Thursday, September 14, 2006

Florida Marlins Not Real Big Fans Of Reel Big Fish

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Florida Marlins may make this year’s playoffs, but they won’t be bringing back the music of ska band Reel Big Fish as their theme song.

Due to an offensive R.B.F. video, the veteran Orange County band suspects they’re permanent fish out of water to Florida’s pro ball club.

That’s the semi-serious scoop from R.B.F. frontman- founder, Aaron Barret, who says the Marlins probably loved the Fish song “Trendy” – until the band made a video for it.

In Barret’s words: “We sort of made fun of the [Major League Baseball endorsement] in the video; but anyone that knows our band – and ska in general – has to have a sense of humor.”

He laughs when he adds: “We never heard from them ever again.”

The ska outfit has survived, however, and is currently on what Barret calls their “continuous” U.S. tour – this one behind their recent live CD/DVD release, Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album.

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