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themike
02-02-2013, 11:33 AM
So a few months ago I saw the trailer for a documentary that was coming out about the famous Sound City recording studio. It was directed by Dave Grohl and instantly got my attention because of it.
Its an amazingly shot, beautiful story about not only this studio but the state of music performances and recordings today.

What I really loved about it is how it includes stars from all genres and decades of music and has them tell the story.... together. It also includes some very very special preformances.


http://youtu.be/HQoOfiLz1G4

I dont think there is 1 person on this board who wouldn't enjoy this movie.

Buy it from Here. (http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/) Use the code "reddit" for 3 dollars off, making it $10 - DRM free.

Shawn@PRS
02-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Being a fan of music and history, I'm really looking forward to checking this out!

sergiodeblanc
02-02-2013, 12:56 PM
I just saw a preview yesterday, can't wait to check it out.

Hopeful Sinner
02-03-2013, 08:41 AM
Looks like it will be very cool. Thanks for the recommendation!!!

themike
02-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Its really cool - Ive watched it 3 days since I bought it and am still amazed.

There is one scene where (present day) Dave Grohl is sitting in the live room at Sound City behind his drums and starts playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and it starts cutting in and out to him playing the same part of the song back in the 90s when he was in Nirvana and it literally gave me chills - it was so well done.

Goldtop
02-03-2013, 10:52 AM
I am waiting for this to hit the shelves where I live. It's 'on the way' I'm told, and I can't wait.

Goldtop Lloyd

John Beef
02-04-2013, 10:30 AM
My wife and I downloaded and streamed it Friday night. It was great! If you're on this forum, you're probably a music nerd/geek like me and I love this kind of thing.

jfb
02-04-2013, 03:33 PM
I'm getting this. Looks fantastic.

aduayer
02-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Its really cool - Ive watched it 3 days since I bought it and am still amazed.

There is one scene where (present day) Dave Grohl is sitting in the live room at Sound City behind his drums and starts playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and it starts cutting in and out to him playing the same part of the song back in the 90s when he was in Nirvana and it literally gave me chills - it was so well done.

Can't get enough of this film. and yeah, Mike, this scene is so cool.

themike
02-26-2013, 10:13 AM
Can't get enough of this film. and yeah, Mike, this scene is so cool.

Ah, I'm so glad you saw it and bumped this. I was worried that people forgot about it because I really, really love it!

rugerpc
02-26-2013, 10:18 AM
Amazon is taking pre-orders on physical media:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sound+city

Shawn@PRS
02-26-2013, 10:21 AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing this!

aduayer
02-26-2013, 10:56 AM
Ah, I'm so glad you saw it and bumped this. I was worried that people forgot about it because I really, really love it!
man, you see why people complain so much about now good music nowadays.
digital domain is good when is a tool, not when it's the way to make art. it make life easier, but people are forgetting what's about jam and have fun! I will see it over and over again. I am glad I have a digital copy, so it won't wear out...LOL

Rango
02-26-2013, 11:46 AM
I tried to get tickets for the opening in LA and the After Opening Concert, but missed out. :(

I haven't got to sit down and watch the whole thing, but the pieces I seen were fantastic! :D

garrett0001
02-26-2013, 04:39 PM
i saw it last weekend. It was on on-demand. Its an awesome documentary that you should all check out.

alantig
02-26-2013, 09:22 PM
I'm waiting for the physical media, but I love watching studio stuff, so this is a no-brainer for me.

Rango
02-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Amazon is taking pre-orders on physical media:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sound+city

My B-Day is in a few weeks that just when on the LIST. Right below DGT in FBJ. OMG! :D

Shawn@PRS
02-28-2013, 08:47 PM
I just finished watching this film (Thanks Duayer) and it was awesome. I don't want to spoil anything, but let me say the last 45 minutes where completely unexpected but totally kick ass! If you are a fan of music, check this out. It covers everything from Rick Springfield to Lee Ving of Fear.

