Dave Grohl's 'Sound City: Real to Reel' review: Surprising

The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl directed "Sound City," The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl directed "Sound City," a new documentary on the Los Angeles recording studio. Photo Credit: Handout

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REVIEW

Only Dave Grohl could pull this off. The soundtrack to his documentary, "Sound City: Real to Reel" (RCA), features a who's who of artists who recorded at the legendary Los Angeles studio writing and recording new songs together on the spot. The results are surprising and, often, thrilling. Stevie Nicks sounds incredibly good on the haunting "You Can't Fix This," backed by Grohl and fellow Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkings. Rick Springfield hasn't sounded as hard-hitting as he does on "The Man That Never Was" in decades, while Paul McCartney sounds like he's having a blast jamming with the surviving members of Nirvana on "Cut Me Some Slack."

 

SOUND CITY PLAYERS

"Sound City: Real to Reel"

THE GRADE A-

BOTTOM LINE Incredible lineup tackles interesting rock

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