Docs That Rock

Behind the Music with The Wrecking Crew

Similar to other secret rock history films that profile the musicians behind the stars (like 2002’s Standing In the Shadows of Motown) comes The Wrecking Crew. It’s a fond remembrance of the unsung and anonymous musicians behind many 1960s classics from acts like the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Sonny & Cher and the Monkees. These artists played for Good Vibrations, Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” and many others.

I missed the screening at South by Southwest this year but the film just got a really good review from Variety and was well received at the Nashville Film Festival. The film features interviews with Cher, Roger McGuinn, Nancy Sinatra Glen Campbell (a member of the band before his solo career).

The clip below contains the trailer as well as an interview with director Denny Tedesco (whose late father was in the band) as well as highlights from The Wrecking Crew’s performance at the Nashville Film Festival.


May 2, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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