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Overview

Sound City

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/2013
UPC: 0887654589590
Original Release: 2013
Source: Rca
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:32:00
Sales rank: 4,585

Special Features

44 minutes and 30 seconds of bonus material

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dave Grohl Participant
Joe Barresi Participant
Butch Vig Participant
Kevin Cronin Participant
Joshua Homme Participant
Lee Ving Participant
Jim Scott Participant
Nick Raskulinecz Participant
Rick Rubin Participant
Shivaun O'Brien Participant
Paul Salvatore Participant
Chris Goss Participant
Stevie Nicks Participant
Rick Springfield Participant
Vinny Appice Participant
Rick Neilson Participant
Keith Olsen Participant
Lars Ulrich Participant
Trent Reznor Participant
Brad Wilk Participant
Mike Campbell Participant
Mick Fleetwood Participant
Corey Taylor Participant
Tom Skeeter Participant
Neil Young Participant
Sandy Skeeter Participant
Barry Manilow Participant
John Fogerty Participant
Rupert Neve Participant
Lindsey Buckingham Participant
Taylor Hawkins Participant
Omar Hakim Participant
James Brown Actor
Jim Keltner Participant
Benmont Tench Participant
Tom Petty Participant
Neil Giraldo Participant
Stephen Pearcy Participant
Ross Robinson Participant
Pat Smear Participant
Warren DeMartini Participant
Krist Novoselic Participant
Tim Bob Commerford Participant
Frank Black Participant
Robert Levon Been Participant
Paul McCartney Actor

Technical Credits
Dave Grohl Director,Original Story,Producer
Paul Crowder Editor
John Cutliffe Executive Producer
Mark Monroe Screenwriter
John Ramsay Producer
James Rota Producer
John Silva Executive Producer
Gaby Skolnek Executive Producer
Kenny Stoff Cinematographer
Kristen Welsh Executive Producer
Jessica Young Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sound City
1. Chapter 1 [4:48]
2. Chapter 2 [4:25]
3. Chapter 3 [6:18]
4. Chapter 4 [9:16]
5. Chapter 5 [8:13]
6. Chapter 6 [7:02]
7. Chapter 7 [9:10]
8. Chapter 8 [6:09]
9. Chapter 9 [6:12]
10. Chapter 10 [6:45]
11. Chapter 11 [6:45]
12. Chapter 12 [8:31]
13. Chapter 13 [5:25]
14. Chapter 14 [10:42]
15. Chapter 15 [7:23]

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Sound City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply, Awesome.