As a side note, let me also recommend "Thomas Dowd and the Language of Music", it's another must see for muso's.

cjmwrx
03-01-2013, 02:47 AM
Got this the day it came out on Pre-Order. Fantastically made documentary that makes you understand what is really going on with technology and music. Reel men record on tape. IMHO, you can hear it in nearly every recording since the late 90s. The last FF album was recorded on THE Neve console from Sound City, and your CAN hear it.

aduayer
03-01-2013, 05:06 AM
I just finished watching this film (Thanks Duayer) and it was awesome. I don't want to spoil anything, but let me say the last 45 minutes where completely unexpected but totally kick ass! If you are a fan of music, check this out. It covers everything from Rick Springfield to Lee Ving of Fear.

As a side note, let me also recommend "Thomas Dowd and the Language of Music", it's another must see for muso's.

my pleasure, coach.


Got this the day it came out on Pre-Order. Fantastically made documentary that makes you understand what is really going on with technology and music. Reel men record on tape. IMHO, you can hear it in nearly every recording since the late 90s. The last FF album was recorded on THE Neve console from Sound City, and your CAN hear it.

you got it! you can hear it and you can feel when the band is recording together.
When you listen to band that just recorded their albums (I think there's no albums, right...lol) they say things like: we wanted to put on tape (LOL) our energy and the way we sound live on the stage. come on, first of all you have to record it as a band, everybody playing at the same time in the same room and having fun. IT always should be about having fun. anyway, loved the movie for so many reasons.

sergiodeblanc
03-01-2013, 11:59 AM
I finally found a link that worked and watched it last night, fun movie!





As a side note, let me also recommend "Thomas Dowd and the Language of Music", it's another must see for muso's.

I completely agree, Great ,Great, Great movie! Tom was one of those guys that lived ten lifetimes in one. Amazing person.

alantig
03-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Yes - the Dowd movie was excellent.

So is the Les Paul movie, "Catching Sound". And there's a great doc on Lemmy called...well, "Lemmy".

themike
03-05-2013, 10:12 AM
The collaberation album that was made on this documentry is now available for free streaming! Check it out:

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/172990757/first-listen-dave-grohl-friends-sound-city-real-to-reel

I'm really loving the Trent Reznor + Dave Grohl + Josh Homme song "Mantra".

south89
03-05-2013, 11:22 AM
I'm liking some of the stuff but I think you can definately tell that Dave Grohl is involved in alot of it. Highlights for me would be trick with no Sleeve, from can to can't and time slowing down is ok.

themike
03-07-2013, 06:40 PM
http://youtu.be/WTaeHFquheI

and then with vocals


http://youtu.be/gdu29Nbkfrk

justmund
07-20-2013, 11:47 PM
Just got around to watching this, great story. I love hearing stuff like this that we would have no idea about otherwise.

Wow that guy from Slipknot has a great voice!

vchizzle
07-21-2013, 12:24 PM
Just got around to watching this, great story. I love hearing stuff like this that we would have no idea about otherwise.

Wow that guy from Slipknot has a great voice!
Thanks for bumping this up, can't wait to check this out.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! Đ
07-21-2013, 12:44 PM
OK, downloading now. Will watch it this week.

alantig
07-21-2013, 09:54 PM
It's very cool, Hans. The old footage is wonderful to watch and leaves you wanting more. I'd love to know how much footage of those old sessions actually exists.

Tazboy
07-22-2013, 11:21 AM
I saw it a few months back, loved it and highly recommend it.

The recording industry has changed, somethings for the better and some for worse, and most will never get to work or record in an organic, "big" studio. I teach audio engineering and have a love-hate relationship with recording to tape and the same goes for recording digitally. IMHO, a big part of capturing a great performance is the vibe at the moment and working piece meal or individually over distance seems to lack the mojo and vibe of musicians working collaboratively to create art. I'm tempted to make this movie required viewing for one of my classes.

frankb56
07-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Just bought the CD on Amazon, got it free with rewards points (an added bonus that I didn't realize I had).

John Beef
07-22-2013, 04:05 PM
The CD is really good, I have been enjoying it.

