Reviews

"I love this film and didn’t want it to end. Whether you’re a music lover in general or a baby boomer harboring affection for the tunes of your time, make a beeline for any theater showing The Wrecking Crew. It’s a gem."- Leonard Maltin

 

"Denny Tedesco has given us an amazing look at a musical moment in history that everyone who loves Rock and Roll should see." -Christopher Guest

 

"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

 

"**** FANTASTIC. ADD IT TO THE LIST OF MUST-SEE POP MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES. An eye-popping barrage of archival footage.”

-Jim Slotek, Toronto Sun

 

 

“Their story has taken decades to reach the screen. IT HAS BEEN WORTH THE WAIT. An invaluable record of a kind of rock golden age.”– Kenneth Turan, LA Times

 

"Much congratulations to you for undertaking the project and for delivering it in such a wonderful way. For me it was educational, entertaining and thoroughly engrossing...-Clive Davis

 

 

"It was incredible! I felt just like I was sitting there with them at that table. It had everything I wanted to see and more that I didn't expect. Tommy's humor drew you in and the lifelong respect for each other was so evident. Thank you for making this film because it shows that these legendary musicians, who we listen to everyday, are anything but invisible!!!!!!"
-Peter Frampton
 

“***** YOU’RE NOT LIKELY TO HAVE A BETTER TIME AT THE MOVIES ALL YEAR. A staggering lesson in uncharted music history.”

Scott Marks, San Diego Reader

 

 

“THIS CAPTIVATING CINEMATIC CHRONICLE OF ONE OF THE RICHEST ERAS IN RECENT AMERICAN MUSIC HISTORY DELIGHTS FROM START TO FINISH. Equally impressive, it is so entertaining and enjoyable that, perhaps, only in hindsight will viewers fully appreciate how enlightening a viewing experience it is.” 

 

George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune

 

 

“A KILLER DOCUMENTARY. A FANTASTIC STORY.”

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for allowing us, at the Museum of Idaho, to share The Wrecking Crew with people of Idaho Falls.

Thank you for a great evening. Thank you for telling a remarkable story with such humor, heart, and class. Thank you for all of your work, ideas, & support in getting the word out to the public. Thank you for taking the time to talk with our audience with such warmth & candor. We may not have had the numbers of a more metropolitan city, but the evening was a wonderful success in my book. Everyone who attended left the theatre having learned something important, shared a laugh (or a tear), and humming an old familiar tune.

The film was amazing, the Q&A was engaging, and I believe you made a small groups of musicians (those still with us and those who have moved on) very proud. Your father must have a biggest grin on his face.

On behalf of the entire Museum staff, I wish you all the best. I also hope everyone will dig deep and help get this piece of history distributed to the masses.

Best regards,
Rod Hansen, Director of Exhibitions
Museum of Idaho

Denny Tedesco’s recent presentation of “The Wrecking Crew” at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was very well received and gave our students and local community precious insight into the pivotal role of the versatile Los Angeles music community in the development of popular and rock music.  His presentation of the “story behind the story” was heartfelt and a model of initiative and perseverance that the entire community could benefit from.  Mr. Tedesco was very engaging and able to relate easily to a diverse audience in the question and answer presentation after the film.  I would highly recommend him to campus life activity groups that are looking for attractive ways to reach out to multiple parts of the student body and the larger community.

 

Michael Carenbauer , Director of Guitar Studies, Professor of Music
University of Arkansas at Little Rock  College of Arts, Letters & Sciences

 

WOW! What a great turn-out. Thank you for bringing The Wrecking Crew to the Eiteljorg Museum. It was great to have a full house of enthusiastic fans and first time visitors attend the screening. The day exceeded expectations and the Q&A was so much fun with behind the scenes stories - the audience would've loved for it to continue all night long. Thank you for creating this amazing film and sharing the story of the musicians who helped to create the legacy of the sounds of the sixties. We look forward to release of the DVD and wish you all the best.

Sincerely,
Linda Montag-Olson
Arts Programming Manager
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art