CJ Fish

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CJ Fish
Studio album by Country Joe and the Fish
Released 1970
Recorded January 1970 at the Record Plant in Los Angeles
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 39:49
Label Vanguard
Producer Tom Wilson
Country Joe and the Fish chronology
Here We Are Again
CJ Fish
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

CJ Fish is the fifth album by the San Francisco psychedelic rock group Country Joe and the Fish, released in 1970. Country Joe and the Fish underwent a personnel change for this album adding Greg Dewey, Doug Metzner, and Mark Kapner in place of David Cohen and Gary "Chicken" Hirsh. Primary composers Barry "The Fish" Melton and "Country Joe" McDonald remained, resulting in an album that retained the sound and style of the original lineup. After experimenting on the previous album Here We Are Again (1969), the band reverted to their earlier sound for CJ Fish.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Sing Sing Sing" (Barry Melton) – 3:01
  2. "She's a Bird" (Joe McDonald) – 4:33
  3. "Mara" (McDonald) – 2:57
  4. "Hang On" (McDonald) – 4:08
  5. "The Baby Song" (McDonald) – 2:50
  6. "Hey Bobby" (McDonald) – 2:06
Side two
  1. "Silver and Gold" (McDonald) – 2:47
  2. "Rockin' Round the World" (McDonald) – 4:54
  3. "The Love Machine" (Melton) – 5:48
  4. "The Return of Sweet Lorraine" (McDonald) – 3:46
  5. "Hand of Man" (McDonald) – 2:50

Musicians and personnel[edit]


CJ Fish peaked at No. 111 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.[4]


  • CD CJ Fish Vanguard 1994
  • Cassette CJ Fish Vanguard 1994
  • CD CJ Fish Vanguard 1994
  • CD C.J. & The Fish Vanguard 1998
  • CD CJ Fish Ace 1998
  • Digi CJ Fish Vanguard