Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fishbone-Crazy Glue


Long running band Fishbone have been playing a blend of ska, punk rock, funk, hard rock and soul for years. Their latest offering the "Crazy Glue" EP marks their first studio release in five years although they did release a live album and a DVD in the last few years. Their line-up has changed a lot of the years with members leaving, returning and leaving again.However their sound remains largely the same which is a good thing. "Deepshit backstroke" is a bouncing head bobber with swirling riffs. "Afukafoo" is based around deep and simple sounds, but the vocals really keep this one moving. The title track is a heavy slightly choppy attack that benefits from some crazy vocals. "Dui Friday" launches into a blaze of drums and horns and never really lets up. "Flutter butter" is a steady romp, but perhaps the only song on the album where I lost interest about half way through. "Gittin' in that ass" is a surging blast of attitude. The album finishes with "Weed,beer and cigarettes" is a thick, quirky track that's not quite as adventurous as other songs, but still strong and a fine way to close the album. Fishbone have always found ways to do so much and yet make it all sound so natural. This album is no exception as most of it just flows and pulls you along for the wild ride. Glad to see them back and they are supposedly working on a full length album as well for a release in the hopefully near future.

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Blogger Andy said...

I just love Fishbone. I've seen them live several times. The last show I saw was when they played with King's X. Other than having some fat greaser pass out drunk by us (thus spilling beer all over the group I was with) the show was killer. Fishbone have a sound unlike any other and always put on a fun and crazy live show!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Sweet, didn't know they were back, but glad to see 'em return.

8:43 PM  

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