11 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Grohl's documentary film Sound City traces the history of one of Los Angeles' most iconic recording studios, where great albums such as Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes, and Nirvana's own Nevermind were recorded. This soundtrack of original songs—recorded at Grohl's home studio, where he uses Sound City's legendary Neve soundboard—is a tribute to the days of that "warm, analog sound." He's joined by The Sound City Players, including Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Krist Novoselic, and other members of Foo Fighters. Each track features a different star. Stevie Nicks brings "You Can't Fix This," a catchy number that recalls the days of cutting a vocal track until you got it right. Fear's Lee Ving joins Queens of the Stone Age's Alain Johannes, The Germs' Pat Smear, and Grohl for the tense pulse of "Your Wife Is Calling." Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana bring the noise for "Cut Me Some Slack." For a quickly assembled superstar-packed celebration, there's a lot of high-level jamming goin' on.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Grohl's documentary film Sound City traces the history of one of Los Angeles' most iconic recording studios, where great albums such as Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes, and Nirvana's own Nevermind were recorded. This soundtrack of original songs—recorded at Grohl's home studio, where he uses Sound City's legendary Neve soundboard—is a tribute to the days of that "warm, analog sound." He's joined by The Sound City Players, including Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Krist Novoselic, and other members of Foo Fighters. Each track features a different star. Stevie Nicks brings "You Can't Fix This," a catchy number that recalls the days of cutting a vocal track until you got it right. Fear's Lee Ving joins Queens of the Stone Age's Alain Johannes, The Germs' Pat Smear, and Grohl for the tense pulse of "Your Wife Is Calling." Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana bring the noise for "Cut Me Some Slack." For a quickly assembled superstar-packed celebration, there's a lot of high-level jamming goin' on.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
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vampirecat ,

Dave!

I Have Decided That anything involving Dave Grohl is going to be great!

facehands ,

I can die now.

Cut Me Some Slack is the best thing that has ever existed in the history of the universe. FACT.

John Gregorio ,

Start of something BEAUTIFUL….

I was amazed when they played this at the 12/12/12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief. It's so rough sounding, so dusty, it's like being run over by a Harley Davidson in the middle of Death Valley and loving every second of it. It CAN be a little slow in progression in the middle of the song. BUT you forget about that small little nitpick in a second once Dave Grohl beats the percussion out of his drums with Sir Paul McCartney screaming is lungs out near the end.

What this song is showing me is that this should not be the end of the McCartney/Nirvana collaboration. I would NOT mind a full album of these legends playing together. Wishful thinking but food for thought nonetheless….

Overall an amazing song, and a great insight on what's to come in both the rest of this album and the Sound City movie (can't wait!).

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