All Things Must Pass
Tower Records started out as a tiny room selling used jukebox records in Sacramento, California, and somehow became an international music institution and notorious loitering spot for the world’s youth. Colin Hanks makes his directorial debut exploring the meteoric rise of the retail giant, which he visited as a kid, as well as its tragic fall from financial stability, which some argue was coming regardless of the industry’s failings. The foundation of the film lies in war stories told by some now-famous musicians who worked in local stores before their careers took off, like Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, and Elton John. In studying Tower Records and its legacy, Hanks also finds a fascinating portrait in the colorful founder Russell Solomon. All Things Must Pass is an excellent offering to the music documentary field and hits that nostalgia sweet spot for the generations that remember having to leave home to pick up an album.
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