There is no debate: Fishbone is an amazing band. Taking influence from a variety of different styles they defy categorization but there groove and style is unmistakably original. Their uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics gave me the impression that they were a group of happy friends producing great music. Little did I know.
It turns out that the story of Fishbone is a mix of positive energy coming from close friends getting together and darkness coming from the music industry of the 80’s and the infighting that comes from traveling the world with the same people day in and day out.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is an amazing look inside both the highs and lows of the band through their career. Like the more famous Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest the storytelling is amazing and features vintage footage along with short interviews with some celebrity fans. Of course there are also interviews with the members of Fishbone which are surprisingly honest and give you an inside look at the band and their creative process (as well as their turmoil over the years). There are no rockstar egos, everything is laid out on the table.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is a great documentary about one of the most underrated bands of all time that leaves you thinking “Everything is going to be all right.”