Fishbone (EP)

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Fishbone
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EP by Fishbone
Released September 21, 1985
Recorded 1985 at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA and Eldorado Recording Studios, Burbank, CA
Genre Alternative rock, ska punk
Length 26:33
Label Columbia Records
Producer David Kahne
Fishbone chronology
Fishbone
(1985)
In Your Face
(1986)In Your Face1986
Singles from Fishbone
  1. "? (Modern Industry)"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Party at Ground Zero"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Fishbone is the recording debut of alternative group Fishbone. This six-song EP was released in 1985 and captures the band at the height of their early funk/ska era, the track "Party at Ground Zero" remains one of the band's most popular tracks.

The track "V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F." stands for "Voyage to the Land of the Freeze-Dried Godzilla Farts", as confirmed on the band's website, and is about a government attempt to convince the public that Hiroshima was actually caused by Godzilla farting.

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1985 Village Voice United States "Albums of the Year (EP)" 3 [4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ugly" Kendall Jones 2:52
2. "Another Generation" Jones 4:04
3. "? (Modern Industry)" David Kahne, Jones 4:26
4. "Party at Ground Zero" Jones, Angelo Moore, John Norwood Fisher 6:31
5. "V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F." Fisher 4:23
6. "Lyin' Ass Bitch" Lisa R. Grant, Jones, Moore 4:16
7.   "Skankin' To The Beat" (bonus track, some vinyl editions)[5]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Lisa Grant – vocals on "Lyin' Ass Bitch"

Production[edit]

  • Nancy Donald – design
  • David Kahne – engineer
  • Tony Lane – design
  • David Leonard – engineer, mixing
  • John Scarpati – photography
  • Jack Skinner – mastering (Sterling Sound, New York City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "allmusic ((( Fishbone > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Fishbone". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 298, cited March 31, 2010
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Fishbone". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  4. ^ "Village Voice - Albums of the Year". AcclaimedMusic.net. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  5. ^ Fishbone Official Page, Facebook, April 19, 2014