Fame, Fortune and Fornication

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Fame, Fortune and Fornication
Reel Big Fish - Fame, Fortune and Fornication cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2009
RecordedMusic Inc. Studios
Orange, California, United States
GenreSka punk
LabelRock Ridge Music
ProducerAaron Barrett
Reel Big Fish chronology
Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free
Fame, Fortune and Fornication
A Best of Us for the Rest of Us
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Bombshellzine.com2/10 stars[2]

Fame, Fortune and Fornication is a cover album by ska punk band Reel Big Fish.


On October 16, 2008, the band announced that they would release their next album in January 2009.[3] Four days later, the band announced that their next album would be titled Fame, Fortune and Fornication and consist of covers.[4] From the beginning of January to mid-March 2009, the band went on tour with Streetlight Manifesto and One Pin Short. The album was released on January 20, 2009 through Rock Ridge Music.[4] The vinyl edition of the album was released on March 24, 2009.

The album's cover features Suburban Legends' guitarist Brian Klemm in hair metal attire, as he appears on the cover of Suburban Legends' 2008 album, Let's Be Friends.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleOriginal artistLength
1."Nothin' But a Good Time"Poison3:03
2."Mama We're All Crazy Now"Slade2:16
3."Veronica Sawyer"Edna's Goldfish3:26
4."Authority Song"John Mellencamp2:57
5."Brown Eyed Girl"Van Morrison3:03
6."The Long Run"Eagles3:37
7."Won't Back Down"Tom Petty3:09
8."Keep a Cool Head"Desmond Dekker2:12
9."Monkey Man"Toots & the Maytals (The Specials arrangement)2:29
10."Talk Dirty to Me"Poison3:42
11."Twist and Crawl" (iTunes bonus track)The English Beat2:35


Reel Big Fish:

Additional Musicians:


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Bombshellzine.com review Archived January 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Reel Big Fish promise new album in January 2009". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. October 16, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Reel Big Fish to release covers album; world tour with Streetlight Manifesto". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. October 20, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2017.

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