Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” Now Available on iTunes

This is a fantastic movie.  I saw it in a theatre Thursday night and I can’t stop thinking about it.  It’s that good.  If you don’t think it’s brilliant, then you don’t love rock.  In fact, you have have already died and forgotten to lie down.  The even the zombies in The Walking Dead will groove to this one.

Sound City played about 50 special screenings last Thursday night, most on a one-night-only basis, so it may be tough to find it playing in a local theatre.  

Or maybe not.  The one-night gross was $120,514 in the US–and tons of those seats were comped to industry people and contest winners.  That may bode well for future theatrical screenings.

But why wait?  Sound City is now available for purchase through Dave’s official website for the film and through iTunes. And whatever you do, get the HD version ($17.99) because you need all the sound.  Do NOT cheap out.

And please try to watch it somewhere other than a tiny computer screen.  You want to see it on a large TV hooked to a home theatre system turned so loud that the subwoofer is last seen skipping into the kitchen.

My favourite story (being an owner of an English bull terrier, just like the one you see on the cover of Rick Springfield’s Working Class Dog) has to do with how the guitar part was recorded for “Jesse’s Girl.” I won’t spoil it other than to say that the dog in question is named Ron.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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