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WRECKING CREW, THE

USA, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Backbeat)

Director: Denny Tedesco

WRECKING CREW, THE

“People will finally understand what it was like to be in the trenches of Rock and Roll… [this film is] the closest thing to being there.” - Hal Blaine, drummer for The Wrecking Crew

You may not know who they are but you've definitely heard their music. The Wrecking Crew were the studio musicians who backed the Beach Boys on Pet Sounds, and recorded with Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, the Monkees and the Mamas and the Papas. They were Phil Spector's ‘Wall of Sound', and the most in-demand hit-making machine of the 1960s. Danny Tedesco's documentary offers up a nostalgic goldmine of 60s pop classics and the amazing story of a band that revolution-ised the recording industry. Features interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Mickey Dolenz, Lou Adler and Jimmy Webb.

D Denny Tedesco P Suzie Greene, Denny Tedesco, Claire Scanlon, Jon Leonoudakis, Mitchell Linden WS CAA, Submarine TD digibeta/2008/97mins

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