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[2005 - Sardine Records]
Here is the first official kid-friendly release by Big Fish. Part greatest-hits, part rarities, this CD came about when we realized that our last CD Raze The Duds was every bit as lewd as all the others. And now our own kids want to listen to it! Whatever should we do? The answer: Michael has hand-picked the most fun, child-like songs from previous CDs and, in the case of a few, he even borrowed Tipper Gore’s rated-G-scissors and snipped out a few bad words. And here’s the final insult: we’ve included some extra rarities (like the original demo of "Mama & Leenie’s Bakery" featuring Bill Taft on banjo and the lady that worked the register at the Atomic Café) so all those BFE completists will feel the need to buy this one too. How deliciously wholesome!
|Raze The Duds
[2005 - Sardine Records]
Raze the Duds, released in April of 2005, is BFE’s 5th release. This 2-disc set is a mix of out-takes from the band’s other records, live cuts, some new material, rarities and fabulous surprises. It includes 45 songs, 3 videos, and one gentleman rabbit. ‘Take a walk through time and follow BFE’s evolution. This record will make you laugh, cry, and maybe itch a little bit for a few days. Guest appearances by Amy and Emily, Anne Richmond Boston, Al Gore, and the much missed Opal Foxx and Deacon Lunchbox, spice up the record and evoke the magical Atlanta music scene of a different time.
|State Bird of Big Fish Ensemble
[1998 - Put It On A Cracker]
State Bird of Big Fish Ensemble — BFE’s fourth release, from 1998 — celebrates the band’s achievement of statehood, and is the first post-Dave Clair release (Dave left the band in 1995). State Bird finds the band with renewed confidence and hitting its stride as a four-piece. The songs on this disc range from the celebratory and festive (Khosid Wedding Dance, Big Mac Daddy, Goodbye Mister) to the wistful and touching (June Birthday, Here Comes Trouble, Queen, Amelia, Normaltown), or from zany (Dog-faced Boy) to the downright pissed (Sinatra). In other words, another unclassifiable BFE record. This relatively popular disc is out of print, but if you really want to buy it, we will burn a disc just for you and insert the scanned artwork into your jewel case. Almost the same as a real CD.
[1995 - Long Play Records]
Lucky is BFE’s 3rd release, from 1995, and showcases a maturing BFE at the height of its creative power. Masterpieces like My Life in a Shitty Motel, Box of Liquor, Disappear, Devil, What if She Wont Wait, Talk Me Down, Robert, Wrong… Never mind the hit list, all of the songs on this record are fucking masterpieces by a band that has clearly been kicked in the face a few times but keeps on making great music anyway. Buy it you idiots! Indigo Girls add guest vocals on City of Sin. Recorded at Rob Gal’s Snak-n-Shack, 38% of BFE fans identify Lucky as their favorite BFE Record.
|I Hate Parties
[1993 - Long Play Records]
I Hate Parties is BFE’s 2nd release, from 1993. This release catapulted BFE from utter obscurity to just really obscure, raising the question: "Just what the hell is wrong with everyone?" Whoever knew that hating parties could become the theme of such a fun party. BFE continues to attack with a wide palette, just for you. Highlights include the title track, Animal (with guest vocals from Amy and Emily), Stupid Man, Floating, Bad Driver, Amy No, Sunset (over the Dairy Queen)… and the perennial crowd favorites Drank Too Much and Where The Fuckheads Roam.
[1992 - Long Play Records]
Field Trip, BFE’s debut from 1992, firmly established the band’s musical identity as "unclassifiable," or "intelligent pop," or "weird," or "different." Overflowing with innocence, heartbreak, humor, melody, freshness, musicianship, quirkiness, and rock. In other words, a typical BFE record, which you will love. Gems such as Pabst Blue Ribbon Light, Young Artists, Dog, Mud in My Pocket, Houseplant, and My Trip to the Zoo introduced the world, or at least a few stray beings in the world, to the music of BFE. This relatively popular disc is out of print, but if you really want to buy it, we will burn a disc just for you and insert the scanned artwork into your jewel case. Almost the same as a real CD.