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Sound City Makes Sweet Music At SXSW

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:15 PM CDT

Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame credits his success to Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, particularly the soundboard there. He honestly believes if he had recorded anywhere else, you would have never heard about him or any of his band mates.

Sound City Studios started in 1969 producing a very particular sound, especially when it comes to recording drums. It brought tons of hit recordings to performers Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Weezer, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Metallica plus many more. Then in May 2011, the studios shut their doors. Dave Grohl purchased the Neve 8028 Console from the studios and installed it in his private recording studio. As a tribute to the Sound City Studios, he brought a lot of those artists together and created a project recording it all from that board. The project is the Sound City project and this is the documentary of the project coming together and making history. There are interviews of the history of Sound City Studios and each of the musicians' experiences.

With his belief that music history is just as important as political history or any other history for that matter, Dave Grohl puts his whole heart in the story-telling of Sound City. After viewing this documentary I saw Grohl in a whole new light and I believe you will too.

By Ken The Critic @kenthecriticSound City Makes Sweet Music At SXSW


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