Fishbone

Genres: Comedy Horror Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": ska funk rock alternative punk funk metal funk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 other’s schools. Although their recorded output is sparse given their longevity, Fishbone’s 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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