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September 30, 2013

Off the Shelf: Sound City

Filed under: Movies & TV, Music, Off the Shelf — Tags: , , , , — lauradebacle @ 8:00 am

Today’s blog entry comes in the form of dialog. Dialog recreated from a casual office conversation. (All names have been changed to protect the innocent and all words have been changed to accommodate my memory.) Here it goes:

SoundCityMax: Didn’t Dave Grohl make a documentary?

Sally: Yeah, he did: Sound City. It’s amazing. You should watch it. And listen to the soundtrack; it’s really great, too.

Max: Dave Grohl is pretty amazing.

Sally: He is. I bet he’s a lot like Justin Timberlake; just a really cool, immensely talented guy.

Max: But I bet he’s not good at golf.

Sally: Right.

Lindsey: Who’s not good at golf?

Sally and Max: Dave Grohl.

Sally: But he did make this incredible documentary called Sound City. It’s about this recording studio in California. Nirvana recorded Nevermind there and countless other bands recorded there, too. Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Rick Spingfield. They had some sort of really rare and amazing soundboard. The first part of the movie is all about the studio, its history, the soundboard, the music that was recorded there, the people who worked there.

Lindsey: Cool.

Sally: Yeah. And the second half is about how Dave Grohl buys the really awesome soundboard and moved it to his studio. Then he invites musicians who recorded at Sound City to come record new music with him. Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, Rick Springfield. It’s pretty incredible. The music is simply great.

Lindsey and Max: Wow!

Sally: Right? So definitely check out Sound City the documentary and the CD Sound City: Real to Reel. Totally worth it.

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