Synopsis by Mark Deming
Fusing ska, funk, rock, punk, and anything else that struck its musical fancy, Fishbone was a popular and wildly influential band who gained a massive cult following in the mid '80s but failed to cross over into mainstream success. In 2001, after record company problems and personal changes had stalled the group's momentum, Fishbone entered Henhouse Studio and began recording what many in the band regarded as a "make or break" project. Video cameras recorded the proceedings, and Critical Times: Fishbone's Henhouse Sessions is a documentary which examines both the tensions and the creative flow of Fishbone as they struggle to make magic on the clock.
ska-music, band [music group], behind-the-scenes, making-of, music-business, punk-rock, recording-studio, rock-music