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Hollywood HR-62179-2 CD, released 2000 (U.S./Canada)
Edel 0121792HWR CD, released 2000 (Europe)
Roadrunner 6497-2 CD, released 2000 (Brazil)
Hollywood AVCW-13007 CD, released 2000 (Japan)

When this album came out, it followed an extended period of time (four years) that were completely devoid of Fishbone studio material. The fans were hungry. That is not to say that the band was inactive, though. They toured incessantly during those years, and further fine-tuned their live performance. They reached back into their catalogue of ska songs, which had all but disappeared from their 1993-96 live sets. The 1997-98 period was one of my favorite times to see Fishbone. They put together a phenomenal two-hour set that contained basically all of my favorites of their songs, and brought it on with full Fishbone intensity every night. I once saw them four nights in a row in 1998. It was supposed to be five, but my body couldn't take it. Anyway, this album made me happy. It brought the Fishbone sound back to that which I liked best. All of Fishbone's efforts have merit. This one was a really solid effort. It's probably my favorite thing they have done this century. Weirdly, I appear to be in the minority with that opinion - a lot of people don't like this one. No vinyl - just CD. The Japanese CD had a bonus track - "In the Heat of Anger".

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Hollywood HR-62179-2 CD (U.S.) 4-6 1 Stable
Edel 0121792HWR CD (Europe) 3-5 1 Stable
Roadrunner 6497-2 CD (Brazil) 8-10 5 Stable
Hollywood AVCW-13007 CD (Japan) 10-15 2 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.