Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2011 Voodoo Fest Band Showcase: Fishbone

Rock The Body Electric will be covering this years Voodoo Experience.  Leading up to the event we will be showcasing some of the acts who are playing the show, now the spotlight shines on: Fishbone

Fishbone will be playing Sunday 10/30 @ 1:45 in Le Carnival Bingo! Parlor  
We are moving now to the last day of the festival with our Sunday Spotlights and there are a ton of great acts playing the Voodoo Experience's last day, so pace yourself kiddies! 

The rock/funk/soul/toss-all-the-sounds-in-a-bucket-and-see-what-pops group from Los Angeles California, Fishbone will be doing their dirty deeds this year making the Voodoo Experience that much more freaky.  The band has seen it all over the last 30 years and still continues to get amped and play with unbridled passion.
Coming to prominence in the late 80's Fishbone were the great band that never seem to break out into massive stardom that seemed destined for them.  Now they have a new documentary titled Everyday Sunshine that chronicles the bands career and since it has been completed the band has hit the road to accompany showings of the film.  Voodoo Fest is one of the biggest stages the band has played in a while and surely they will rise to the occasion.

RtBE have been mega-fans of the group ever since we first got a cassette copy of the bands self titled EP released in 1985, and it is still the recording that holds the dearest place in our hearts to this day. Tracks like "Lying Ass Bitch", "U.G.L.Y" and "Another Generation" are all fantastic tracks, not to mention the uber jam, "Party At Ground Zero"

(They played this at the Playboy Mansion? That must have been something...)

Recently RtBE had the privilege of catching the band with a bunch of good friends and we were amazed that the group has lost none of it's edge, in fact they were tighter then they had been in recent years according to most in attendance.  

The album Truth and Soul is another fantastic voyage with a number of great tracks, the bands cover of "Freddie's Dead" was a fantastic update of a classic track, an exceptional cover.  "Subliminal Fascism" is an out and out burner, "Ma and Pa" has always been one of the favorites, but the track that takes the cake is "Bonin' In the Boneyard" with Norwood Fishers insane bass runs:

Joining Norwood on stage in NOLA will be the irrepressible Angelo Moore and the guitar magician Rocky George who played with metal/hardcore stalwarts Suicidal Tendencies and the Cro-Mags.  The band is primed for some mid day Halloween insanity on the 30th, so cruise on by the Bingo! Parlor at 1:15 to get onboard the freak train.     

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