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SOUND CITY Buckingham Nicks

“Sound City” is more of a rabid appreciation for the life and times of Sound City Studios (located in Los Angeles) than a crisp documentary of its history. However, the raw energy works in the movie’s favor, zipping along at top speed as its worships iconic music created sparingly, preferring talent over touch-ups. It’s a fan film from musician Dave Grohl, who directs and appears in the effort, straining to impart his enthusiasm for the essentials of musical recording, fetishizing a dumpy studio located in an industrial park that gave the world sonic booms delivered by bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Metallica. Read the rest at


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