Fishbones Familyhood Experience, The Friendliest Psychosis of All

By Heath McLeod

The Fishbone crew’s latest EP needs a track-by-track breakdown to show the problems that we, the unfortunate listeners, are exposed to.

"A Friendly Psychosis" starts the album off with George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, doing an amusing rave on producers as the voice of God. The album then takes a turn for the worse, and tumbles downhill as Clinton gets off the mic.

"Let Dem Hoes Fight pt. 2" plunges the album to a depth I didn’t think possible; clumsy lyrics and an annoying mixture of punk, funk and hip-hop, so devoid of talent that it’s difficult to even make it to the final track. What’s worse is that we, the ill-fated audience, still need to sit through another twenty minutes-and the disc is only thirty minutes long.

"X-Quewz Mee, Dr. Madd Vibe, House Call Pull-ease" brings the disc back to the funk thrown down before the battle of the hoes. However, Angelo Moore’s vocals ruin anything remotely entertaining about the track, making listeners suffer through his ramblings as his "crazy" alter ego Dr. Madd Vibe.

Crazy? Because he stumbles over his words, can’t sing, keep a beat, or maintain any flow doesn’t mean he’s crazy–he just sucks.


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