Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin' the Fonkay

Columbia/Legacy C2K 65009 2xCD / CK 65011 CS, released 1996 (U.S.)
Columbia/Legacy C2K 65009 2xCD, released 1996 (Canada)
Columbia COL 485112 2 2xCD, released 1996 (Europe)
Sony SRCS 9250-1 2xCD, released 1996 (Japan)

I was so happy when this anthology was released. Apparently, the early Fishbone demo tape had made its rounds in the L.A. music scene. I hadn't ever lived anywhere near the west coast, so it never made it to me. The second disc of this set features those demos, along with some other previously unreleased tracks. The first disc is basically a compilation of greatest hits from the band's Columbia years. It's good, but...well, the meat of this release is disc two. When I got this, I finally had access to studio versions of some tracks that I had heard in live recordings for years (like "Fishbone Is Red Hot, " an end-of-show staple). Made me smile. It came out as a double CD set (with one promo cassette version).

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia/Legacy C2K 65009 2xCD (U.S.) 5-8 1 Stable
Columbia/Legacy C2K 65009 2xCD (Canada) 2-4 3 Stable
Columbia COL 485112 2 2xCD (Europe) 6-10 2 Stable
Sony SRCS 9250-1 2xCD 5-8 3 Stable

This page was last updated on February 21, 2022.

Fishbone Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.