Fishbone photographed by Ann Summa
Combining equal parts of deep funk, high–energy punk, and frantic ska, the Los Angeles–based Fishbone were one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s and were spawned fro m the same circle of bands as Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers. With their hyperactive, self–conscious diversity, goofy sense of humour, and sharp social commentary, the group have gained a sizeable cult following and have sold out shows across the world. The group signed with Columbia Records in the mid–'80s, releasing a self–titled EP in 1985. The following year, Fishbone released their first full–len gth album, In Your Face. From here the band have had a prolific output – with over ten albums since their genesis. They've worked with the likes of Primus and Suicidal Tendencies, showing an eclecticism not s een in the independent scene since Bad Brains. Upbeat and surging with energy, "Still Stuck In Your Throat" crackles with the life of a band possessed. With an experimental edge to the new recordings, and wit h a sound authentic enough to appeal to fans of The Specials and Sublime (of which, the classic track "Date Rape" is covered here) but creative and eccentric enough ("Party With Saddam–!") to satisfy follower s of DC–punk, post–hardcore and jazz, it seems that Fishbone have yet again transcended genre in the name of digression. Six years in the making, the new Fishbone album, "Still Stuck In Your Throat", recaptur es the magic of this group's unique live energy and wildly popular anthems. Reuniting with original producer Sony/Columbia Records, David Kahne ("Fishbone", "Truth and Soul", "The Reality of My Surroundings") , songs like "Jackass Brigade", "Skank `n Go Nuttz", "The Devil Made Me Do It", and "Forever Moore" showcase the musical diversity and genre mixing that Fishbone is known worldwide and loved for. A testament of their eclectic musical stylings, "Still Stuck In Your Throat" has been highly praised and received by their legions of fans during their recent touring schedule.