King Gizzard – Fishing for Fishies

A reaction to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s album ‘Fishing for Fishies’.

Fair use… or ‘fair dealing’. The definition of fair dealing will always be a matter of fact, degree and impression. Does my video affect the market for the original work? No. No-one can ‘use’ my video as a direct replacement for the original work. It is not a substitute for it and it will not cause the owner to lose revenue. In fact it will likely increase revenue due to my ‘promotion’ of said work. Many have already stated they will buy albums due to my recommendations.

Is the amount of the original work I have used reasonable and appropriate? Was it necessary to use the amount taken? ‘Reasonable’ is definitely subject to interpretation. I would argue that it is indeed appropriate to use the whole album when I am ‘reacting’ to the entire album. My reaction necessitates that I use the whole work. Where it is necessary to ‘copy’ all of a work for the purposes of criticism or review you have to sufficiently acknowledge the work. I do this every step of the way. At no point will anyone be under the impression that I created the original work! Furthermore, my additions to the original work are transformative in nature.

That’s the UK law.

This site is not widely known and people are only being directed here who are already fans of the Gizz.


  1. This isn’t available in the US on youtube, incase you’re unaware. Great viddy!

  2. The backwards voices if sped up is Han-Tyumi talking to “Cyboogie”, his creation. The whole album is “Digital Black” from Murder of the Universe taking place. IN the begining, there are humans, but by the end there are “No people to service the mess”. Cyboogie is also the Munt Machine from Murder of the universe, and also the “Tetrochromatic traveler” from polygondwanaland. On sketches of brunswick east, it sets up Han as a god on Earth, making Fishies & Rats nest twin albums. One is Han as god on earth, rats nest is Satan & demons on venus. this is the same conflict depicted in the Robot Stop video. Fig wasp/ demons/ Altered Beasts/ Rattlesnake/ Balrog all represent the same Creatures.

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