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Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, amongst many others, all put magic to tape within these walls. It was Rock n’ Roll hallowed ground. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances by the iconic musicians who made their careers in the studio, SOUND CITY tells the story of real rock n'roll history, and celebrates the human element of music, as Grohl gathers some of rock's greatest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City's legendary analog console, together they continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 41
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Grohl has put a lot of affection into this film, and it shows.
Fresh: Dave Grohl's terrific new doc, Sound City, profiles the studio where some of the greatest music of the past four decades was born.
Fresh: In his directing debut, Dave Grohl shows the instincts of a real filmmaker. Sound City hits you like a shot in the heart.
Fresh: High-spirited, emotional and funny, "Sound City" is, of all things, a mash note to a machine. Not just any machine, however, but one that helped change the face of rock 'n' roll.
Required viewing for all Engineers
I am an audio engineer and music fanatic, and I can honestly say this should be required viewing for all aspiring musicians and audio engineers alike. Not only is this film chalk full music history, but it delves into a side of music that most people never see. On to top it all off it tells a story that will make you laugh, cry and just shout F%#& Yeah. Watching this film for me was like having a religious experience. Keep up the awesome work Dave!
Great Job Dave
Standing up for Human sounding music is something i've noticed you have been very involved into, and Im glad you've taken action! hope this changes the minds of many artists! Thanks
WOW! Thanks Dave!
I waited for this to be available with great intrepadation... finally today, I watched it...it blew me away! So many gaps in my own musical story were filled in by this movie...it kept me on the edge of my seat. This is absolutely one of the very best musicial Documentaries I have ever seen. If you are a music lover then you must buy this movie! I can;t wait to watch it again. Thank you Dave (and Rupert Neve)!