Set the Booty Up Right

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Set the Booty Up Right
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EP by Fishbone
Released October 5, 1990
Recorded 1988, 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Length 18:54
Label Columbia Records
Producer David Kahne
Carmen Rizzo
The Jungle Brothers
Fishbone chronology
Truth and Soul
(1988)Truth and Soul1988
Set the Booty Up Right
The Reality of My Surroundings
(1991)The Reality of My Surroundings1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]

Set the Booty Up Right is a five-song EP released by the alternative/funk/rock band Fishbone in 1990. It was recorded shortly after the band hired former Miles Davis music director John Bigham on guitar and keyboard (though Bigham is not pictured in the band photo on the back cover of the CD). The EP served as a stopgap release for fans, due to production delays for the full album The Reality of My Surroundings, which was released in 1991.[3] The EP features two alternate versions of the song "Bonin' in the Boneyard" (the original version of which is found on the 1988 album Truth and Soul) as well as three new studio tracks. It has long been out of print, but the track "Love and Bullshit" was included on the 1996 retrospective Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin' the Fonkay.


Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1990 Village Voice United States "Albums of the Year (EP)" 7 [4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New and Improved Bonin'" A. Moore, J. Fisher, D. Kahne 4:58
2. "In the Name of Swing" A. Moore, J. Fisher, D. Kahne 2:46
3. "Love and Bullshit" A. Moore, W. Kibby 1:58
4. "Hide Behind My Glasses" A. Moore, C. Dowd 4:43
5. "Bonin' in the Jungle" A. Moore, J. Fisher, D. Kahne 4:29


  • John Bigham - keyboard, guitar
  • Chris Dowd - keyboard, trombone, vocals
  • Philip "Fish" Fisher - drums
  • John Norwood Fisher - bass guitar
  • Kendall Jones - guitar
  • Walter A. Kibby II - trumpet, vocals
  • Angelo Moore - saxophone, vocals
  • Carmen Rizzo - producer (track 1)
  • David Kahne - producer (tracks 2, 3 & 4)
  • The Jungle Brothers - producer (track 5)


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "allmusic ((( Set the Booty Up Right > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Fishbone"., Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Fishbone." Funk. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001. 302-03. Print.
  4. ^ "Village Voice - Albums of the Year". Retrieved 2009-01-26.