welcome back to the Skaject folks! today we’re looking at our final release from 1990, Fishbone’s EP Set the Booty Up Right / Bonin’ In the Boneyard EP.

we kick off with our first of two variations on Bonin’ in the Boneyard, New and Improved Bonin’ – this one’s funky and a very fun vibe, and it strips away some of the heavier parts of the original. unfortunately, it feels like it sands down a lot of the track – the horns and bass are both mellower. p solid but overshadowed by the original. In the Name of Swing is a track that utilizes a very fast, very swingy bassline and i really dig it. great track. I’m not a big fan of Love and Bullshit. the chorus here is the not fun kinda frantic. i feel like theres a lot to like outside of the chorus, but it just doesnt really work for me. Behind My Glasses is a funny track. they pull of a really fun “strut” for this song, and its just reallt fun energy. not an all the time type of track but i dig it. Bonin’ In the Jungle is the second Bonin’ variant, and it goes a bit raunchier, musically and in the sound clips. another fun way to play with the track, but its just aight.

faves – In the Name of Swing
dislikes –

really neat EP! the Bonin’ variants didnt do a ton for me and Love and Bullshit was a bit of a miss, but def check this out if you loved Bonin’ and want more, or just love Fishbone, as i really liked the other two songs. again, neat!

Set the Booty Up Right / Bonin’ In the Boneyard EP – 6/10

but that’s not it for this week, as we’re looking at our first 1991 releases as well. stay turned for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Where’d You Go? and Mephiskapheles’ The DEMOn.

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previous: How’s It Goin’? | next: Where’d You Go?

previous Fishbone record: Truth and Soul | next: The Reality of My Surroundings

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