Bonin' in the Boneyard

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In 1990, two years had passed since Fishbone had released the great Truth & Soul. In the meantime, the already largely populated band had expanded to include another member, former Miles Davis player John Bigham, on second guitar. And since it would take another full year until their next full-length album would see the light of day (1991's The Reality of My Surroundings), the band decided to fill the void with a five-track EP titled after Truth & Soul's best song, "Bonin' in the Boneyard." While the great original version was not included, two new takes were: "New and Improved Bonin'" and "Bonin' in the Jungle." Neither came close to topping the original, but three other tracks fared better: "In the Name of Swing," "Love and Bullshit," and "Hide Behind My Glasses." While one of the tracks would resurface on the 1996 two-CD compilation Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin, the other four are unavailable anywhere else. Although it's currently out of print, hardcore Fishbone fans will want the EP for its uncommon material.

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