November 23, 2016 at 8:18 am #55429
You might of noticed (unlikely) that the site has been offline for a while. The ancient server I had ReelBigFish.info running on decided it was time to pack up bags and never return. I’ve managed to recover most of the content although the last 100+ days or so have been lost.
I’m going to play around with cleaning up the site a little over the coming weeks hopefully although we’re not as lively as we used to be!
November 24, 2016 at 8:29 am #55431
Wow, I thought it was gone forever. I really appreciate what you do and I am thankful of your commitment to keeping this forum (and website) going for all these years.
November 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm #55432
Same here, I thought this place was gone for good. I realise I sort of missed it, so I’m glad you guys are back.
November 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm #55433
I forgot my password but my browser remembered my password. So it’s okay for now.
December 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm #55434
I want my avatar back.
December 4, 2016 at 7:27 am #55435
…. waiting for Sophie and Reel Big Cohen, where ARE those guys??
December 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm #55436
Light this place up like it’s 2003.
December 16, 2016 at 4:31 am #55437
YESSS FOUND MY PASSWORD AFTER 43 ATTEMPS YESSS
sorry thewind, i’m not going anywhere
December 16, 2016 at 4:33 am #55438
—now where’s the opposum guy with all of his magic content—-
January 2, 2017 at 12:35 am #55439
Happy new year everyone. Any skanking lately?
January 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm #55440
The new Reel Big Fish are playing in Toronto next Friday, on their “Album that virtually no one in the band recorded on” tour.
It’s been a few years since I’ve seen them – Dan was still around – are they even worth seeing anymore? There are a few choice TTRO songs I’d love to see, but honestly… I don’t know if it’s just seeing a bastardization again. That’s sort of what they felt like in 2014. Has new life been breathed into them?
March 9, 2017 at 2:12 am #55449
Saw them last January for the TTRO tour.Besides their cover of The impression That I get I can’t recall anything I hadn’t seen before from them. just your typical RBF show.
Which was a bummer since it was their first real show up here since 2013.Energywise (that’s not a word?) I even appreciated Anti Flag better
March 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm #55450
I suspected as much. I ended up not going.
March 21, 2017 at 8:57 am #55451
I understand people not being excited to see non-original members playing RBF’s catalog of songs, but if RBF kept releasing new albums it would be the actual members playing. It’s been 5 years since the last album, the most years without a full album. Johnny’s instagram shows them recording hornlines, new music would make the concerts more exciting again.
But I hope the photos of them recording aren’t just for the new Goldfinger album. Considering that Matt and Billy performed with Goldfinger with Travis Barker on drums a few days ago. It looks like Goldfinger still puts on a great show.
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Matt and I recording horns on an album your gonna' love….. I bet you can't guess who the artist is. #reelbigfish @reelbigfish #marcinkiewiczmouthpieces @marcinkiewiczmouthpieces #kanstul @mattappleton @billykottage #sshmute
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Billy and Matt performing with Goldfinger
A new album would be great! I really liked Ed’s drumming on the last Suburban Legends album. I hope he bring the same feel to RBF’s new music.
March 23, 2017 at 4:13 pm #55452
Branding is important. I’d have been way more stoked for CCF if it were a Forces of Evil album – I could forgive the glaring issues on it. Plus, it sounds way more like FOE than RBF.
Now, if a new RBF album has a proper producer on it (or at least someone in addition to AB), I’d get pumped.
March 27, 2017 at 8:02 am #55453
To me, songwriting is more important than (technical) production. Artists need someone external to guide them and most importantly tell them when to stop.
Sounds were pretty good on Candy, but songwriting on some songs was a bit sloppy. Still a step forward wrt to Please don’t tell her I have a girlfriend. That one song has has the power to ruin the whole Monkeys album for me. I agree Candy sounds a lot like FOE, with all that “fuck this, fuck that” attitude.
So yes, RBF need a producer, but one with enough taste to help Aaron develop good ideas and enough authority to force him to drop bad ones.
March 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm #55454
Yeah that’s what I meant when I said “producer.” Not an engineer or whatever, but someone who produces the album. Basically, CCF comes down to the fact that no one was around to tell Aaron that nearly all the songs were two minutes two long… that second bridge isn’t needed, you don’t need to do the chorus again, this song doesn’t need three guest vocalists just use Coolie and be done with it etc etc
They’ve never had a better producer than Val Garay. Those songs on Cheer Up! are tight as hell.
November 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm #55462
I got married last week.
November 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm #55463
Congrats fella, best wishes to you and your spouse!
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