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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | June 2010 (USA)
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A career retrospective of Fishbone, an all African-American rock band from Los Angeles who created a high energy blend of funk, metal, ska, and punk and experienced a career as chaotic and unique as the music they created.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norwood Fisher ... Himself
Angelo Moore ... Himself
Chris Dowd ... Himself
Walter A. Kibby II ... Himself (as 'Dirty' Walt Kibby II)
Kendall Jones ... Himself
Phillip Fisher ... Himself (as Phillip 'Fish' Fisher)
John Bigham ... Himself
Tracey Singleton Tracey Singleton ... Himself (as Tracey 'Spacey T' Singleton)
Rocky George ... Himself
DeAndre Gipson DeAndre Gipson ... Himself (as Dre Gipson)
John McKnight John McKnight ... Himself
John Steward John Steward ... Himself
Curtis L. Storey Jr. Curtis L. Storey Jr. ... Himself (as Curtis Storey)
André 'PaDre' Holmes André 'PaDre' Holmes ... Himself (as PaDre Holmes)
Elaine Fisher Elaine Fisher ... Herself - Norwood and Fish's Mother (as Elaine 'Mama Fish' Fisher)
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From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose and became one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and the political order of the music industry and of the nation. EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one. Written by Pale Griot Film

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The story of California's legendary Black punk sons still funking on the one.

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English

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June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Everyday Sunshine - A História do Fishbone See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Everyday Sunshine - The Story of Fishbone
21 June 2011 | by nwalanSee all my reviews

This is a highly enjoyable film which takes its subject matter and art form seriously without getting over sentimental. Whether you're a fan of the band or not, you should see this. It charts the very brief flirtation with commercial success of one of the most influential but overlooked bands of the last 25 or more years and deals with the often humorous, sometimes painful but overall highly endearing and optimistic efforts of the two main driving forces in the band as they try to keep the show on the road and remain true to their art and mission.

Few music fans ever really get to see what really happens inside a working band apart from the carefully scripted press pieces and PR releases, which as bands move further away from mainstream commercial success, get fewer and father between. Also, folk often say that it's a bad idea to meet your heroes as they rarely live up to your expectations, but through this film, you get to meet the characters vicariously through the eyes and ears of the directors and take a really good long look at what makes a working band tick. The fact that the characters are so completely human, with all the dysfunctional frailties this includes, often writ very large, makes for a fascinating couple of hours.

Many well know musician 'talking heads' eulogise about the influence this band have had on them both musically and through their live performances, which ensure that in spite of all the infighting, members dropping out, dropping back in, drama's, kidnappings and so forth, the band still remain heroes of the day for their uncompromising attitude to play their music on their terms.

This coupled with some great live footage, both old and new to show the viewer what everyone else who's ever seen them knows: this is probably the best, craziest live band in the world, then and now.

Hopefully this film will win the band a bunch of new fans. It should definitely open up a whole load of opportunities for the directors who've tackled a subject with great skill and heart, ensuring that a great story is well told.

Seen at the London Open City Documentary Film Festival – June 2011


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