Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"The Wrecking Crew"

If anyone of you out there have a chance in the next few days to catch the documentary, "The Wrecking Crew" you won't be disappointed. If you are or were a fan of 60's pop music, rock music, The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Phil Spector's "Wall Of Sound", Glen Campbell, The Monkees, then this movie is for you.

This movie is being shown as a part of the ArcLight Hollywood theater's DocuWeek showings of documentaries. Hurry too, as there are only screenings of this tonight Aug 26, Wed the 27th & Thurs 28th. Go see it. It's great! I saw it today at lunch at the ArcLight.

It's a fabulous look at who exactly were the musicians that played on all those top hits of the 50's and 60's and behind the scenes interviews with that close knit group of super talented artists that were instrumental to those songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Mamas and Papas, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, all of Phil Spector's hits and many more.

My hat's off to Tommy Tedesco's son Denny, who made this film and to all the wonderful musicians such as Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell, Earl Palmer, Don Randi, Carol Kaye, Plas Johnson and many others.

Go here to see the trailer.

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At 8/26/2008 4:36 PM, Blogger VonRiesling said...

Good review! It's a tad long, and I was not a fan of the opening credits, but boy does it have some great insights into the music scene of that time.

At 9/09/2008 6:42 PM, Blogger Floyd Norman said...

Awesome stuff. I played music when I was young, but never had the chops to be a pro.

As a kid I was able to hang out at recording sessions in Hollywood. I saw and heard a lot of great talent in those years.

I'm looking forward to seeing this documentary.

At 9/09/2008 11:32 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Yeah Floyd, I hope it comes out on dvd too. It was a great documentary.

At 11/24/2012 10:01 PM, Anonymous Kirk G said...

Hey, is the documentary on the Wrecking crew still out there and avaiilable? Where can we find it these days? I'd be willing to go looking for it.

At 11/24/2012 10:17 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

It isn't available yet. The owner of the property, Tommy Tedesco's son, Denny, has had all sorts of trouble getting it out, but from what I've heard it has nothing to do with the money needed to put it out.

At 11/24/2012 10:18 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

The best you can do is look on their Wrecking Crew film website and see if screenings are coming to your city or something.


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