It's a Wonderful Life (EP)

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It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life (Fishbone album - cover art).jpg
EP by Fishbone
Released November 30, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Alternative rock, Christmas
Length 14:52
Label Columbia Records
Producer David Kahne
Fishbone chronology
In Your Face
(1986)In Your Face1986
It's a Wonderful Life
Truth and Soul
(1988)Truth and Soul1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau B+[1]

It's a Wonderful Life is a four-song Christmas extended play (EP) release by the alternative rock band Fishbone in 1987. The EP quickly went out of print, but its four songs were preserved on the 1996 retrospective Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin' the Fonkay and the title track was featured on the 2003 greatest hits compilation album The Essential Fishbone.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's a Wonderful Life (Gonna Have a Good Time)" N. Fisher/C. Dowd/A. Moore 3:02
2. "Slick Nick, You Devil You" C. Dowd/A. Moore 4:40
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
3. "Iration" K. Jones/P. Fisher/C. Dowd 4:38
4. "Just Call Me Scrooge" W. Kibby II/A. Moore 2:32


  • Angelo Moore: saxophone, vocals
  • Walter A. Kibby II: trumpet, vocals
  • Kendall Jones: guitar
  • Chris Dowd: keyboard, trombone, vocals
  • John Norwood Fisher: bass guitar
  • Philip "Fish" Fisher: drums


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Fishbone"., Retrieved on March 31, 2010.