Thursday, March 19, 2009


Fishbone's "Truth and Soul"(1988) is possibly Fishbone's greatest release. On this album Fishbone perfectly brings together elements of ska, funk, soul, rock, and metal. From the opening notes of their cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead", you know these guys mean business. The upbeat ska of "Ma and Pa" and the gut wrenching, downer soul-meets-reggae of "Pouring Rain" are the highlights of this album to me, but all tracks are excellent. The only Fishbone album that comes close to over shadowing this one would be their gigantic sounding follow-up "The Reality of My Surroundings". For some reason I prefer "Truth and Soul" though. Maybe because it's the first Fishbone album I ever heard. Anyway, check it out. It's easy to find and dirt cheap ($6.99 US at Amazon).

Click here to listen to "Ma and Pa".

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