- Determinator, Doing It for the Art: Angelo and Norwood most exemplify these tropes.
- Iconic Band: To their fans and especially to fellow musicians such as Vernon Reid, Flea, Perry Farrell, Ice-T and No Doubt.
- Fishbone most likely single handedly inspired the wave of new Ska/Horn playing Punk bands of the late 90's. Nowadays those bands are more or less considered clichéd.
- No-Hit Wonder: They have never had a single hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
- Unintentional Period Piece: You think any record company would release a song titled "Party At Ground Zero" after the events of September 11, 2001?
Trivia / Fishbone