Sound City

Sound City
USA, 2013
Directed by:

Dir.: Dave Grohl
Prod.: Dave Grohl, John Ramsay, James A. Rota
Scr.: Mark Monroe
Phot.: Kenny Stoff Jessica Young
Editor: Paul Crowder
International sales: Sam Music Biz/Sara Sigman
108 mins.

If you’re a first-time filmmaker celebrating the legacy of a legendary recording studio, it probably helps a lot to be a member of Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Sound City, a dump of a place opened in 1969 in Van Nuys, in the San Fernando Valley. It was a squat, ugly building with shag carpeting on the walls and furniture you might think twice about sitting on. But the avuncular business partners behind the studio, Tom Skeeter and Joe Gottfried, were savvy about forging relationships with their artists. Two breakout albums lured a slew of major music figures to record there. The main body of the film spans the distant peaks of  the eponymous 1975 Fleetwood Mac album and Nirvana’s landmark 1991 release, Nevermind. Dave Grohl in his terrifically entertaining documentary brings passion and heart to this greatly assembled insider account of what it feels like to make real rock music.

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