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Dave Grohl gave us another clue about his very own Sound City movie. The project was started by Grohl last year after the infamous Sound City Studio, where albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind were recorded, was closed in May. A piece of the history of American Rock and Roll risked fading away, and Grohl decided to immortalize the spirit of the Californian studio through a documentary.
For the celebration of the Sound City studios, Grohl aimed to gather many musicians and producers who recorded there; Dave Grohl promises the documentary will be full of surprises. Meanwhile, he has apparently been working on the soundtrack for the documentary with Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig, with whom he recorded Nevermind in 1991, together with the late Kurt Cobain. No release date is given yet for the Sound City film, but the work is going on, as is reminded in the new teaser.
In the new teaser Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Butch Vig, and Trent Reznor talk about the studio and one of its historical pieces, the analog recording console Neve 8028. Fogerty says that with the Neve 8028 “The bass sounds better, the human voice sounds better,” and Butch Vig adds “The Neve has incredible character, probably too much character.”
In a handwritten note made public in May by the official Sound City page, Grohl explained his project and the feelings behind it. “Sound City is a film about America’s greatest unsung recording studio. Deep in California’s Sun Burnt, San Fernando Valley, tucked away behind the train tracks and dilapidated warehouses, it was the birthplace of legend. It was witness to history, it was home to a special few, intent of preserving an ideal […] Sound City is a film about the truth, the craft, and the integrity of Rock and Roll. Like the dark hallways of Sound City Studios itself it might not be pretty…but it’s for fucking REAL. ”
The excitement for the upcoming film is growing among fans, who are following the updates the ex-Nirvana drummer makes available for the public from time to time on the official Sound City webpages. Dave Grohl is gaining a lot of appreciation by Rock and Roll lovers, who seem to particularly like his project; one of the comments in the web reads “Can’t wait for this documentary. Kudos to Dave Grohl, the last bastion of hope for Rock n roll.”
Here is the new teaser:
Image Courtesy of Rongyos 1997