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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

Fishbone's quarter-century journey
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  November 15, 2011
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Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler's documentary details Fishbone's quarter-century journey from musically-diverse South Central middle school classmates to becoming one of the most influential Los Angeles bands of the '80s. Riddled with more tribulations than Spinal Tap, Fishbone nonetheless teetered on the edge of success despite never being understood by mainstream radio or their own community. It fell apart just as they were breaking through: guitarist Kendall Jones quit to join his father's cult, their label canned them, and the democratic spirit crumbled. Everyday Sunshine focuses on Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher, the two remaining members, and their struggles to keep the band relevant. Empty gigs, a label unwilling to promote new material, and Angelo's keenness for the Theremin bring Fishbone close to disbanding. The pinnacle comes when Kendall rejoins them for an impromptu gig, stirring hope for a return to glory.

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