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YeS YeSS YESSSSS!! ~ Dr Madd Vibe

DR MADD VIBE’ the lead singer of Fishbone is Angelo Moore’s alter-ego personae whom animatedly performs provocative and musical poetry. In 1996, DMV independently released a highly acclaimed book of poetry titled, ‘Doctor Madd Vibe’s Comprehensive Linkology’. In 1997, a spoken poetry CD and performance art video set of the same title. In 2000, a poetry book and spoken poetry CD set titled ‘The Yin Yang Thang’. DMV was a featured artist on the notorious ‘Spitfire Tour’. In 2001, Asian Man Records re-released the ‘Comprehensive Linkology’ spoken poetry CD. 2003 brought forth the outstanding release of an illustrated comic book and spoken poetry & music CD set titled ‘Jah Jah on the Telephone’. Doctor Madd Vibe released several other solo projects: ‘Nate Poe Crastoe’ comic book with accompanying sound-effects CD, and, ‘Doctor Madd Vibe’s Medicine Cabinet’ spoken poetry & music CD. Based on his life experiences, growing up as a “fly in the buttermilk” in the predominantly caucasianÕ suburbs of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Moore addresses and reflects on a vast array of topics including race, class, politics, family, social issues, the human condition and the state of life in today’s America.

On stage, Doctor Madd Vibe’s performance is charged with awakened honesty, exuberance, passion, outrage and humor. Moore is co-founder, co-composer, lyricist, lead vocalist, saxophonist, theremin manipulator and showman of legendary SkaPunk band FISHBONE, which has released numerous innovative, clever, genre-hybrid, critically acclaimed albums. Moore also performs as a member of Norwood Fisher’s Trulio Disgracias, when not touring Doctor Madd Vibe. Angelo Moore, a.k.a. “The Missing Link”, started his professional music career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, illustrious Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s along side Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Suicidal Tendencies and others. Moore and Fishbone have been composing, creating, œrecording, releasing and performing original music for 20 years. Doctor Madd Vibe and Fishbone have toured their art worldwide with bands such as Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Primus, Fela Kuti, Dead Kennedys, The Meters, King’s X, The Specials, Bad Manners, and many more. Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous, social commentary with Fishbone brethren’s frenzied, up-tempo music and a frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated Fishbone’s undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history. They are absolutely legendary in the history of American Ska, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock. Moore is renowned as one of the very best live showmen; Gwen Stephani of platinum-selling SkaPop band No Doubt sites Moore as her idol.

Moore’s and Fishbone’s musical influence can be distinctively detected in songs by bands as notorious as No Doubt, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 311, Sublime and Slightly StoopidŒ, among others. The original Fishbone lineup appeared in two feature films in 1988: Keenen Ivory Wayans’ hilarious blaxploitation parody ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’, and the comedy ‘Tapeheads’ which was produced and co-written by ‘Sid & Nancy’, ‘Repo Man’ and ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ producer/screenwriter/actor Peter McCarthy, with Tim Robbins and John Cusack starring. During the autumn of 2004, Moore, Fishbone co-founder Norwood Fisher, and Fishbone drummer since 1999, John Steward, were specifically requested, cast, and featured, performing in multiple scenes with the tremendously popular HipHop band OutKast in the upcoming HBO feature film ‘My Life in Idlewild’, released in autumn 2005. Everyday Sunshine, the story of Fishbone, Fourth World Media and The American Underground has also premiered which has been recognized by KQED TV as the Best Documentary of all time. Dr Madd Vibe is currently making house calls in the town near you. YES!!!!


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