Sundance Film Festival: Red Carpet Premiere of Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’

Sundance Film Festival: Red Carpet Premiere of Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Sound City is a 2013 documentary film produced and directed by Dave Grohl. Documentary is about the […]
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Sundance Film Festival: Red Carpet Premiere of Dave Grohl's 'Sound City'

Sound City is a 2013 documentary film produced and directed by Dave Grohl. Documentary is about the history of recording studio Sound City Studios in  Los Angeles. The little-known recording studio housed a unique analog Neve recording console and had a reputation for recording drums. Artists such as NirvanaRed Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Rage Against The Machine, recorded groundbreaking music at the studio.

The film Sound City tells the story of the studio from its early days in 1969 until its closing in 2011. It then follows Dave Grohl's purchase of the studio's custom analog Neve console, which he moved to his personal studio, Studio 606. Rupert Neve is an English engineer who founded Neve Electronicsin 1961, designed and manufactured the Neve 8028, "one of four in the world", and is interviewed by Grohl in the film. Famous musicians who recorded at Sound City reunite at Studio 606 for a jam session and to make an album of "all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console." It also shows album covers by some bands: Red Hot Chili Peppers's One Hot Minute, Nirvana's Incesticide and Nevermind, Rage Against The Machine's self-titled albumand many others.