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There’s no denying the awesomeness that is the band Fishbone. Juss ask peoples like Flea, Les Claypol, Ice-T, No Doubt, George Clinton, Branford Marsalis, and us! All of these people (minus us!) testify as much/such in Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler‘s up-close and personal doc Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, with narration by Laurence Fishburne (he also has the word ‘fish’ in his name!!). If you’ve ever boned in their boneyard (read: are a fan), you’ll wanna feast yer eyes and ears on this, even if it’s not exactly one giant happy party at ground zero. And if you know nothing of them, we invite you all to join in as well, cause it’s about time you caught on to Fishbone’s truth and soul
We’ve always wanted to see Fishbone in concert, especially at the height of their career in the 90s, but sadly/madly never got around to it. In the past few years, we’ve remembered this want, but still haven’t done anything about it. In the process, we’ve noticed that the band still exists, with key members Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher still punk skankin’, but are barely making much of a scene, playing in tiny venues and sometimes even on booze cruises. This made us kinda sad/mad, and we started wondering where it all went wrong, or more specifically, why did Fishbone not make it like they probably should have?
Great question! Thanks! And there are many a answers (a creative African-American band that ended up being too hard to classify and market by record labels) and even more questions as to why not (if No Doubt can make it, why couldn’t they? that’s our question, not the filmmakers’) in this documentary. We love when questions get answered! And get frustrated when more questions pop up! But, Fishbone rocks, and after seeing them in this, we want to correct our not seeing them on a stage issue like yesterday, and until then, we will have nuttin but endless sunless Saturdays
Beachy Keen: Fishbone might juss be the very first cool and ‘alternative’ music that we ever grooved out to (think they were also the very first band we bought a t-shirt of, but then again, it might have been Elvis, after our virgin visit to Graceland). The love & madness all began for us at age 10 when we saw them duet ‘Jamaica Ska’ with Annette Funicello in the ‘classic’ campy flick Back To The Beach
they should totally bring this movie back to theaters… in 9-D!!!
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Fishbone is served in NY this Friday and elsewhere elsewhen
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…