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Overview - Sound City Studios is a recording complex that opened in 1969 in Van Nuys, CA. While the studio looked utilitarian on the outside and was located in a less-than-glamorous part of Southern California, it boasted a state-of-the-art recording console designed by Rupert Neve, and the studio's acoustics gave music a big, powerful sound that was perfect for rock & roll.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Sound City Studios is a recording complex that opened in 1969 in Van Nuys, CA. While the studio looked utilitarian on the outside and was located in a less-than-glamorous part of Southern California, it boasted a state-of-the-art recording console designed by Rupert Neve, and the studio's acoustics gave music a big, powerful sound that was perfect for rock & roll. Beginning with Neil Young's AFTER THE GOLD RUSH in 1970, many of the biggest acts of the day came to Sound City to put their music on tape, and bands and performers such as Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Elton John, Santana, Johnny Cash, and the Grateful Dead all cut albums there. In 1991, Nirvana came to Sound City to record their breakthrough album NEVERMIND, and the studio soon found a new clientele, with alternative rockers such as Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, and Rage Against the Machine booking time at the studio. But as digital technology became the industry standard by the end of the 1990s, Sound City's analog gear fell out of favor, and the owners sold off the trademark Neve recording console. That console was purchased by musician Dave Grohl, who recorded at Sound City with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, and Grohl offers a look back at the studio's glory days in the documentary SOUND CITY. Along with interviews with many of the artists and technicians who worked at Sound City, the film examines how the rise of digital recording technology has changed the music business, and impacted the way many musicians work. SOUND CITY was Grohl's first project as a film director, and the documentary received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Cast List

Dave Grohl - Rock Musician--Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Also Score Composer
David Grohl - Rock Musician--Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Also Score Composer
Mark Monroe - Director/editor
Jessica Young - Cinematographer
Kenny Stoff
Lindsey Buckingham - Fleetwood Mac star
Mick Fleetwood - Original Member of Fleetwood Mac/Actor
Tom Petty - American Singer/Songwriter,
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - American Singer/Songwriter,
Rick Springfield - Australian Singer/Actor
Kevin Cronin
John Fogerty - Former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Barry Manilow - American Singer/Songwriter
Paul McCartney - Rock Singer/Songwriter/Composer, the Beatles, Wings
James Paul McCartney - Rock Singer/Songwriter/Composer, the Beatles, Wings
Sir Paul McCartney - Rock Singer/Songwriter/Composer, the Beatles, Wings
Keith Olsen - Composer, THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW
Rick Rubin - Music Executive/Producer
Lee Ving - Character Actor
Neil Young - Musician/Filmmaker/Artist
Bernard Shakey - Musician/Filmmaker/Artist
Omar Hakim
Frank Black - Pixies Lead, Featured, GIGANTIC: A TALE OF TWO JOHNS (2003)
Stevie Nicks - Singer/Songwriter
Benmont Tench
Brad Wilk - Actor/Rock Musician
Tim Bob Commerford
Vinny Appice - Musician
Joshua Homme - Additonal Music, DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS (2002)
Neil Giraldo
Lars Ulrich
Jim Keltner - Drummer
Krist Novoselic
Trent Reznor
Stephen Pearcy - American Rock Singer
Pat Smear - Member of the Germs
Taylor Hawkins
Nick Raskulinecz
Mike Campbell - Participant
Butch Vig
Joe Barresi
Jim Scott - Participant
Shivaun O'Brien
Paul Salvatore
Chris Goss - Participant
Rick Neilson
Corey Taylor - Participant; Screenwriter
Tom Skeeter
Sandy Skeeter
Rupert Neve
Ross Robinson
Warren DeMartini
Robert Levon Been

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 887654589590
  • Genre: Music Video: Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: March 2013

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Reviews:
"High-spirited, emotional and funny, SOUND CITY is, of all things, a mash note to a machine. Not just any machine, however, but one that helped change the face of rock 'n' roll." - 01/31/2013 Los Angeles Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Grohl brings in a staggering array of rock royalty to pay tribute, from Stevie Nicks and Trent Reznor to Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Fear’s Lee Ving." - 02/01/2013 Rolling Stone

 
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