Fishbone may seem like an atypical subject for such a story, but Fishbone is atypical of almost everything. As Anderson and Metzler relate with the help of narration from Laurence Fishburne and some snazzy animation, the band got its start in the late ’70s after African-American students from South Central Los Angeles were bused to schools in the predominantly white, suburban San Fernando Valley. There hulking Norwood Fisher, his brother “Fish” Fisher, and some of their South Central friends met Angelo Moore, a black kid from a strict religious household in the Valley. Their fledgling band devoted itself to playing music, regardless of what type it was or the skin color of the folks who usually made it, and burst onto the early ’80s L.A. punk scene as a bunch of black kids with mohawks playing hyper-tight, spazzed-out, genre-hopping party-out-of-bounds music. They were signed to Columbia Records before any of them turned 20.