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"Fishbone" is a pioneering alternative rock band that plays a unique fusion of funk, ska, punk rock, reggae, heavy metal, and more. The band was formed in 1979 in the ghettos of South Central Los Angeles by Angelo Moore, also known as "Dr. Madd Vibe" (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino to bass, and theremin); Kendall Jones (guitar); John Norwood Fisher (bass); Philip "Fish" Fisher (drums); "Dirty" Walter A. Kibby II (vocals, trumpet); and Chris Dowd (keyboards, trombone). The group came from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction.

Fishbone first gained attention with their live concerts, earning a reputation as one of the most diverse bands in the alternative rock genre. Their unique stew of different styles, mixed with hectic energy and pounding rhythms, were a huge influence on the funk/rock/metal/rap hybrid that would become popular in the 1990s. The band did not have any official recordings until the release of their self-titled EP, ''Fishbone'', in 1985, which featured the classic ska favorite "Party at Ground Zero". In 1987, in support of their first full-length album, ''In Your Face'', the band ironically years active 1979–present status Active country Los Angeles, California, USA music genre Ska, Punk rock current members Angelo Moore
John Norwood Fisher
John Steward
John McKnight
Rocky George
Tori Ruffin
Dre Gipson
Curtis Storey past members Walter A. Kibby II
Philip "Fish" Fisher
Kendall Jones
Chris Dowd
John Bigham
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Anthony Brewster
Dre Holmes

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