Rock Docs dives into a groundbreaking band with a fascinating history this week, with a chat about Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone. The 2010 documentary about legendary L.A. band Fishbone is directed by co-produced and co-directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, and narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, it’s an approach to the band that doesn’t overlook the rough spots.
Everyday Sunshine tells the story of how busing, desegregation and a clash of various Los Angeles music scenes all contributed to the formation of a unique band that combined funk, rock, metal, pop, ska and other various genres into their own signature sound. The film offers a look at some of the heavier moments for the band, undergoing lineup changes and going through various struggles, as well as what our hosts describe as “a toxic level of theremin abuse.” The stereotypical Cinderella story doesn’t apply here, and it’s not all wrapped up so neatly, but is recommended for those who prefer a raw take on the rock doc.
This week, hosts Andy Keatts and David Lizerbram are joined by guest Dallas McLaughlin—the comic and actor who recently released the new album I Didn’t Start the Fire (and Other Lies), as well as a Fishbone superfan.
Listen to the new episode below, check out the film’s trailer, and stream the documentary on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.