Fishbone

U.S. alternative rock band

Fishbone is an American alternative rock band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, which plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, funk, and other musical styles. Critics considered Fishbone to be one of the most distinctive and varied bands of the late '80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a large cult following during the late '80s, yet they never became mainstream.

Fishbone
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Fishbone performing live in 2007
Background information
Also known asFishbone & Familyhood Nextperience
OriginLos Angeles, California, USA
GenresRock
Alternative rock
ska punk
Punk rock
Funk
Funk rock
Funk metal
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Reggae
Soul
AOR
Years active1979–present
LabelsColumbia, Rowdy, Hollywood, High Times Records, Sound In Color, Nuttsactor 5, DC-Jam Records
Associated actsYear of the Dragon, Dirty Walt & The Columbus Sanitation, Trulio Disgracias, Dr. Madd Vibe, The Seedy Arkhestra
Websitehttp://www.fishbone.net/
MembersAngelo Moore
John Norwood Fisher
Walter A. Kibby II
John Steward
Rocky George
Dre Gipson
Past membersPhilip "Fish" Fisher
Kendall Jones
Chris Dowd
John Bigham
Spacey T
Anthony Brewster
Dion Murdock
Tori Ruffin
Andre´ "PaDre" Holmes
Curtis Storey
John McKnight

MembersEdit

For a complete list, see List of Fishbone band members.

CurrentEdit

PastEdit

  • Kendall Jones (1979–1993) – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Dowd (1979–1994) – keyboards, trombone, vocals
  • John "JB" Bigham (1989–1997) – guitar, keyboards
  • Philip "Fish" Fisher (1979–1998) – drums, vocals
  • Anthony Brewster (1997–1998) – keyboards
  • Dion Murdock (1998) - drums
  • Tracey "Spacey T" Singleton (1997–2003) – guitars
  • Tori Ruffin (2003–2006) – guitars
  • Curtis Storey (2005—2007) – trumpet, vocals
  • André "Padre" Holmes (2004–2005, 2007–2008) – trumpet, Vocals, guitar
  • John McKnight (1999–2001, 2005—2011) – keyboards, trombone, guitar, vocals

DiscographyEdit

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SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart Positions
US Hot 100 US Main. Rock US Mod Rock UK[1]
1985 "? (Modern Industry)" - - - -
1985 "Party At Ground Zero" - - - -
1986 "When Problems Arise" - - - -
1988 "Freddie's Dead" - - - -
1989 "Ma and Pa" - - - -
1991 "Fight the Youth" - - - -
1991 "Sunless Saturday" - - 7 -
1991 "Everyday Sunshine" - - 14 60
1993 "Swim" - - - 54
1993 "Unyielding Conditioning" - - - -
1993 "Servitude" - - - -
1996 "Alcoholic" - - - -
2000 "The Suffering" - - - -
2007 "Party With Saddam" - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 201. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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