Friday, December 23, 2011

Fishbone documentary gets broadcast premier, DVD release date

"Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone," a documentary about the the legendary Los Angeles' funk outfit, will make its national broadcast premier Monday January 22. It will kick off public television's Afro-Pop documentary series (check local listings). The documentary will be released exclusively on iTunes February 1 to coincide with Black History Month. A special 25th anniversary DVD release will follow February 22.

The film chronicles the group's history and vocalist Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher's struggle and need to keep the band afloat. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne and features interviews with Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Branford Marsalis, Flea, Questlove, Perry Farrell, Tim Robbins, George Clinton and others.

The documentary has been screening around the country this fall with post screening Q&As with the filmmakers in most spots. You can find out more about it here. Fishbone played Tremont Music Hall in November. It deserved a better crowd, but maybe this documentary will signal renewed interest in the band.


  1. amazing band. Been a fan since the 80's

  2. Thanks for giving Fishbone its deserved due. They broke new ground with their music and influenced the Peppers, Living Color, 24-7 Spyz, and Follow for Now just to name a few. This one and Color Me Obsessed doc about The Replacements are two I cant wait to see. Too bad Charlotte doesnt yet provide a platform for upcoming documentaries to be screened. The closest screening for CMO was Tampa with an outside shot of Chapel Hill.

  3. I WAS AT THEIR SHOW HERE IN CHARLOTTE BACK IN October 1987....It was Thelonius Monster, FISHBONE, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS.....the park elvator was beautiful.....the way live music should be