Sound City is about the legendary recording studio called Sound City in California. Many great bands and their records were recorded there. It featured some custom recording consoles found nowhere else. While telling the history of this studio, it also provides a commentary on the move to digital recording and what is lost in that process.
Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Rubin, Mick Fleetwood, Lars Ulrich, John Fogerty, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl all take part in this documentary directed by Dave Grohl himself. Many other musicians and the people behind the studio are in the doc as well.
“Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.”
Sound City is in theatres February 1, 2013 and will have have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
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by Sarah Ksiazek