Some of Hollywood's older and established studio musicians laughed and refused to partake
in this new musical movement. It left the door wide open for young players like drummers
Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, guitarists Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell, Billy Strange, and Bass
Players like Carol Kaye, Larry Knechtel and Joe Osborne.
Soon they were given the nickname, "The Wrecking Crew". A disparaging comment given by
the older naysayers of how these guys were going to "Wreck the Music Business" playing
'that rock & roll'.
The Wrecking Crew has been reunited in a feature length documentary film that has gone
around the world in over 50 film festivals with over a dozen awards.
The film is an intimate, enlightening and often humorous remembrance of the real stories and
emotions as told from the perspective of those who lived it. We are a part of the conversation.
Interviews with the musicians and with the well known artists, producers and engineers of the
day, provide us with a unique insider's view into a special time and place. But it is the music
itself that becomes the heart and thread of The Wrecking Crew. It is the soundtrack of our
lives, yet few people realize how that sound came to be ... until now.
The Wrecking Crew is the result of a 12·year labor of love by accomplished Hollywood
Producer/Director Denny Tedesco. Tedesco recalls, "My father, Tommy Tedesco is one of the
anonymous musicians whose musical legacy will live on for many generations. As his son,
I have lived with this story my whole life". Tedesco explains, "I started this project when my
father was first diagnosed with cancer and realized how important it was to share his story
and that of his contemporaries. I was so fortunate to have filmed him before he passed away.
The greatest joy for me now is watching audiences with smiles on their faces. The greatest
compliment is they now listen to music differently after viewing the film."
I hovered in the room near the ceiling as I watched this inspiring movie about the musicians who made the songs that continue to lift me higher than ever. - Nancy Wilson (Heart)
If I'd known they were available, I would have used those guys on my records. 'The Wrecking Crew' is the best documentary yet about the recording scene. I loved it. - Steve Miller, Gangster of Love
I loved the film, thank you for bringing to light the story behind one of the most important musical ensembles of the modern recording era... - Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers
More testimonials and reviews
Interview with Director, Denny Tedesco