The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Although it's been four years since Fishbone was last sighted in recorded form, the godfathers of ska-punk-funk nuttiness are far from fossilized -- even if these grooves seem fired up by a coal mine's worth of pent-up energy. The aptly titled PSYCHOTIC FRIENDS NUTTWERX brings together a slew of the band's allies, all of whom contribute to the psychedelic house party atmosphere. They picked a peck of Red Hot Chili Peppers to guest on the Sly Stone-styled "Shakey Ground," while other tracks call on the diverse talents -- to say the least -- of folks like X-rated comic Blowfly and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. But even with the cast of thousands, Angelo Moore and company ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Although it's been four years since Fishbone was last sighted in recorded form, the godfathers of ska-punk-funk nuttiness are far from fossilized -- even if these grooves seem fired up by a coal mine's worth of pent-up energy. The aptly titled PSYCHOTIC FRIENDS NUTTWERX brings together a slew of the band's allies, all of whom contribute to the psychedelic house party atmosphere. They picked a peck of Red Hot Chili Peppers to guest on the Sly Stone-styled "Shakey Ground," while other tracks call on the diverse talents -- to say the least -- of folks like X-rated comic Blowfly and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. But even with the cast of thousands, Angelo Moore and company shine through in fabulously freaky style, whether waxing political "AIDS and Armageddon" or P-Funk maniacal "Where'd You Get Those Pants". Dialing up the PSYCHOTIC FRIENDS might not solve those love life troubles, but you might be dancing too hard to notice.
All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Regrouping with an approximately half-new lineup, Fishbone returned in 2000 on Hollywood Records with their first album of new material since 1996's Chim Chim's Badass Revenge. Sporting a full title of Fishbone and the Familyhood Nextperience Presents: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx, the record presents a bevy of guest performers, from funk legends George Clinton and Rick James to Gwen Stefani, lead singer of fellow California ska aficionados No Doubt, to legendary underground comedian Blowfly, to -- of all people -- Donny Osmond; there's also an assortment of fellow pioneers in the fusion of hard alternative rock with funk, including Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, H.R. of Bad Brains, and the instrumental portion of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Still and all, it's definitely Fishbone's show, and thanks to the band's most memorable and focused batch of songs in quite some time -- even not counting the covers of Sly & the Family Stone's "Everybody Is a Star" and the Temptations' "Shakey Ground" -- it's an often formidable show at that. The record concentrates most heavily on the funk and ska sides of the Fishbone sound, lending a sunny, good-humored vibe throughout; plus, with a total playing time of 45 minutes, the album's eclectic grooves are kept from meandering or growing stale. Refocused and re-energized, The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx is far and away Fishbone's best album in nearly a decade.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2000
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616217943
  • Catalog Number: 162179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shakey Ground - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:45)
  2. 2 The Suffering (5:16)
  3. 3 Where'd You Get Those Pants - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:44)
  4. 4 Everybody Is a Star - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:50)
  5. 5 One Planet People - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (5:16)
  6. 6 Just Allow - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:29)
  7. 7 AIDS & Armageddon - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (5:57)
  8. 8 It All Kept Startin' over Again - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (5:58)
  9. 9 Dear God - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:45)
  10. 10 Karma Tsunami - Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fishbone Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Angelo Moore Horn, Theremin, Vocals
Norwood Fisher Bass, Vocals
Spacey T. Guitar, Vocals
John Steward Drums
John McKnight Horn, Keyboards
Fishbone & Familyhood Nextperience Track Performer
Technical Credits
Eddie Hazel Composer
Jeffrey Bowen Composer
Bradley Cook Engineer
Steve Lindsey Producer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Composer
Alphonso Boyd Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE FONK-AY-EST!!

    Oh my god!!!! This album could heat up a shed in the middle of Nebraska in the wintertime!! Fishbone's most consistent and imaginative album in years...perhaps ever!! They lay down hardcore political funk/reggae (''AIDS And Armageddon''), rock with newfound positivity (''Just Allow''), re-define classic funk sides (''Shakey Gound,'' ''Everybody Is A Star''), lay down their own brand of P-Funk (''Where'd You Get Those Pants,'' ''It All Kept Startin' Over Again''), tackle inner spiritual struggles with sly wit (''Dear God''), wax on about unity and Karma with ska-inflected tones (''One Planet People,'' ''Karma Tsunami''), and they even come up with a hilarious but somehow sincere love song in a reggae groove (''The Suffering''). They're joined by an incredible cast of characters (George Clinton, Rick James, H.R., Flea, etc.) and the addition of the unbelievable Spacey-T Singleton on guitar is a practical revelation. You won't find this much funk in very much music today, so if you're life isn't quite as stanky as it could be, pick up this album.

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