Well that all folks! No band's music has had as much impact on my life as Fishbone's. During their 24 years together (forming while still in junior high school) they developed a reputation of being one of the greatest live acts anywhere, despite never finding mainstream success and poor album sales. Dropped from label after label (No Doubt and the Chili Peppers constantly mention them as major influences, but nobody quite figured out how to market a black rock band), Fishbone began releasing albums on their own label in 2002. But with poor management and performing live almost every night just to make ends meet, they never quite got their act together in recording and marketing new stuff. I saw Fishbone play in Halifax last year, and it was amazing. The best concert I've ever been to. I couldn't believe how many people showed up, and everybody was really into it... a night I'll never forget. Considering the caliber of musicianship they deliver, they're all remarkably approachable and generous to their fans. But they just struggled too hard for too long. It eventually had to stop. Fishbone announced on their November 1st show in Seattle that it would be their last. Gone but not forgotten.