Hi! My name is Ross and in the coming months I will be contributing some blog posts and other assorted content for Redscroll.
My first order of business is to tell you about a last minute giveaway the shop is doing to help promote NY-based Variance Films new documentary, entitled "Sound City", directed by none other than rock master general Dave Grohl. Up for grabs are two (2) pairs of tickets to see the film at Real Art Ways in beautiful Hartford, CT this Thursday, January 31st. One pair for a showing at 7:00 PM, and the other for 9:30 PM.
All you have to do is be the first person to respond/retweet/reblog/comment on this here entry, and a fresh pair of tix will be yours!
And here is a list of reasons I personally think you should be interested in seeing this film:
2. Sound City Studio's, located in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, CA, is where they recorded Nevermind. You know that song "Breed"? That track is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!
4. I know there's like ton's of other people as obsessed with Fleetwood Mac as my little cousin. Well, the Mac laid down BOTH their Self-Titled and Rumours LP's at Sound City, not to mention the Buckingham Nicks jammer.
5. Tom Petty is a hard rocking mofo. Dude recorded ton's of devastating LP's up in this joint (to me that's like every LP he's ever done). Peep this melancholic yet fist-pumpable track featuring your girl Stevie Nicks from his 2nd LP recorded at Sound City.
6. I could go on, and on, and on, and on, but just read through this studio discography!!!! I'm sure there is something recorded at Sound City you have probably ripped at max volume at least once in your life.
7. As you can gather from the official trailer, the film is basically a bunch of famous rockers (some with more inflated egos then others), shootin' the breeze about this very special place, and particularly the analog equipment and mindset that Sound City stood for. Though I by no means decry the advent of digital recording technology, the film brings up important ideas regarding ethics in sound recording, and is a testament to the art of analog methods.