Sound City

Lists: Film Quest 2019

Brief Synopsis: "The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories."

Overall Ranking: 602 (Rank from 2013: # 26)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch78 - Nostalgiac, heartfelt, honest, and uncensored, 'Sound City' shares everything that make the music it produced so great. And if the documentary were about a half hour shorter, it'd be darn near perfect.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Trent Reznor (Himself)
  • Tom Petty (Himself)
  • Mick Fleetwood (Himself)
  • Dave Grohl (Himself)
  • John Fogerty (Himself)
  • Rivers Cuomo (Himself)
  • Taylor Hawkins (Himself)
  • Barry Manilow (Himself)
  • Stevie Nicks (Herself)
  • Krist Novoselic (Himself)
  • Rick Rubin (Himself)
  • Rick Springfield (Himself)
  • Lars Ulrich (Himself)
  • Butch Vig (Himself)
  • Lee Ving (Himself)
  • Brad Wilk (Himself)
  • Chris Shiflett (Himself)
  • James Brown (Himself)
  • Rick Neilsen (Himself)
  • Paul McCartney (Himself)
  • Robert Levon Been (Himself)
  • Brian Bell (Himself)
  • Black Francis (Himself)
  • Lindsey Buckingham (Himself)
  • Mike Campbell (Himself)
  • Tim Commerford (Himself)
  • Kevin Cronin (Himself)
  • Warren DeMartini (Himself)
  • Joshua Homme (Himself)
  • Neil Giraldo (Himself)
  • Jessy Greene (Herself)
  • Omar Hakim (Himself)
  • Dave Grohl (Director)