A new documentary film, The Wrecking Crew, tells the story of a legendary small set of West Coast studio musicians who accounted for a staggeringly disproportionate percentage of the great tracks in the history of American rock and pop. The story has been well-known to musicians for a very long time, as it features such venerated insider names as Carol Kaye, Hal Blaine and Tommy Tedesco, as well as a handful of studio aces who also found success as solo artists, such as Glen Campbell. Like Motown’s funk brothers and the Nevilles of New Orleans, The Wrecking Crew emphasizes the centrality of the behind-the-scenes players in the scintillating music of the Beach Boys, the Monkees, the Carpenters and many more.
The Wrecking Crew will be shown at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck from March 23-26 and then at Upstate Films in Woodstock from March 27-April 2. It will also be screened at the Rosendale Theatre on Friday, March 27 at 9:30 p.m. To find out more about the Upstate Films screenings, call (845) 876-2515 or go to https://upstatefilms.org. For more information about the Rosendale Theatre show, call (845) 658-8989 or visit https://rosendaletheatre.org.