It's that time of the month again as PencilStorm contributors Brian Phillips and Colin Gawel host their movie series "Reelin and Rockin" at the Gateway Film Center. This month it is the highly acclaimed documentary "Sound City" directed by none other than Dave Grohl. The film chronicles the history of the legendary L.A. recording studio Sound City featuring interviews with the major players who recorded there. It happens Wednesday February 20th at the Gateway Film Center. As always, drinks at the upstairs bar at 7pm and the movie at 8. All proceeds to CD1025 for the kids. For more info on the film series, visit the Facebook page here
And What's More......
It's hard to mention Dave Grohl these days without also mentioning how cool Dave Grohl is. For the premier of "Sound City" at the Sundance Film Festival he didn't do any sort of traditional red carpet nonsense. No sir, not Dave. He did what Dave Grohl always does, he rocked. He put together a club show featuring the Foo Fighters backing up various artists who recorded at Sound City. Ever wonder what "Jessie's Girl" would sound like with Rick Springfield and the Foos? Here it is. Or the surviving members of Nirvana playing Cheap Trick songs with Rick Nielson guitar and that guy from Slipknot singing? got that too I love the version of Gold Dust Woman with Stevie Nicks as well. But you get the idea. find it for yourself. I've got stuff to do.
Actually, by "stuff to do", I meant, "grab a can of beer from the fridge". Below is every major record done at Sound City from 1970 until its recent closing. I've posted this in a very user un-friendly format because that is the easiest way. What do you think this is? Grantland? I can only assume that Evel Knieval used the room because he was looking for the perfect kick drum sound. Too bad Rick Rubin and Evel never teamed up for a project. That would have been a good one. - Colin GYearArtistAlbumProducer1970SpiritTwelve Dreams of Dr. SardonicusDavid Briggs1970Neil YoungAfter The Gold RushNeil Young, David Briggs, Kendall Pacios1972Dr. JohnDr. John's GumboJerry Wexler1973Buckingham NicksBuckingham NicksKeith Olsen1974Evel KnievelEvel Knievel1974Elton JohnCaribouGus Dudgeon1974Bachman Turner OverdriveNot FragileRandy Bachman1974Bill CosbyAt Last Bill Cosby Really SingsStu Gardner1975Fleetwood MacFleetwood MacKeith Olsen1975WarWhy Can't We Be Friends?Jerry Goldstein1975Nils LofgrenNils LofgrenDavid Briggs1977Grateful DeadTerrapin StationKeith Olsen1977Fleetwood MacRumoursKen Caillat / Richard Dashut1977REO SpeedwagonYou Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna FishJohn Boylan1978Cheap TrickHeaven TonightTom Werman1978Walter EganNot ShyLindsay Buckingham / Richard Dashut1978ForeignerDouble VisionKeith Olsen1979Tom PettyDamn the TorpedoesJimmy Iovine1980Pat BenatarCrimes of PassionKeith Olsen1981Rick SpringfieldWorking Class DogKeith Olsen, Bill Drescher1981Tom PettyHard PromisesTom Petty / Jimmy Iovine1981SantanaZebop!Keith Olsen1982Pat BenatarPrecious TimeKeith Olsen1982REO SpeedwagonGood TroubleKevin Beamish1982FearThe RecordGary Lobow1982Barry ManilowHere Comes the NightBill Drescher1982Rick SpringfieldLiving in OzBill Drescher1983Ronnie James DioHoly DiverRonnie James Dio1984RattOut of the CellarBeau Hill1984Rick SpringfieldHard to HoldBill Drescher1985Tom PettySouthern AccentsTom Petty / Jimmy Lovine1985LoudnessThunder in the East1988Fleetwood MacGreatest Hits1989KeelLarger Than LiveRon Keel1991NirvanaNevermindButch Vig1992Blind MelonBlind MelonRick Parashar / Blind Melon1992Masters of RealitySunrise on the SufferbusChris Goss / Ginger Baker1992Rage Against the MachineRage Against the MachineGarth Richardson1992Green JellÿCereal KillerSylvia Massey1993ToolUndertowSylvia Massey / C.J Buscaglia1993RancidRancidBrett Gurewitz1993Tom PettyGreatest Hits1994Tom PettyWild FlowersRick Rubin1994The Black CrowesAmoricaJack Joseph Puig1995Red Hot Chili PeppersOne Hot Minute1995Kyuss...And the Circus Leaves TownChris Goss1996Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersSongs and Music from "She's the One"Tom Petty1996Carl PerkinsGo Cat GoVarious / Eddie Kramer1996Johnny CashUnchainedRick Rubin1996WeezerPinkertonJoe Barresi1996TonicLemon ParadeJack Joseph Puig1998Foo FightersGodzilla: The AlbumFoo Fighters1998Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone AgeJoe Barresi2000A Perfect CircleMer de NomsMaynard James Keenan2000Queens of the Stone AgeRated RChris Goss2001SlipknotIowaRoss Robinson2001Treble ChargerWide Awake BoredMatt Hyde2003Matchbook RomanceWest For WishingBrett Gurewitz2004Bad ReligionThe Empire Strikes FirstBrett Gurewitz2005Queens of the Stone AgeLullabies to ParalyzeJoe Barresi2005WolfmotherWolfmotherDave Sardy2005Nine Inch NailsWith TeethTrent Reznor2005MadrugadaThe Deep EndGeorge Drakoulias2005Ry CooderChávez RavineRy Cooder2007Mavis StaplesWe'll Never Turn BackRy Cooder2008MetallicaDeath MagneticRick Rubin2008Nine Inch NailsThe SlipTrent Reznor2008Elvis CostelloMomofukuElvis Costello / Jason Lader2009Kid RockBorn FreeRick Rubin2009WolfmotherCosmic EggAlan Moulder2010Josh GrobanIlluminationsRick Rubin2010Death Cab for CutieCodes and KeysChris Walla / Death Cab for Cutie2010TriggerfingerAll This dancin' AroundGreg Gordon2011MastodonThe HunterMike Elizondo2011EverclearReturn to Santa MonicaNathaniel Kunkel / Art Alexakis2011Arctic MonkeysSuck It and SeeJames Ford2011HalosLiving Like Kings In Confined Spaces