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School of Fish — 3 Strange Days
Album: School of Fish
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6.9

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Total ratings: 765









Released: 1991
Length: 5:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
For three strange days
I had no obligations
My mind was a blur
I did not know what to do
And I think I lost myself
When I lost my motivation
Now I'm walking 'round the city
Just waiting to come to
For three strange...

For three strange days
Well I couldn't put a smile on my face
So they dressed me up in all of their clothes
And took me somewhere else
And Johnny Clueless was there
With his simulated wood grain
So I pulled up a chair
And started drinking by myself
For three strange...

And I've got to make it through
No matter what it takes
I've got to make it through
These strange days

Well I lay down for a while
And I woke up on the ocean
Floating on my back
And staring at the gray
It was completely still
Except the pounding of my heart
Bringing me back to life
From three strange days
Three strange...
Three strange days
Three strange days
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Big Rating Points because, I have never heard of a band called "School of Fish" but....song kinda sucks 😕
Something about this song remotely resembles Cheap Trick!  Not a bad thing.
Whoa, long time, no hear. Loved this when it came out, still do.
rythm guitar, bass & drums kick !!
I am A repeater I played this for three strange days in 199 on my station
no buddy belied me till I sad a name (I never talk) Great Song
Awesome song! 
This is a great CD that I have kept in rotation for years. It's sad that they weren't able to create more music.
 robertomiller wrote:
Oh, those glorious, heady, heady days of the early 90's... when music and everything else really started to bloom for the better... 
 
When we finally started to hear less of G N' R..thank Dawg.
Oh, those glorious, heady, heady days of the early 90's... when music and everything else really started to bloom for the better... 
I remember seeing these guys on MTV back in the early 90's. At the time, this was a new sound added to the cool grunge stuff coming out of Seattle...softer, fun grunge that counterbalanced the heaviness of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Tool. Liked it then and like it now. For those in the peanut gallery who are shouting that these guys have no talent, this was actually kind of innovative as the grunge scene was unfolding. 
Kind of smokin'! Nothing special, but still it would go quite well with Irish whiskey and a beer! It's on my to-get list. I could give a shit if Stingray doesn't like it. 
 Stingray wrote:

School-band style!

TERRIBLE!

How these guys do it to avoid any melody so easily...?

 

Amazing me!

Said the VERY SAME things month ago (without reading it first!!)


 vanmas wrote:
What is the matter Radio Paradise?
The last few days a lot more grunch rock...
Makes me hit the PSD button to many.
 
Leiden leidet!
What is the matter Radio Paradise?
The last few days a lot more grunch rock...
Makes me hit the PSD button to many.

Sounds like days long-long gone!

Like a surburban JOURNEY Revival Band or school-friends!

SIMPLETONS without the slightest bit of melody!


I like this. Does anyone know if the album is any good?
i like it
i think this could have been left back on the shelf in 1991.
Like a lot of tunes, it is good to hear.  I give a 7, but if it was played all the time it would drop like a rock.
Listenable on the first or first few tries. Then it might be a bit....monotonous. But I like that grinding kick-ass guitar. 

School-band style!

TERRIBLE!

How these guys do it to avoid any melody so easily...?


School of fish?

Why not "A Lodge of Beavers"...? Or "A Shrewdness of Apes"?

 

Or "A murder of Stingrays"...?


If I had 3 days without obligations, I would indeed consider those days strange.
Seems to an alternate version, which I really like BTW.
Great segway


chuckanut sandstone better not be a bellingham rocker. kugs would not understand.
definitely rawks
Me like. Smokin' ride-the-bike-earphones-blasting music. 
The very definition of Ho-hum.
 siandbeth wrote:
Years ago working in a bookstore I refused to read Lonesome Dove because it was pushed on me by every person that came in the store. "Too mainstream!" I huffed. My dad finally got it from the library and told me to read it. Lesson: sometimes mainstream shouldn't be snubbed, Lonesome Dove was a great read. So, lighten up folks. This song isn't the highest caliber maybe, but it's not Boys2Men either. 
 
2nd like
Nice song, but when I hear the opening riff I always hope it's "All I Really Want" for a change.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Mainstream?  Guilty Pleasure?  Generic? 

3 strange comments.
I consider this a guilty pleasure. I just always liked it..cannot explain why.
Dain Bramage?
 siandbeth wrote:
Years ago working in a bookstore I refused to read Lonesome Dove because it was pushed on me by every person that came in the store. "Too mainstream!" I huffed. My dad finally got it from the library and told me to read it. Lesson: sometimes mainstream shouldn't be snubbed, Lonesome Dove was a great read. So, lighten up folks. This song isn't the highest caliber maybe, but it's not Boys2Men either. 
 
