Band: Reel Big Fish
Album: Monkeys For Nothin' And The Chimps For Free
Release Date: January 2022
Music Genre: Punk Rock Alternative Rock Ska
Release Country: Europe
Record Type: 17 Tracks CD Album
A ska-punk band from Huntington Beach, California. Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The band was distinguished by their hyper-kinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997 when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the band's popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was released in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the (...)
|2||Another F.U. Song||1:04|
|3||Live Your Dream||3:13|
|4||My Imaginary Friend||3:24|
|6||The New Version Of You||3:23|
|7||Will The Revolution Come||2:22|
|8||Another Day In Paradise||2:41|
|10||Please Don't Tell Her I Have A Girlfriend||2:57|
|14||Why Do All Girls Think They're Fat||2:33|
|15||I'm Her Man||4:11|
|16||Til I Hit The Ground||3:48|
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