Fishbone have been at for 25 years only to watch lesser bands surpass them in commercial success. It’s been a hard road for them as Black men doing a blend of rock, funk, ska and R&B. From ’86 to ’96 they had a deal with Columbia and produced some of the most wickedly good music around. But by the late ’90’s they lost their contract and went with Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records to record the intensely fierce Chim Chim’s Badass Revenge which Austin also produced. They’ve continued to record marvelous albums and tour but they remain mostly unknown outside of the underground because they had the bad luck to have swarthy complexions. Even the so-called best rock critics have been too ignorant to understand the rhythmic Nettwerx that is Fishbone. Thankfully Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler have shot Everyday Sunshine, a new documentary about the band narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Make sure to check out the website to see if it’s coming near you.
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