|Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone|
Back in early 1990's, Fishbone was the band that you could die for to see live. They were mad, they had great songs and they musical skills were not from this world. I finally got to see Fishbone live in mid 2000's, and wasn't disappointed at all. But, like many of us fans, I was disappointed how the world didn't notice them.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone takes an inside look how this affects to the band, who never tasted a real mainstream success. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler have had an close access to Fishbone members and their thoughts. Because of this, the documentary catches your interest from the very start to the very end.
It is absolute pleasure to learn how the band got together and started to play in Fishers family's house. All along to the era of Reality Of My Surroundings album (1991) it's basically fun ride to watch, but after then we got some taste how music business can go cruel. There are some sad and dark moments captured in the documentary, that almost make you drop a tear or two, but after all it's still uplifting to see how Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher don't give up. There are also a lot of funny scenes and truly awkward stuff, like the infamous kidnap attempt, that make the whole story of Fishbone like none other.
Filmmakers Anderson and Metzler show their respect to the band in most skilled & honoring way - and still manage to include very personal, even somewhat disturbing interviews of the band members and their friends & loved ones. All of this coated with Laurence Fishburne's charismatic narration and funny animation sequences makes Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone a true winner. Like the band itself.
The film features interviews of Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, George Clinton, Tim Robbins and Gogol Bordello, to name a few. DVD extras include great moments, like a POV scene of keyboardist's stagediving!