Netflix has a ton of great documentaries, especially musical ones. I stumbled across the story of The Wrecking Crew the other night and was blown away. I knew they were the session band for most of Phil Spectors Wall of Sound recordings, but I didn’t realize they played on so many other songs and albums, notably the Beach Boys Pet Sounds.
The movie is similar to the must see Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, in that you can’t believe how many great songs they played on. Here’s just a few….He’s A Rebel, I Get Around, I Got You Babe, Monday Monday, Strangers In The Night, Mrs. Robinson, Aquarius, Cracklin Rosie…and on and on. Basically if you ever liked a song in the 60’s or 70’s you should be a fan of the Wrecking Crew.
Definitely check out the documentary and here are my favorite’s: (more…)