Like 
Years ago working in a bookstore I refused to read Lonesome Dove because it was pushed on me by every person that came in the store. "Too mainstream!" I huffed. My dad finally got it from the library and told me to read it. Lesson: sometimes mainstream shouldn't be snubbed, Lonesome Dove was a great read. So, lighten up folks. This song isn't the highest caliber maybe, but it's not Boys2Men either. 
 Stingray wrote:

tzzzz...!

Where?
On an early-80's revival party
for unmarried postal employees?
Do not be ridiculous. Nothing, nothing
at all "ROCKS" here

 
incorrect...
move on....

 Jelani wrote:
This ROCKS!
 
tzzzz...!

Where?
On an early-80's revival party
for unmarried postal employees?
Do not be ridiculous. Nothing, nothing
at all "ROCKS" here

HOW PRIMITIVE - HOW BAD - HOW SIMPLE!

TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRIBLE!!!
I actually quite like this...
then again it is RP am listening too!
cheers Bill
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
 scoote wrote:
Mainstream...
 

This is too boring to even be mainstream...
I'm giving it a 3 (not so strange)
 Biscobret wrote:
Very generic - especially that last guitar solo - YIKES!
 

If it's so generic and so easy to reproduce, I wonder why it's so rare that it is done so well.
Very generic - especially that last guitar solo - YIKES!
Mainstream...
 AliGator wrote:
This comment will be disingenuous because I am not familiar with School of Fish, and I totally have a hole in my musical head because I lived outside the US for thirteen years. I feel like I can't bitch about this song, because it was released well before I left the States.

Now that I have that out of the way, this song sucks. It just sucks.
 
 
 
This song sucks like nobody's business. 
 Jelani wrote:
This ROCKS!
 
Yeah, what he said! 


Always loved this song. Brings back great memories. Can't beleive that 20 years have gone by so quickly..{#Cry}
This ROCKS!
This comment will be disingenuous because I am not familiar with School of Fish, and I totally have a hole in my musical head because I lived outside the US for thirteen years. I feel like I can't bitch about this song, because it was released well before I left the States.

Now that I have that out of the way, this song sucks. It just sucks.

"Simulated wood grain."

I had to shut the door of my office so I could max out my computer speakers and bang my head and play DESK DRUMS!

This song freaking rocks.


I love this. I love this. I love this.  Dancing, creating, wishing I could hear it about a hundred more times (as I drag my mouse away from a kitten who's discovered that the black cord is a fun thing to yank.)  Geez - having kittens is a bit like having a five-year-old child. Can't take your concentration away for a single second, or they'll make the mouse disappear, or why in the hell is that dish towel in here?

Trying to make intelligent comments on the music, but I have a house full of foster cats, and the dynamic is messing with my objectivity.  But I really do love this song.

'Scuse me.  Gotta go stop a gang-war now.

I seem to recall this track being a favorite of hipster bar DJs back in my old college town. Liked it then, like it now.
A few chords, a little drinkin' lyrics, not great but enjoyed listening to it.
8 for the guitar riffs

- 5 for the banal lyrics

= 3 

 sirdroseph wrote:


Please tell me you are kidding right? This is totally top 40, you know this, right?{#Eek}
 
Maybe in outer mongolia it was but not where I was living at the time.
As I said - college radio was the only place to hear it. 
Don't matter when or where or how many, top forty or not, this is still purdy solid. {#Arrowl}  {#Arrowu}  {#Motor}
 sirdroseph wrote:


Please tell me you are kidding right? This is totally top 40, you know this, right?{#Eek}
 
I've never heard this song before. I'm not kidding. (I get a pass, because I listened to college radio and the Grateful Dead from 1987-1991, and CDs until 1993, and then I moved to France, where there was a black hole of music.)

That said, this kind of sucks.


 sirdroseph wrote:


Please tell me you are kidding right? This is totally top 40, you know this, right?{#Eek}
 
So what?  It's still a fun song.  Just because you heard it on the radio doesn't mean it's bad.

LOVE this song! That guitar tone is just incredible. 
 Jelani wrote:
yeah! this is soooo good for my ears!
The only place to hear this was college radio where I lived.(when it came out)
Now it's here!!!!!! 
 


I agree...  we be rocking...


