Legendary for pioneering the Third Wave of US Ska/Rock fusion, FISHBONE are set to embark on their 25th Career Anniversary marked by the release of their 1985 self-titled EP that included the classic single “Party At Ground Zero”. In celebration of this landmark career milestone, FISHBONE will release their FIRST EVER full-length live concert film, LIVE IN BORDEAUX on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
Filmed live in Bordeaux, France April 26, 2008, FISHBONE- “LIVE IN BORDEAUX” will be available direct to fans through the band’s website on www.fishbone.net utilizing the digital delivery platform technology of digital music fore-runners Topspin Media, and digital distribution partner Ingrooves. For fans purchasing directly through www.fishbone.net, The LIVE IN BORDEAUX offering will be bundled exclusively with a limited edition FISHBONE skateboard deck, a double 12-inch picture disc vinyl set of the release, t-shirt, and digital download of the full length CD and video! The release will also be available through Itunes, Amazon, and other digital outlets on February 2, 2010!.
FISHBONE first gained attention in the mid-eighties with their live concerts, earning a reputation as one of the most diverse bands in the alternative rock genre. Their unique stew of different styles, mixed with hectic energy and pounding rhythms, was a huge influence on the funk/rock/new wave/metal/rap hybrid that would become popular in the 1990s. The base of Third Wave Ska, of course, having been largely defined by three bands: L.A.’s Fishbone, N.Y.C.’s The Toasters, and Hollywood’s The Untouchables. Fishbone, the junkyard ska, punk, funk, metal outfit, got its start at Chinatown’s Madame Wong’s in the summer of ’79. As singer Angelo Moore explains: