To be honest I didn't even know who they were until I saw that Tera Melos was playing with them. I didn't know Mike Watt was in that band. I am going to have to pickup an album. Any recommendations?
I will usually recommend tackling artists chronologically from the beginning. This is especially true for fIREHOSE, especially if you like the Minutemen. "Ragin', Full On" is their first. It's a wild, funky bitch.