#HOTDOCS: “ROCKFIELD: THE STUDIO ON THE FARM”
By Justin Waldman
It is the year of the Music Documentary and Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm packs the Rock and Roll punch it needs. Brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward, they turned in their milk farm and created a recording studio and word spread like wildfire and they became one of the most famous recording studios. The likes of Black Sabbath, Oasis, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, etc. have recorded at Rockfield.
What makes this Documentary so great, is the history and stories that have come out of this studio. Freddy Mercury and Queen recorded early sessions of what would later become Bohemian Rhapsody, Ozzy Osbourne stated that they just went up, got high, and made music that later became some of the hits of Black Sabbath and so forth. With other studios like Abbey Road recording music at the same time, it truly is incredible that this small little farm secured such incredible talents and record some of the most recognizable music we have today. The farm is still going strong!