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Angelo Moore (vocals, saxophone) is also known as Dr. Madd Vibe, but he is perhaps more recognized as the frontman for Fishbone, the wildly energetic party train of '70s funk and ska revivalists. Moore formed Fishbone in 1979 with Chris Dowd (trombone, keyboards), Walter Kibby (trumpet, horn, vocals), Kendall Jones (guitar), John Norwood Fisher (bass), and Philip "Fish" Fisher (drums). In 1985, Fishbone released a self-titled EP on Columbia Records. The track "Party at Ground Zero" became a cult hit on alternative and college radio stations in the U.S., while "Modern Industry," a bizarre melange of robotic voices and chanted call letters, ignited request lines in the Philippines. However, Fishbone's stylistic deviations -- the band could effortlessly veer from funk to hard rock -- confused more listeners than it attracted. In the late '80s and '90s, Fishbone witnessed the acts they influenced -- groups such as Living Colour, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and No Doubt -- achieving the commercial success that eluded them. In 1995, Moore started to write and perform poetry under the nom de guerre Dr. Madd Vibe. As Dr. Madd Vibe, Moore finished an album, a book, and a video collectively named The Missing Link Presents...Dr. Madd Vibe's Comprehensive Linkology.