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Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 18 January 2013 (USA)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director:

Dave Grohl (as David Grohl)

Writer:

Mark Monroe
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Credited cast:
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Himself
Joe Barresi Joe Barresi ... Himself
Brian Bell ... Himself
Frank Black ... Himself
James Brown James Brown ... Himself
Lindsey Buckingham ... Himself
Mike Campbell ... Himself
Tim Commerford ... Himself
Kevin Cronin ... Himself
Rivers Cuomo ... Himself
Warren Demartini ... Himself
Mick Fleetwood ... Himself
John Fogerty ... Himself
Neil Giraldo Neil Giraldo ... Himself
Christopher Allen Goss ... Himself
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The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories. Written by Joe

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Real to reel.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,842, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$422,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,181
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

David Grohl: Why can't it always be this easy?
Paul McCartney: It is.
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Amazing documentary for music lovers
3 February 2013 | by mashkejSee all my reviews

First up: how freaking cool is Dave Grohl? Nirvana, Drummer, Foo Fighters, Guitarist, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D (the devil!), music lover......and....now director!?!...make that Excellent Director.

This documentary is actually kinda/sorta two doc's in one. The first half takes a wonderful walk through a wide array of music and artists that recorded at the Sound City studios. Dave & Nirvana recorded "Nevermind" there. The storyline is woven around an amazing mixing board which Dave purchased from the now closed studio and had installed in his own. This leads to the second part which follows Dave and a diverse array of artists playing music in his studio through the mixing board.

This movie is made with a pure love, respect, and enthusiasm for music....all music..over the last 40 years. Everything works so well together: the artists, the stories, the love of analog recording, and, of course, the music. If you're like me, you'll watch this and immediately follow it by digging out old records/cds that you haven't listened to for a while. Its excellent.

Regarding distribution: the movie premiered last month at Sundance and is now available for purchase and electronic download.

Peace .n. "We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers of Dreams". -Willy Wonka

Mashke


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