The studio can become an instrument in its own right.
That's why musicians are continually drawn towards certain places - Columbia's Studio B for example, or Abbey Road here in the UK.
For Dave Grohl, Sound City is a place of pilgrimage, a place where band's dreams are turned into musical reality. Helming a new documentary about the studio, Dave Grohl set about tracking down some of the band's who had recorded seminal albums there.
Released earlier this year to widespread acclaim, 'Sound City' has become an almost instant favourite with fans.
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