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Classic Album Review: Fishbone’s Familyhood Nexperience | The Friendliest Psychosis of All

The party-hearty crew deliver a trio of furiously funky, punky and spunky tracks.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Ska-punk-funk-junk freakazoids Fishbone seem to be less a band than a roving party these days. Not that anyone is complaining.

Like their last album Psychotic Friends Nuttwerk, this half-hour EP is one big VIP bash, with the five ’bone daddies hosting a guest list that includes George Clinton, Blowfly, Buckethead, Les Claypool and a few others who slipped past the velvet rope. And like that last album, Friendliest Psychosis of All lets its freak flag fly high, with the expanded ensemble offering three furiously funky, energetically punky, exuberantly spunky tracks, anchored by the 20-minute X-Quewz Mee, Dr. Madd Vibe, Emergency House Call Pull-ease, a free-form jam of jazz-funk grooves and spoken-word absurdity. Call it a party on plastic.