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Fame, Fortune and Fornication


Download links and information about Fame, Fortune and Fornication by Reel Big Fish. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Punk, Reggae, Ska, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 32:28 minutes.

Artist: Reel Big Fish
Release date: 2009
Genre: Punk, Reggae, Ska, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 32:28
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No. Title Length
1. Nothing But a Good Time 3:02
2. Mama We're All Crazy Now 2:17
3. Veronica Sawyer 3:25
4. Authority Song 2:56
5. Brown Eyed Girl 3:04
6. The Long Run 3:36
7. Won't Back Down 3:09
8. Keep a Cool Head 2:13
9. Monkey Man 2:29
10. Talk Dirty to Me 3:43
11. Twist and Crawl 2:34



Reel Big Fish originally formed as a cover band, playing hyperactive renditions of metal anthems and Top 40 material before discovering ska music in the mid-'90s. Although the group released several covers throughout the subsequent decade (most notably a brassy remake of A-ha's "Take on Me," which appeared on the BASEketball soundtrack), Fame, Fortune and Fornication marks Reel Big Fish's first covers-only album, featuring ten songs in less than 30 minutes. The band speeds through material by the likes of Tom Petty, Slade, and the Eagles, giving each song the standard ska remake treatment of horns, upstroke guitar, and tongue-in-cheek vocals. Poison is the only band to receive two covers, one of which — a co-ed version of "Talk Dirty to Me" featuring British accents — is perhaps the highlight of the disc. Other standouts include a version of Toots & the Maytals' "Monkey Man," an unpredictable choice that shows appreciation for RBF's predecessors. The bulk of this record is fairly humdrum, however, delivering on the typical promise of most ska cover albums (e.g. fast, humorous covers of songs that are neither fast nor humorous) but offering few surprises.