Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Reel Big Fish: Fame, Fortune And Fornication

Reel Big Fish
Fame, Fortune And Fornication
Rock Ridge Music [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Reel Big Fish were one of those bands that had the right song ("Sell Out") at the the right time (Ska Launch) but if you knew anything about them you would know that they were just as much about the fun as they were about the music. Fame, Fortune And Fornication finds the band 13 years after their breakout album and long after ska is back underground, so it is no surprise that this is an album of interesting covers from the likes of Poison, Slade, John Mellencamp, Eagles, Tom Petty, and more. It is a fun listen but at the end of the day is it necessary - probably not but it still is enjoyable and fans will definitely check it out - the rest will just pass it over.

Key Track: "Authority Song"

Band With Similar Fire: Less Than Jake

Official Reel Big Fish Website
Reel Big Fish MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony