Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sound City

Sundance: Charles Manson “Considered” For ‘Sound City’ Documentary, Says Dave Grohl

By DOMINIC PATTEN | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 11:12am PST

Dave Grohl announced today at the Sundance Film Festival that he almost put Charles Manson in his Sound City documentary. “Manson recorded at Sound City and at one point we considered talking to him about music because how f***ing insane would that be,” said first time director Grohl Tuesday. “But we decided not to because we didn’t want it to take over the beautiful message of the movie but we considered it.” The murderous cult leader recorded some demos in the late Sixties at the famed San Fernando Valley recording studio that’s the subject of the Foo Fighters’ frontman’s directorial debut. Found guilty of the murder of Sharon Tate and others in 1970, Manson has been in prison ever since. He has repeatedly been denied parole. “He was a musician before he got busted. He was friends with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and Dennis Wilson said ‘here go record some demos, I’ll pay for it, there’s this place called Sound City,” Grohl explained. A number of bands have covered Manson’s songs over the years. As the Sound City documentary shows, former band Nirvana also recorded at Sound City, as did Guns’N’Roses, Rick Springfield, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, Neil Young, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.  A star studded Sound City concert in Park City followed the film’s premiere on January 18. Even before the Festival even began, Gravitas Ventures acquired worldwide VOD to Sound City. Grohl was appearing this morning with Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green at Sundance’s Cinema Café

7 comments:

jeffrey jeff said...

Some great music recorded at Sound City. Two of my favorites Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes and Neil Young's After the Gold Rush. Neil was still living in Topanga.
[Quote from Neil Young]: "Glad he didn't get around to ME when he was punishing people for the fact he didn't make it in the music biz. That's what that was all about. Didn't get to be a rock and roll star, so he started fuckin' wipin' people out. Dig that."

Doc Sierra said...

I love Neil Young, especially with Crazy Horse. Live Rust. One of my favorite albums of all time.

louis365 said...

Hell of a talent...He's the only one Canada has, but what a great one...

FrankM said...

Er, Louis, the only one? I'd put Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen alongside him for talent of his time.

FrankM

Doc Sierra said...

FrankM said...

Er, Louis, the only one? I'd put Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen alongside him for talent of his time.
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Let's not forget Gordon Lightfoot. Neil Young said he's a Canadian National Treasure.

jeffrey jeff said...

Also Ian Tyson. Neil covered his song "Four Strong Winds" and said it was the most beautiful song he's ever heard.

louis365 said...

Young is a Rock legend. I'm with the house of Rock/Blues Frank.

Don't forget guys like Stompin Tom Doc.

No other rocker in Canada comes close to the status that Neil has achieved...who else can claim to haved played with the likes of Page?