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Fishbone: Fishbone (Columbia)

Randall Grass, Spin, July 1985

THIS NEW Fishbone record has a great set of titles: 'Ugly', 'Another Generation', 'Party at Ground Zero', 'Lyin' Ass Bitch', 'V.T.T.L.O.T.RD.G.R.', and '?'. Now, any record with titles like that is either going to be great or awful. Occasionally, some no-talent wiseass has enough rock 'n' roll spirit to think up a great set of titles. But not very often. Lemme tell ya', it took only about 45 seconds of Fishbone for me to realize they were delivering the goods. It's rock 'n' roll, not rock; the spirits of Little Richard, Chuck Berry and dozens of anonymous honkers and shouters haunt the grooves.

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