Funk metal hybrid band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA, which has never managed to achieve the commercial success its critical reputation deserves. Five of the original members met through the Los Angeles School Bussing Program, a scheme that encouraged black and white children to visit each others schools. Although their recorded output is sparse given their longevity, Fishbones hard political edge and high-octane rhythmic onslaught is every bit as deserving of mass attention as the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Living Colour.
The original line-up of the band featured Chris Maverick Meat Dowd (Christopher Gordon Dowd, 20 September 1965, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; trombone/keyboards), Dirty Walter Kibby (b. Walter Adam Kibby II, 13 November 1964, Columbus, Ohio, USA; trumpet, horn, vocals), Kendall Jones (b. Kendall Rey Jones, USA; guitar), Philip Fish Fisher (b. 16 July 1967, El Camino,...
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