 Jelani wrote:
yeah! this is soooo good for my ears!
The only place to hear this was college radio where I lived.(when it came out)
Now it's here!!!!!! 
 

Please tell me you are kidding right? This is totally top 40, you know this, right?{#Eek}
Pretty messed up that this song is almost 20 years old!!{#Eek}
Yeah!  Cranking it at the office.
8 Down to 7...still love the guitar riff though.
 aajarrett wrote:
Sad story, but it doesn't make the song any better....snooze.  It's songs like these that made me get away from "normal' radio.
 
ditto
yeah! this is soooo good for my ears!
The only place to hear this was college radio where I lived.(when it came out)
Now it's here!!!!!! 
{#Yawn}
Rrrrrrrrrawkin! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Sad story, but it doesn't make the song any better....snooze.  It's songs like these that made me get away from "normal' radio.

OH HELL YES

{#Dancingbanana_2}

very fun -> 9!
I am REALLY dating myself here but I am the only old guy out there that suddenly had a flashback (the good kind, not the bad kind) of Grand Funk Railroad?

These riffs and the lead singer wailing sure reminds me of about 1969 when I actually had hair.

{#Ask}

 
claire_k wrote:

Powerful sound, better still with the volume up. Yeah those were 3 strange days... I made my way through... Crossed to the other side of that ocean...


 

Amen! 
Great band...sad story. 
crapola.
 Alafia wrote:
  This has a 7+ average rating??  I guess I don't get it.

 

me neither, it should be a lot higher.  {#Dance}
 jpfueler wrote:


Any new lumps and what. . . ask a lady what she looks for playing with her boobies to check for cancer.
Now get to playing with thine self!

 
Or, ask a lady to do it for you, since, you know, they know what they are looking for. 

Nice guitar sound.
Josh Clayton-Felt went on to make a solo album (Inarticulate Nature Boy) that's really good, but unfortunately some number of years ago he died. Young, of course. Very sad.
  This has a 7+ average rating??  I guess I don't get it.

RIFFDOM extrordinaire.........say no more...

you are most definitely making my birthday rock tonight, Bill......radioparadise rules !!!!!
....it has been years since I heard this song! So many memories....{#Guitarist}
One of my favorites amongst the many obscure songs that RP has turned me on to!
And love that Amazon link.  It is ex$psively easy but it keeps me in great music!

Thanks for this one!
A great tune!  Guitar sounds are really good.  Tone tone tone!
OMGawd!!! :)

I never thought i would hear this song ever again (since '91), let alone on the "radio".
And its not like its all that great or anything.
But wow,,, quite the flash back.

RP continues to impress.

A blast from the past.
Damn!  I always forget how great this song is until the next time I hear it.  Outstanding!
1wolfy wrote:
jpfueler wrote:
I've known two guys who got the dreaded cancer of the balls. One got treatments right away and is fine still.
the other didn't notice it until his back was killing him and he finally went to a chiro. . . who sent him post haste to an oncologist. He said it scared the hell out him for the bone cracker to look at the x-ray, go pale, then tell him "I can't say why, but do you know a good oncologist?" It had spread all over his back and pelvis. three years later or so, he had a recurrence. He noticed it sooner though as he had refused full removal of the testes and had regular tests and exams.(he had kept one for fertility reasons)
He let go of the jewels then. He and his wife had a kid by then so he wasn't too let down over the loss of "the last of the Twins".
So remember guys:
Do Yourself a Favor and Feel Yourself UP!!!


Ya, but what am I looking for?



Any new lumps and what. . . ask a lady what she looks for playing with her boobies to check for cancer.
Now get to playing with thine self!

1wolfy wrote:
Ya, but what am I looking for ? jpfueler wrote:
I've known two guys who got the dreaded cancer of the balls. One got treatments right away and is fine still.
the other didn't notice it until his back was killing him and he finally went to a chiro. . . who sent him post haste to an oncologist. He said it scared the hell out him for the bone cracker to look at the x-ray, go pale, then tell him "I can't say why, but do you know a good oncologist?" It had spread all over his back and pelvis. three years later or so, he had a recurrence. He noticed it sooner though as he had refused full removal of the testes and had regular tests and exams.(he had kept one for fertility reasons)
He let go of the jewels then. He and his wife had a kid by then so he wasn't too let down over the loss of "the last of the Twins".
So remember guys:
Do Yourself a Favor and Feel Yourself UP!!!


ANYTHING unusual.
Hope that helps.


