I had the good luck to see the band perform live at The Ritz on Halloween in 1985. The bill included 24-7 Spyz and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The Ritz was the epicenter of live music in New York City in the 1980s. An expansive, high ceilinged, two-tiered theatre, it was relatively perfect in every way and I saw many shows there including Bad Manners, the first General Public show in the US and this Fishbone show. It remains one of the best live shows I have ever seen. I recently had the good luck to discover two rare pictures of the band taken during the Halloween performance at The Ritz in 1985:
Thirty years after forming in South Central Los Angeles, Fishbone has finally blessed the release of an official live DVD. The DVD 'Fishbone Live' was released on May 10, 2009. It was filmed during a show in Bordeaux, France in April 2008 by Stephan Kraemer. The band is also currently involved in the making of a documentary film, tentatively titled 'Everyday Sunshine', directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, due to debut in early 2010. Below are video samples from the DVD including the DVD trailers and the songs 'Cholly' and 'Party With Saddam':
The DVD is available for sale through the band's European management company Ter A Terre.