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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
     

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

Director: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler

Cast: Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler, Laurence Fishburne, Norwood Fisher

 
In the 1980s, Fishbone were a band that seemed destined for stardom; their albums earned rave reviews from critics, their wildly energetic live shows made converts of the most skeptical music fans, and they were willing to work hard to bring their music to the people. But a few things held them back -- their music was a crazy quilt of funk, ska, punk, hard rock and

Overview

In the 1980s, Fishbone were a band that seemed destined for stardom; their albums earned rave reviews from critics, their wildly energetic live shows made converts of the most skeptical music fans, and they were willing to work hard to bring their music to the people. But a few things held them back -- their music was a crazy quilt of funk, ska, punk, hard rock and R&B that was exciting but wildly difficult to classify, and all the group's members were black, which shouldn't have mattered but did as radio and MTV became increasingly segregated in the 1980s. The group was spawned by a typically 1970s cultural collision; founding member Norwood Fisher became part of a court-ordered bussing program that took him out of South Central Los Angeles to a school in the San Fernando Valley, where he met fellow outcast Angelo Moore. Together, Fisher and Moore took their own musical ideas rooted in reggae and funk, mixed them with the rock and punk favored by their classmates, and created a sound that was all their own. But for all their promise and talent, Fishbone had a way of generating chaos, and the frequent conflicts between band members (best exemplified by their attempts to liberate Walter Kibby after he joined a cult) certainly didn't help matters. Filmmakers Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler chronicle the band's long, strange history in the documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone, which includes interviews with noted fans Gwen Stefani, Flea, Ice-T, George Clinton, Mike Watt, Branford Marsalis and Tim Robbins. Everyday Sunshine received its world premiere at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2012
UPC:
0881164000439
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Cinema Guild
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
37,347

Special Features

Audio commentary with the filmmakers; Audio commentary with the band; Deleted scenes; Special features; Interview outtakes with Fishbone and rock stars; Unreleased archive of photos and concert footage from the early years and today

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Narrator
Norwood Fisher Participant
Flea Participant
Angelo Moore Participant
Chris Dowd Participant
Walter Kibby Participant
Kendall Jones Participant
Elaine Fisher Participant
Larren Jones Participant
Anna Loynes Participant
Dazireen Moore Participant
Cheyenne Moore Participant
Ice-T Participant
Bob Forrest Participant
Gwen Stefani Participant
Perry Farrell Participant
David Kahne Participant
Roger Perry Actor
Dallas Austin Participant
George Clinton Participant
Branford Marsalis Participant
Eugene Hutz Participant
Tony Kanal Participant
Adrian Young Participant
Vernon Reid Participant
Mike Watt Participant
Claypool Participant
Keith Morris Participant
?uestlove Participant
Tim Robbins Participant
Rocky George Actor
Dre Gipson Participant
John McKnight Participant
John Steward Participant
Philip Fisher Participant
John Bigham Participant
Padre Holmes Participant
Tracey Singleton Participant
Curtis Storey Participant

Technical Credits
Lev Anderson Director,Camera Operator,Producer
Chris Metzler Director,Camera Operator,Producer
Click3x Animator
Fishbone Score Composer
E.J. Holowicki Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Josh Kurz Camera Operator
Jeff Springer Camera Operator,Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
1. Fishbone is Red Hot [6:16]
2. Slow Bus Moving [10:50]
3. We''ve Got the Punk [12:23]
4. Truth and Soul [5:14]
5. Life in L.A. [9:29]
6. Sunshine to Riots [6:44]
7. Departures [13:34]
8. Fall European Tour [5:12]
9. The Birth of Dr. Madd Vibe [7:18]
10. On the Road Again [6:12]
11. The Return of Special K [9:17]
12. Can''t Stop, Won''t Stop [14:45]

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