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Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 18 January 2013 (USA)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

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Dave Grohl (as David Grohl)

Writer:

Mark Monroe
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Himself
Joe Barresi Joe Barresi ... Himself
Brian Bell ... Himself
Frank Black ... Himself
James Brown James Brown ... Himself
Lindsey Buckingham ... Himself
Mike Campbell ... Himself
Tim Commerford ... Himself
Kevin Cronin ... Himself
Rivers Cuomo ... Himself
Warren Demartini ... Himself
Mick Fleetwood ... Himself
John Fogerty ... Himself
Neil Giraldo Neil Giraldo ... Himself
Christopher Allen Goss ... Himself
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The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories. Written by Joe

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,842, 3 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$422,417, 20 December 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

David Grohl: Why can't it always be this easy?
Paul McCartney: It is.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.17 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Centipede
Written by Josh Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl & Alain Johannes
Performed by Josh Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl & Alain Johannes
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Sound City
8 March 2013 | by jxing75See all my reviews

Sound City is a documentary about the famed recording studio in Van Nuys, California, which was the origin of records by Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Rick Springfield and Tom Petty among many others. Rock musician Dave Grohl, of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, sets out to tell the story of a recording studio in his first film. The studio became famous for a single piece of recording equipment — a 1970s era sound board — that became a "hope diamond" for musicians. Sound City is a musical time machine that allows film and music enthusiasts to travel back through time to when music was recorded with raw, pure imperfections that led to many remarkable careers. It made me want to throw out my iPad and computer, and start typing on a type writer while rocking out to the Sound City soundtrack.


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