My favorite rock doc is “It Might Get Loud” and, at the beginning of “Sound City” I thought it might be even better. It wasn’t, but it was still really, really good. I wish they would’ve focused more on the bands I like, rather than some I don’t like so much. However, I should feel lucky several of my very favorite bands are in it at all. And, if the whole movie was about those bands I like, no one would watch it, because no one likes the bands I like.
Later the movie gets into a lot of analog versus digital, which is interesting. If you want a compelling, digestible argument for analog, read the liner notes on The Hellacopters’ “Supershitty To The Max” (number three on my All-Time list). Yet another reason to buy it.
I rented “Sound City” via video on demand from my cable company, so it shouldn’t be very hard to find.