By far my favorite... Ska/punk/rock and lots of horns. The original style and controversial lyrics, so good! Seen them live more times than I can count. It's too bad Vancouver audiences are so bad. Commodore soon?
Fishbone changed my life again this past December Sat. in Chicago! I'm a superfan since 87 and they are as explosive as ever, stagediving from the 1st song on, as skilled as ever...fun new spaced out surprise intros to some songs, Norwood, Angelo, Dirty Walt Kibby and crew(wicked drummer, guitar, horns, theremin, etc) tore the roof off the Bottom Lounge. Met fans after show by merch table, so great! Come funk us up again soon...gonna go see the new Documentary Everyday Sunshine this week
It's not like it actually matters how you found out about a band. It's no shame to find an artist through a media scandal or controversy. I found Fishbone through John Cusack I think. The only thing that actually matters is if you like the music or not.
I just saw the documentary Everyday Sunshine and participated in a Q&A session with one of the co-directors after the screening. The doc was amazing. It was extremely insightful. Prior to seeing it, a vinyl copy of their first EP for Columbia was the only release I had of there. I wIll be exploring their catalog in the coming week. And hope to catch them live when they hit the East Coast again!