EP154: Fishbone “Truth & Soul”

Fishbone’s eclectic mix of Funk, Punk, Ska and Metal hit its commercial peak with 1988’s Truth & Soul.  Not as gritty or chaotic as previous releases but unmistakably Fishbone.  Their music could only be made by them, six African American guys from LA wearing their hearts on their sleeves and on T&S deciding to express their social consciousness and the Black experience on record.  It’s a complicated party music and a fun conversation. 
 
Recommended Listening 
 
Songs
The Promise Ring Is This Thing On?
https://open.spotify.com/track/5dgyKLZKxfreuDaDQwEj9U
 
Curtis Mayfield Freddie’s Dead
https://open.spotify.com/track/2ouFIPC3O1HNBcVTw1d9AN
 
The Vandals Urban Struggle
https://open.spotify.com/track/7LqPbpF0tmGOkBBmXKmfI8
 
Book
John Doe & Tom DeSalva More Fun in the New World:  The Unmaking and legacy of LA Punk
https://www.amazon.com/More-Fun-New-World-Unmaking/dp/0306922126/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/140-2122495-8781915?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0306922126&pd_rd_r=a64429e4-f450-4513-836d-821e77d9b878&pd_rd_w=E3aq1&pd_rd_wg=qSbSg&pf_rd_p=a0d6e967-6561-454c-84f8-2ce2c92b79a6&pf_rd_r=427TPYCYCK7YKH2QY8HN&psc=1&refRID=427TPYCYCK7YKH2QY8HN
 

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