The Wrecking Crew

Director Denny Tedesco is an enthusiastic guide to the legacy of his father, LA session guitarist Tommy Tedesco, and the loose coterie of ace musicians known as 'The Wrecking Crew' who contributed to some of the greatest pop tracks of the 50s and 60s. As Tedesco , happily abetted by many of the surviving players  tells it, the arrangements and riffs these guys (and one woman, bassist Carol Kaye) came up with defined the unique styles of many and varied pop greats. Phil Spector's vaunted wall of sound? The bass riff on 'These Boots Are Made for Walking'? The Beach Boys classic album Pet Sounds? The Pink Panther Theme? Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass? Their versatility was staggering. Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Glen Campbell and Herb Alpert are on hand to testify that its all true. Shot over a decade and completed in 2008, the film is so loaded with hit tracks that it took another six years and a Kickstarter campaign to clear the music rights. A wonderful, touching and hilarious film about the unsung stars of so many records that you carry in your heart.  Elvis Costello

Year: 2008
Genre: Music Capsule, Film Festivals 2015
Country: USA
Director: Danny Tedesco
Starring: Cher , Glen Campbell, Micky Dolenz, Dick Clark, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler, Carol Kaye
Duration: 97 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
Location in store: Music Capsule



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