god only knows

by juicyfrog

while the net buzzes around Mr. Josh Homme, Mr. Trent Reznor, Mr. Dave Grohl and Mr. Lindsey Buckingham’s performance at the last Grammys, how about despising once again the f*** GEMA, along with the said Grammys from preventing us from enjoying this very moment?

this so-called killing five-minute-and-fifty-four-second event of the music history is still impossible to view from the pond, damned it.

consequently we decided to find consolation in a little treat that will make anyone happy and help us to champ at the bit. the piece of news isn’t in the first flush of youth, but nevermind – spending a lovely time with rock’n’roll gentlemen never killed anyone, did it?

as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, QOTSA) recorded Nevermind with Nirvana at Sound City Studios in 1991, he probably had no idea that twenty-two years later he would direct his first (documentary) film telling the history of this LA’s mythical recording studio, which doors closed in 2011.


released last year, Sound City was a compilation of interviews with the crème-de-la-crème questioning both the music industry and legendary studios eclipsed by the online and homemade music stage.

unfortunately i haven’t get the chance to see the film yet, but my attention mostly focused on the soundtrack which was composed for the film. quite a few great musicians who recorded at Sound City joined forces under the name of Sound City Players to compose and record eleven original songs for the score.

Mantra, the closing one, had no difficulty to persuade me to share it with you today. this song was written by three of the four aforesaid gods. this is a quiet piece of music, full of muffled grace and elegance. needless to say, perfect to calm us down.