Fame, Fortune and Fornication

Fame, Fortune and Fornication

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by Reel Big Fish
     
 

Reel Big Fish originally formed as a cover band, playing hyperactive renditions of metal anthems and Top 40 material before discovering ska music in the mid-'90s. Although the group released several covers throughout the subsequent decade (most notably a brassy remake of A-ha's "Take on Me," which appeared on the BASEketball soundtrack),See more details below

Overview

Reel Big Fish originally formed as a cover band, playing hyperactive renditions of metal anthems and Top 40 material before discovering ska music in the mid-'90s. Although the group released several covers throughout the subsequent decade (most notably a brassy remake of A-ha's "Take on Me," which appeared on the BASEketball soundtrack), Fame, Fortune and Fornication marks Reel Big Fish's first covers-only album, featuring ten songs in less than 30 minutes. The band speeds through material by the likes of Tom Petty, Slade, and the Eagles, giving each song the standard ska remake treatment of horns, upstroke guitar, and tongue-in-cheek vocals. Poison is the only band to receive two covers, one of which -- a co-ed version of "Talk Dirty to Me" featuring British accents -- is perhaps the highlight of the disc. Other standouts include a version of Toots & the Maytals' "Monkey Man," an unpredictable choice that shows appreciation for RBF's predecessors. The bulk of this record is fairly humdrum, however, delivering on the typical promise of most ska cover albums (e.g. fast, humorous covers of songs that are neither fast nor humorous) but offering few surprises.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
Label:
Rock Ridge Music
UPC:
0677516120425
catalogNumber:
61204
Rank:
92448

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reel Big Fish   Primary Artist
Derek Gibbs   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dan Regan   Trombone,Background Vocals,Group Member
Aaron Barrett   Guitar,Harp,Vocals,Shaker,Group Member
Scott Klopfenstein   Trumpet,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
John Christianson   Trumpet,Background Vocals,Group Member
David Irish   Harp,Hand Clapping,Shaker,Musician,Guest Appearance
Ryland Steen   Drums,Background Vocals,Guiro,Group Member
Brian Klemm   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
Tatiana DeMaria   Vocals,Musician,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Jeff Lynne   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Evren Göknar   Mastering
Van Morrison   Composer
C.C. DeVille   Composer
Rikki Rockett   Composer
Reel Big Fish   Arranger
Cynthia Cochrane   Art Direction
Tom Ames   Management
Desmond Dacres   Composer
Aaron Barrett   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Vince Pileggi   Management
David Irish   Engineer
Nathaniel Taylor   Cover Photo
Brian Klemm   Cover Model
Elizabeth Ashley   Cover Model
Greg "Milo" Milam   Guitar Techician,Stage Manager
Lea   Composer
Holder   Composer
G. Henderson   Composer
B. Michaels   Composer
B. Diaz   Composer
B. Dall   Composer
V. McAuliffe   Composer
John Mellencamp   Composer
G. Frey   Composer
D. Henley   Composer
Dacres   Composer
F. Hibbert   Composer

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