Fifteen years after their inception, Reel Big Fish is putting out its sixth studio album, Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free, showcasing the ska anti-heroes’ signature mischievous antics with blaring horns and good-natured yet joyfully vulgar lyrics, including a re-recording of the RBF classic “Hate You.”
The track that really fights for that Parental Advisory sticker, however, is “Another F.U. Song” which, quite possibly, might include the most uses of the F word in any song ever written.
Monkeys for Nothin’ is not all profanity, though. The band performs a very solid ska cover of the Phil Collins classic “Another Day In Paradise.”
But the new songs seem more suited to a live setting than a studio recording. The bonus disc, which features a making-of documentary, is also full of great moments.
Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free is currently available.