Molly
07-23-2013, 04:24 AM
I bought it a week or so ago ($25NZ because we get shafted on these things). Watched it about three nights running. DG is one talanted chap. What a perfect life he's built for himself. Anyway, loved the movie. Loved the bit where he's looking puzzled whilst the board's designer is explaining some basic electronic principles. Wonder if he'd be my friend and I could just hang out and jam.... ;-)

John Beef
07-23-2013, 11:25 AM
What a perfect life he's built for himself.
There's no question he's a talented guy, but the amount of luck he had falling into the drummer spot in some little band called Nirvana at barely 21 years old and being a multi-millionaire by 22 or 23 had a lot to do with it. It's easier to build these things when you have that kind of capital to work with.

Anyone watch his SXSW keynote this year? Pretty interesting.

QueenCityGuitars
07-23-2013, 11:54 AM
There's no question he's a talented guy, but the amount of luck he had falling into the drummer spot in some little band called Nirvana at barely 21 years old and being a multi-millionaire by 22 or 23 had a lot to do with it. It's easier to build these things when you have that kind of capital to work with.

There's no doubt Dave got lucky when he became the 8th (or whatever it is) drummer for Nirvana but he worked really hard in a band called Scream, and toured with them extensively on the cheap, before joining Nirvana. He could have rested on his laurels and retired with his Nirvana nest egg but he didn't. I think it's pretty impressive that he switched instruments, wrote every song, played every instrument, and sang every song on the Foo Fighters' debut album. Some people are given their ticket, some people earn it, but most are a combination of both. Dave Grohl created his fortune, in my opinion.

Julio
07-23-2013, 12:13 PM
There's no doubt Dave got lucky when he became the 8th (or whatever it is) drummer for Nirvana but he worked really hard in a band called Scream, and toured with them extensively on the cheap, before joining Nirvana. He could have rested on his laurels and retired with his Nirvana nest egg but he didn't. I think it's pretty impressive that he switched instruments, wrote every song, played every instrument, and sang every song on the Foo Fighters' debut album. Some people are given their ticket, some people earn it, but most are a combination of both. Dave Grohl created his fortune, in my opinion.

Totally agreed! Money canīt buy criativity to make a lot of great songs for so many years, and the love for the music that Dave shows on stage are priceless... this guy simply deserves all he achieved.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! Đ
07-24-2013, 01:20 AM
Just watched it. Credits are rolling as I type this on my iPhone.

Three things come to mind:
1) I feel like I missed out on something I was supposed to be a part of - and I traded it all for money.
2) I want to sell all of my guitars - except one - and take it seriously.
3) The last tune with McCartney was raw, powerful, and my favorite.

Molly
07-24-2013, 02:18 AM
Money canīt buy criativity to make a lot of great songs for so many years...

True. I played in bands and thought I was taking it seriously for years but, reflecting now (as I'm apt to do in my late 40s) I realise all the guitar tricks and licks in the world are no substitute for the ability to write a good song and perform it well. Foo Fighters have no end of melodic but powerfull songs and they're so tight! Just a great band. I'd give my left arm to jam with them (but then I wouldn't be able to). Also, the inverted snob in me likes that he didn't come from money.

rugerpc
07-24-2013, 09:09 AM
I'm glad this thread got bumped - I just ordered the DVD and the CD....

alantig
07-24-2013, 07:37 PM
As a companion piece, if you're feeling the Grohl love, check out the Foo Fighters doc "Back And Forth". It covers the recording of the album they did after this board was installed at Grohl's home studio (I believe it was after this board). It's really awesome, not only watching all the stuff that went into the album, but watching them interact with their families as it happened. There's a scene where Grohl is recording a guitar part and his daughter comes in, pokes him in the back and says (in that way only little girls can), "Daddy, you said we'd GO SWIMMING!" He says something like, "We will, but I have to finish recording this guitar part." And as I recall, never stopped playing. Just a sweet moment.

Here 'tis...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WT5WTwztHg