Them Bones | FISHBONE |MoPOP Founders Award 2020
Fishbone is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1979, that plays a fusion of ska, punk, funk, metal, reggae, and soul. AllMusic has described the group as “one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late ’80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following yet they were never able to earn a mainstream audience.”
Fishbone first assembled in 1979 with John Norwood Fisher (bass), his brother Philip “Fish” Fisher (drums), Angelo Moore (vocals, saxophones and theremin), Kendall Jones (guitar), “Dirty” Walter A. Kibby II (vocals, trumpet), and Christopher Dowd (keyboards, trombone, vocals).
They achieved their greatest commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, after which they went through many personnel changes.
From 2003 to 2010, John Norwood Fisher and Angelo Moore were the last remaining original members of the band. In the 2010s, all the other original members except Kendall Jones rejoined the band for various reunions and anniversary activities. In November 2020, Kendall Jones joined the band on stage for the first time since 1993 for a performance of “Them Bones” by Alice In Chains for a tribute to the band arranged by the Museum of Pop Culture.