never left the band and Dirty Walt is back w/ the band. I looked it up and he returned in 2010 (during filming). So out of the original 6, three remain.

Re: Fishbone
November 14, 2011 06:55PM
I'm going to see the doc tonight. I missed their show in town last week.
Re: Fishbone
November 14, 2011 09:52PM
I can't believe they never crossed over. It broke me when Reality of My... didn't sell a kazillion copies. Wonderful, at times brilliant band.
Re: Fishbone
November 14, 2011 11:45PM
Agreed on all counts, and as has been said numerous times on this board (and often by me), one of the best live bands on the planet. I gotta see this documentary.
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 05:18PM
Isn't Fish the brother of Norwood?
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 05:28PM
Yes. Their relationship after the breakup is never addressed.

Fish has apparently been playing in Justin Timberlake's band.
Re: Fishbone
November 14, 2011 11:48PM
I hate to be the Hipster D-Bag here, but their music wasn't good anymore when "Reality" came out. It was over for them by then. I loved all the stuff before that but they were the Chili Peppers at that point. Sorry.

Post Edited (11-14-11 21:17)
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 12:08AM
I'd argue that Reality, while not quite the masterpiece that Truth and Soul is, is still a great record. Their last great record, alas. The records following have their moments, but the band essentially lost the plot once Kendall and Dowd left.
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 02:47AM
Agreed that Reality was the end of their really good stuff, but Monkey and Chim Chim have at least 3-4 decent songs on them. Truth and Soul is their best overall album, but Reality kicks ass, too.
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 02:22AM
Kendall Jones and Chris Dowd were VERY good musicians. I fortunately got to see the band with both of them in '91 or so at the Cameo Theater in Miami Beach. One of the top 5 concerts I've ever attended.

I saw them 2 years later w/out Jones (but still w/ Dowd), and it was just different. The guitarist that replaced Jones just wasn't that good...and I don't think Dowd played his horns or sang lead once. That marked the downfall of Fishbone for me (Give a Monkey a Brain...).
Re: Fishbone
November 15, 2011 02:07PM
The doc wasn't quite the transcendental experience for which I was hoping, but I still got a lot out of it. I'm glad to see the members repairing their broken personal relationships, though I don't see it leading to a reunion of the original lineup. Fish the drummer was conspicuous by his absence.
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login