Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s. With their hyperactive, self-conscious diversity, goofy sense of humor, and sharp social commentary, the group gained a sizable cult following during the late '80s.
Truth and Soul is their second studio album, originally released in 1988. The album features a wide array of genres including punk, ska, reggae, soul, funk, elements of hard rock and blues. Truth and Soul contains a cover version of Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead", originally from the soundtrack to the film Super Fly and it is the first single of the album. Three other tracks were released as singles "Ma and Pa", with a video directed by Mike Lipscombe, "Change" and "One Day". The album was awarded four-out-of-five stars in 2004's The New Rolling Stone Album Guide.
Truth And Soul is available as a 35th anniversary edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on translucent red coloured vinyl and includes the original insert with lyrics and liner notes.
SIDE A1. FREDDIE'S DEAD
2. MA AND PA
3. QUESTIONS OF LIFE
4. POURING RAIN
5. DEEP INSIDE
6. MIGHTY LONG WAY
SIDE B1. BONIN' IN THE BONEYARD
2. ONE DAY
3. SUBLIMINAL FASCISM
4. SLOW BUS MOVIN' (HOWARD BEACH PARTY)
5. GHETTO SOUNDWAVE