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An English [[Ska Punk]] band that has been together since 1990, and shares members with [[Subhumans]].
 
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Citizen Fish often eschews the raw political statements and nihilistic viewpoint of the former, instead focusing on issues of social alienation and human interaction, viewed through a more optimistic lense.
 
Citizen Fish often eschews the raw political statements and nihilistic viewpoint of the former, instead focusing on issues of social alienation and human interaction, viewed through a more optimistic lense.

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Intro

An English Ska Punk band that has been together since 1990, and shares members with Subhumans.

Citizen Fish often eschews the raw political statements and nihilistic viewpoint of the former, instead focusing on issues of social alienation and human interaction, viewed through a more optimistic lense.

Both Citizen Fish and The Subhumans deal with themes such as anti-consumerism and vegetarianism.

Info

Based out of Bath, England, the original members were Dick Lucas (vocals/words), Jasper (bass), Trotsky (drums), and Larry (guitar).

Following their first album, Free Souls in a Trapped Environment, Larry left the band and was replaced by Phil, who, along with Dick and Trotsky, had previously been a member of the Subhumans.

Jasper and Dick had previously played together in Culture Shock.

In July 2006, Silas (formerly of Bath-based band Cooper S with Jasper and Andy Evans) replaced Trotsky on drums. In the following month, after a five-year recording hiatus, the band returned to the studio to record songs for a split album with the New York band Leftöver Crack.

Their latest and eighth full-length studio album, 2011's Goods was hailed as a return to form and they remain active, releasing the Manmade EP in 2015.

Discography

Albums List

1) Free Souls in a Trapped Environment (Album Bluurg Records Fish 24, 1990)

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(Recorded at the Refuge 17–19 April 1990 and Southern Studios 7–10 June 1990)

2) Wider Than a Postcard (Album Bluurg Records, 1992)

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(Recorded and Mixed at Southern Studios 21–28 November 1991)

3) Flinch (Album Bluurg Records Fish 31, 1993)

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(Recorded 2-6, Mixed 11–13 August 1993 at St. Marks, London) (Additional musicians: "Alex and Jim from Bender on Trumpets"

4) Millennia Madness (Album Bluurg Records Fish 34, Lookout! Records No. 123, 1995)

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(Recorded and Mixed at St. Marks, London 28 March-6 April 1995) (Additional musicians: Alex [Bender]-Trumpet. John [P.A.I.N.]-more Voice)

5) Thirst (Album Lookout! Records No. 152, 1996)

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(Recorded at River Studio, London 1–10 May 1996)

6) Psychological Background Reports (Bluurg Records, 1996)

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(collection rare and previously unreleased material)

7) Active Ingredients (Album Lookout! Records No. 212, 1998, Bluurg Records FISH38, 1999)

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(Recorded November 1998, Mixed January 1999 at Phil's Roadside Cafe, Warminster. This is the first Citizen Fish album that was recorded without outside help. It was engineered by Phil, and mixed by Phil and Jasper, using Phil's 4-track machine. This is also the first Citizen Fish album with a hidden track...going by the CD booklet, the song is called 'Breaking A Habit' and plays after "Not For Sale" on the same track.)

8) Life Size (Album, Honest Don's Old English Recordings, 2001)

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9) What Time We On? (Live Album, Bluurg Records Fish 47, 2006)

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(This CD is a live compilation, from the years 1992-1998. Compiled by Jasper)

10) Deadline (split album with Leftöver Crack, Fat Wreck Chords, FAT-720, 2007)

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(Citizen Fish's half recorded 28–31 August 2006 at State Of Art, Bristol. This album marks the first time that the Citizen Fish line-up has been listed as a whole band rather than a band with additional musicians who played on certain tracks. It can be inferred that the "new" Citizen Fish is a sextet with horns.)

11) Goods (Studio Album, Alternative Tentacles - virus424, 2011)

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(hailed by many as a return to form)

EPs & Singles List

1) Disposable Dream (7" Bluurg Records Fish 27/Lookout! Records No. 60, 1992)

(Recorded and Mixed 2 October 1991 at White House Studio)

2) Citizen Fish/AOS3 split EP (Bluurg Records Fish 29, 1992)

3) Habit 7" (Lookout! Records, 1998)

4) Baby-Punchers/Meltdown Split 7-inch EP with Leftöver Crack (Fat Wreck Chords FAT-226, 2006)

5) Dancing on Spikes (EP, 2012)

6) Manmade (EP, 2015)

Members/ Past Members Name Check

  • Dick Lucas/vocals,lyrics
  • Jasper Pattison, Bass, Vocals
  • Phil Bryant, Guitar
  • Silas Berney, Drums
  • Alex Gordon, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion
  • Matt Dowse, Trombone
  • Larry, guitar
  • Trotsky, drums
  • Minty, trumpet
  • Roberto Miguel Reyes, trombone USA
  • Jessica Mills, Saxophone USA

External Links

www.citizenfish.com