Sound City 2013 NR CC

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Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), SOUND CITY tells the story of rock n' roll's greatest recording studio, and the musical magic it continues to inspire.

Starring:
NEIL YOUNG, TOM PETTY
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Sound City

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Genres Music, Documentary
Director David Grohl
Starring NEIL YOUNG, TOM PETTY
Supporting actors Brian Bell, Frank Black, James Brown, Lindsey Buckingham, Mike Campbell, Tim Commerford, Kevin Cronin, Rivers Cuomo, Warren Demartini, Mick Fleetwood, John Fogerty, Neil Giraldo, Christopher Allen Goss, Jessy Greene, David Grohl, Omar Hakim, Taylor Hawkins, Peter Hayes
Studio GRAVITAS VENTURES
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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If you are a music lover, I highly recommend you watch this.
Missa
This is an amazing story about Sound City, a recording studio where many great musical artists and groups recorded some of the BEST albums of all time!
Van Gogh
This was well done, with great interviews, back story, and the music is amazing.
philip j glorioso

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218 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Dana Sciandra on February 7, 2013
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When you think of where some of rock's greatest and most memorable albums were recorded, chances are that Sound City is not what you have in mind.

Located in a run down neighborhood in Van Nuys California, Sound City's dilapidated appearance looks better suited to the production of meth, not music.

This is the story that Foo Fighter's front-man and first-time director, Dave Grohl, sets out to tell about this unlikely rock landmark that changed the face - and more specifically, the sound - of music.

And Grohl would know, as Sound City is where Nirvana recorded their seminal album, "Nevermind," before it exploded onto the scene and transformed the rock landscape forever.

** "This Place is a Dump." **

Sound City opened its doors in 1969 to an inauspicious beginning. It was not until 1975, when Fleetwood Mac recorded their heavily praised self-titled album there (a serendipitous and well documented story in the movie), that the tiny studio landed on the rock map and began attracting artists who wanted to come and record there.

Overwhelmingly throughout the documentary, artists' recollection of their first impression of the studio was that it was a complete dump... many nearly refusing to record there as a result.

However, what Sound City lacked in polish, flash or even clean furniture... it more than made up for with something that no other studio at the time had.

** The Neve Console **

The Neve console was designed and manufactured by Neve Electronics for high-end recording studios during the 1970s and was the last of the "80 series" hand-wired analog mixing consoles.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Flynn on February 2, 2013
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I saw this last night and was blown away. As a Foo Fighters fan, I expected to enjoy this, but it was even better than I expected. So much musical history about Sound City Studios, and then the second part, where they invite people back to make new tracks with them, was even better. Loved watching Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Rick Springfield, and Paul McCartney create music! Left me wanting more.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By HB Livin' on January 30, 2013
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Saw this at Sundance and have already pre-ordered my copy. I think this is going to be on the best documentaries of the year. The direction and editing were awesome and the music blew me away. Paul McCartney still has it as does Rick Springfield and Stevie Nicks!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MikeyThunder on February 1, 2013
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The movie was all around GREAT. So many great stories, such a great point of view on music in general. I DEFINITELY recommend seeing it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Bevington on February 2, 2013
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A great story about people making music and a magical board that produced a one-of-a-kind sound. If you're not affected by Dave Grohl's enthusiasm for this project, then you must be half dead. A must watch for everybody.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 1, 2013
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This is just amazing. It is great that he took the time to do this. Dave Grohl and everyone else is just perfect!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 2, 2013
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The film is really good. It was similar in illumination as a documentary as the Tom Dowd documentary. This follows a classic Neve mixer rather than an individual, and is like seeing backstage of many of the Classic Albums DVDs.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By CheweeMcBacca on February 1, 2013
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This is so amazing its hard to put it in words. God bless you Dave :)100 out of 10 everyday all day. I am sooooo looking forward to buying this album :)
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