Album Reviews

Fame, Fortune And Fornication
Reel Big Fish – Fame, Fortune And Fornication
Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 00:00
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Just like jokes about Bush, ska bands covering rock/metal songs are out of fashion. Hell, ska bands themselves are out of fashion. Somehow the guys in Reel Big Fish missed that newsflash and so now I’m stuck with “Fame, Fortune And Fornication”, a cover album that looks just as cheap as it sounds. While singing Slade, Poison and John Cougar Mellencamp songs might seem like a good idea when you find yourself drunk out of your mind in a karaoke bar, it’s not something you want to charge sober people money for. As I’m writing this Reel Big Fish is raping Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” and I’ve given up. What were they thinking? A cover album? Seriously? I’ve always liked these guys but you have to know when to quit.