Starting with Sound City’s humble beginnings in 1969, the documentary tells the story of the people and the music that made the place great. There are tales in this film to delight a range of rock fans – straight from the mouths of musicians who recorded iconic albums there. There’s also footage of some epic collaborations orchestrated by Grohl, which can be heard on the movie’s official soundtrack.
The main message Grohl’s trying to get across is that modern technology (which ultimately put Sound City out of business) shouldn’t be used in a way that removes music’s humanity. It’s a celebration of getting back to the roots of music, with all its little imperfections.
I’m still on the waiting list for the DVD, but saw Sound City at the movies in January. Can’t wait to share it with friends and family. This is a must see for any self-respecting rock fan.
To get a real idea of what I'm on about, check out the trailer here.
(Image courtesy of JB Hi-Fi).
Title: Sound City: Real to Reel
Director: Dave Grohl
Publisher: Roswell Films
- Aimee, Howick Library