‘Wrecking Crew’ tracks legendary behind-the-scenes musicians (Our grade: B)

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Brian Wilson and Hal Blaine in “The Wrecking Crew.”
Brian Wilson and Hal Blaine in “The Wrecking Crew.”

Brian Wilson and Hal Blaine in “The Wrecking Crew.”

By Kenneth Turan – Los Angeles Times

To Beach Boys guru Brian Wilson, “they were the ones with all the spirit and all the know-how.” To Nancy Sinatra, they were “unsung heroes,” to Herb Alpert, “an established groove machine.” And to celebrated songwriter Jimmy Webb, they were simply “stone cold rock and roll professionals.”

If the history of rock music means anything to you, you know the individuals in question could only be the Wrecking Crew, a legendary group of Los Angeles-based studio musicians, and though their story has taken decades to reach the screen, it has been worth the wait.

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