Sound City Documentary and Album

With the closure of HMV announced this week (Tue 15/01/2013) it seems the digital era is truly taking away the spirit of music.

This is where the legend himself Mr Dave Grohl, drummer, guitarist, director, producer and all round nice guy comes in.

The first of February sees Grohl’s documentary ‘Sound City‘ released in cinemas, followed by the album ‘Real to Reel‘ on March 13 (pre-order), with interviews from some of the biggest names in the music industry on the Sound City Studios.

Founded in 1969, Los Angeles, Sound City Studios has seen the who’s who in music record there; including Nirvana’s world-wide success ‘Nevermind‘.

Grohl recording the Sound City album ‘Real to Reel’

Grohl’s documentary will look at the history of the studios and the albums created there. Through the documentary we will see how historical studios are disappearing – alongside music shops, CD’s and the magic of holding your favourite music in your hand – to make way for new technology and digital releases.

It puts into question what type of music is best? Musicians who practice in a studio daily to record their music and release a hard copy or musicians who record and release music digitally.

Green Day “X-Kid” Video

Simple but stylish. That is all that can be said about Green Day’s new video release for “X-Kid”, the first single off new album ¡Tré! to be released February 13.

Going along with an end of party feel, as ¡Tré! seems to do, a simplistic video of a casette playing the song fits well with the ending of the trilogy. It makes a change for Green Day who are usually seen prancing around in their videos being the rock stars that they, rightly, are. The calmness of the video allows this album trilogy to fade out from the party of ¡Uno’s!Oh Love!“.

The song itself is one of the saving graces of Green Day’s most recent release which is filled with a mixture of hits and misses. “X-Kid” is a catchy song wich shows off Billie Joe Armstrong’s (lead singer) image of a lyrical master as well as having a well put together composition from Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums) proving Green Day still know how to put a good pop-punk song together.