Nice segue!!
Ya, but what am I looking for ? jpfueler wrote:
I've known two guys who got the dreaded cancer of the balls. One got treatments right away and is fine still.
the other didn't notice it until his back was killing him and he finally went to a chiro. . . who sent him post haste to an oncologist. He said it scared the hell out him for the bone cracker to look at the x-ray, go pale, then tell him "I can't say why, but do you know a good oncologist?" It had spread all over his back and pelvis. three years later or so, he had a recurrence. He noticed it sooner though as he had refused full removal of the testes and had regular tests and exams.(he had kept one for fertility reasons)
He let go of the jewels then. He and his wife had a kid by then so he wasn't too let down over the loss of "the last of the Twins".
So remember guys:
Do Yourself a Favor and Feel Yourself UP!!!
 


Wow. I have not heard this song in about a dozen years!! Thanks Bill!


Definitely a long weekend road-trip tune.
I'm impressed that someone else actually knows this band.  I loved them way back when.. and I never really heard them on any radio station.  Good job at having them in your playlist!
Forgive my noobness, but damn! What an unconsciousness raising segue into riffbürg!
PS: Who rated this a ONE?!!?
this is such an awesome tune! I first heard it back in 1989-90 on a college radio station in NJ. I went right out to the music store and bought the EP. Haven't listened to it in awhile - good to hear it here.
d00kie wrote:
Gotta Love the Wiki! Singer Josh Clayton-Felt died on January 19, 2000 at 32 of testicular cancer :stop:
I've known two guys who got the dreaded cancer of the balls. One got treatments right away and is fine still. the other didn't notice it until his back was killing him and he finally went to a chiro. . . who sent him post haste to an oncologist. He said it scared the hell out him for the bone cracker to look at the x-ray, go pale, then tell him "I can't say why, but do you know a good oncologist?" It had spread all over his back and pelvis. three years later or so, he had a recurrence. He noticed it sooner though as he had refused full removal of the testes and had regular tests and exams.(he had kept one for fertility reasons) He let go of the jewels then. He and his wife had a kid by then so he wasn't too let down over the loss of "the last of the Twins". So remember guys: Do Yourself a Favor and Feel Yourself UP!!!
Always liked this tune
Gotta Love the Wiki! Singer Josh Clayton-Felt died on January 19, 2000 at 32 of testicular cancer :stop: Guitarist Michael Ward went on to play with John Hiatt and eventually became a member of The Wallflowers :clap:
I love a great riff in the morning!
Bar band classic. "A" list.
Great Tune!!! Is the album cover an homage to the Clash' "London Calling"?
i just love it every time i hear this song. summer of 91, man -- just out of high school, and driving to the beach in my friend's $200 volkswagon bug...
themotion wrote:
go home ...
Aw, you can do better than that...
Air guitar worthy... and some head banging too?
rtkmusic wrote:
1. AfroCelts - Cyberia 2. School of Fish - 3 Strange Days Kudos on this seque!!! :cheers:
I was just about to post this exact comment. I see Bill did it a while ago to similar acclaim.
lmic wrote:
Cool update of 80s Van Halen style guitar
go home ...
Addictive riff. Where's my SG with the Marshall half stack. Love it.
snitramc wrote:
This abum totally fuckin' ROCKS! Owned it for years and love it. It's an 11 on the 10 volume level.
If the rest of the album is anything like this tune, I've gotta have it!
This abum totally fuckin' ROCKS! Owned it for years and love it. It's an 11 on the 10 volume level.
POOloFsquish
Mouahahhaha.
rtkmusic wrote:
1. AfroCelts - Cyberia 2. School of Fish - 3 Strange Days Kudos on this seque!!!
Indeed. That was a smooth one.
1. AfroCelts - Cyberia 2. School of Fish - 3 Strange Days Kudos on this seque!!! :cheers: Former bandmate of mine was their drummer. I never got into them too much past this one, but this song just rocks. That monster guitar riff is courtesy of one Mike Ward, who was with the Wallflowers for years. Sadly, Josh Clayton-Felt is no longer with us...(click here) Rockin'!!
love this song, reminds me of lucinda williams' "those three days".
Cool update of 80s Van Halen style guitar
oh yeah - turn it all the way up. awesome great slabs of maximum riffage this is actually a great album filled with great tunes. buy it . . . they had a second realease that's also pretty good, but have since faded from view . . . which is unfortunate.
LOVE this song! :bounce:
i forgot what a good straight-up rock song this is. haven't heard it in forever.