Three Fish (album)

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Three Fish

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Cover to the Compact Disc version of the album
Studio album by Three Fish
Released June 11, 1996
Recorded August 1994 – January 1996 at John & Stu's Place and Avast Recording Co., Seattle, Washington
Genre Alternative rock
Length58:05
Language English
Label Epic
Producer John Goodmanson, Three Fish
Three Fish chronology
Three Fish
(1996)
The Quiet Table
(1999) The Quiet Table1999
Vinyl LP

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Artwork for the 1996 vinyl edition
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Three Fish is the debut studio album by the American rock band Three Fish. It was released on June 11, 1996 through Epic Records.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Three Fish

Three Fish was an American rock band formed in 1994 by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament. The lineup featured Ament, Robbi Robb of Tribe after Tribe, and Richard Stuverud of the Fastbacks and War Babies.

Epic Records American record label

Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. The label was founded predominantly as a jazz and classical music label in 1953, but later expanded its scope to include a more diverse range of genres, including pop, R&B, rock, and hip hop. Epic has released music by artists including Glenn Miller, Tammy Wynette, George Michael, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Shakin Stevens, Europe, Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ted Nugent, Shakira, Sly & the Family Stone, The Hollies, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, ABBA, Anastacia, Boston, Dave Clark Five, Gloria Estefan, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, and Michael Jackson. Along with Arista, Columbia and RCA Records, Epic is one of Sony Music Entertainment's four flagship record labels.

Contents

Overview

Three Fish is a musical collaboration between Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, Robbi Robb of Tribe After Tribe, and Richard Stuverud of the Fastbacks. The album's recording sessions took place from August 1994 to January 1996 at John & Stu's Place and Avast Recording Co. in Seattle, Washington. The band worked with producer John Goodmanson, who also mixed the album. The album's cover art was illustrated by Ames Design. The album's songs combine rock music with mystical-style Eastern music. The album received critical recognition. [3] David Fricke of Rolling Stone said, "The whole thing is a weird mix folky self-obsession, crackling pop, heavy, metallic sighing – but Three Fish is definitely worth, in the words of one song, 'a lovely meander.'" [2] Music videos were made for the songs "Laced" and "Song for a Dead Girl".

Jeff Ament musician, songwriter

Jeffrey Allen Ament is an American musician and songwriter who serves as the bassist for the American rock band Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam American band

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament. Since 1998, the band has also included drummer Matt Cameron. Boom Gaspar (keyboards) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Jack Irons, Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, and Dave Abbruzzese are former members of the band.

Richard Stuverud drummer

Richard Allen Stuverud, Jr. is an American drummer from Seattle, Washington, United States. Known for playing in several bands in the Seattle scene, his first was the punk rock band The Fastbacks. Through the mid-90s, Stuverud played in the bands Three Fish and Tres Mts., both side projects of Pearl Jam bassist, Jeff Ament. Three Fish released the albums Three Fish (1996) and The Quiet Table (1999), through Epic Records. The album Tres Mts., with Doug Pinnick of King's X and guest guitarist Mike McCready, was released in 2011. Pearl Jam's 2011 box set, Vitalogy, includes the previously-unreleased demo version of "Nothingman" with Stuverud on drums.

Track listing

All tracks written by Jeff Ament and Robbi Robb.

No.TitleLength
1."Solitude"4:50
2."Song for a Dead Girl"4:28
3."Silence at the Bottom"4:03
4."The Intelligent Fish"2:44
5."Zagreb"3:20
6."All Messed Up"5:34
7."Here in the Darkness"4:23
8."The Half Intelligent Fish"2:40
9."Strangers in My Head"4:44
10."A Lovely Meander"3:50
11."Build"1:33
12."Stupid Fish"1:53
13."Secret Place"3:55
14."Elusive Ones"6:51
15."Laced"3:17

LP Track listing

All tracks written by Ament and Robbi Robb.

No.TitleLength
1."Solitude"4:50
2."Song for a Dead Girl"4:28
3."Silence at the Bottom"4:03
4."The Intelligent Fish"2:44
5."Zagreb"3:20
6."All Messed Up"5:34
7."Here in the Darkness"4:23
8."If Miles Were Alive..."1:17
9."The Half Intelligent Fish"2:40
10."Strangers in My Head"4:44
11."A Lovely Meander"3:50
12."Elusive Ones"6:51
13."Build"1:33
14."Stupid Fish"1:53
15."Can I Come Along?"3:27
16."The Easy Way"4:51
17."Secret Place"3:55
18."Laced"3:17

Personnel

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