The History of Sound City

I’m not a giant documentary watcher, with one big exception: music documentaries. From an early age, I’ve been fascinated with music and the goings-on that take place in the creation, staging, and performance of music. Sound City tracks the history of a serendipitous recording studio in Van Nuys, CA, that produced some of the greatest albums of all time from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Nirvana. As you watch this documentary, you can’t help but get caught up in the aura. After viewing, I immediately found myself listening to all the albums that were recorded there and discovering some new favorite songs, especially “The Man That Never Was” by Rick Springfield. And when you listen to the songs that were recorded at Sound City, you start to understand the amazing connections that form a key branch in rock and roll history.


Photo Source: Roswell Films