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Truth & Soul
Fishbone
Truth & Soul
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Truth & Soul is the most focused, most frenetic, and most political album in Fishbone's small but important catalog of ska/metal/funk/punk. They still party on this record (note "Bonin' in the Boneyard") but they also offe...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Fishbone
Title: Truth & Soul
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 9/13/1988
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Funk, Soul, Funk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644089127

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Truth & Soul is the most focused, most frenetic, and most political album in Fishbone's small but important catalog of ska/metal/funk/punk. They still party on this record (note "Bonin' in the Boneyard") but they also offer some serious doses of reality, and some fierce insight about growing up black in America. Much of the material (including "Slow Bus Movin'," "Ghetto Soundwave," and the potent, hopeful "One Day") was recorded on the 1988 birthdates of Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Madcap vocalist Angelo Moore is in good form on Truth, but guitarist Kendall Jones often threatens to steal the show, particularly on the amped-up cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead." --Michael Ruby

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FULL ON!
DURGAZ | 04/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the mega nut of supreme positive potency, it'll take you a Mighty Long Way from where you started out from in your day-to-day! Energetic and uplifting and crazy. Also soulful and serious. If you like this then try the Chili Peppers' first few albums, and Fishbone's first release, the self-titled E.P. TAKE ME AWAY, SPECIAL K!"
Why oh why!
Gogol | England | 04/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey I like the Red Hot Chilis as much as anyone else but this band were just as good if not better than them so why are they not up there with them or even at least get 5 minutes of fame like No Doubt? I read on black punks website one of there members did suggest a reason and hey, it doesn't take a genius to work out (It was only really Living Colour back in the day who made it big)

Have to say though while latter day Red Hot Chilis have their own style and play it well back a few years and they were just plain average, before Mothers Milk this band blew them away. Fishbone knew how to mix funk, ska, punk and just about everything else and make is come out sounding sweet. Even gave us the added bonus of lyrics that actually meant something (unlike early Chilis)

You really need to buy this one, check out 24/7 Spyz as well."
Fusion Pioneers
Muzic D Mand | T-Town | 08/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The big buzz in the music scene over the last decade or so has been "fusion bands." Well, no one does Fusion like Fishbone, and no one did it WHEN they did it! Funk/Punk/Ska/Speed Metal...with horns. I dug Truth & Soul out the other day and it still is fresh and modern. How can a 20 year old album not age a day? I think it starts with the use of real instruments, so the sound is full and rich, unlike the hollowness sythesized sound creates. Also, the album's creativity seems endless. Each song brings a new sound with it. There is no tired repetition like alot of other artists who work by "formula."
Why isn't Fishbone the best-known band in the world right now? After listening to this album, you may want to know. Shhh...the secret is...they're black. They made music white people listened to; it was not rap or R&B, so they didn't get the support from the black community that contemporaries did. Other black bands who did "white" music, like Living Colour and Bad Brains, also excelled in their genres, but got little credit for it.
Fishbone predates No Doubt, Mighty Might Bosstones, and even the popular days of Red Hot Chili Peppers, but if you like any of the above, give this a listen. If you like more than one of the above, buy it - no preview neccessary!"