|Directed by:||Tim Wheeler|
|Produced by:||Tim Lynch|
|Edited by:||Tim Wheeler|
|Distributed by:||Reprise Records|
|Release date:||April 8, 2013 (with trilogy boxset)|
September 24, 2013 (standalone)
¡Cuatro!, originally titled ¡Quatro!, is a rockumentary released in 2013 that documents the creation of the 2012 trilogy albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!. The documentary was directed by Tim Wheeler and produced by Tim Lynch.
Production[edit | edit source]
When Green Day entered the studio to record the trilogy, multiple clips were posted on the band's YouTube channel of them creating the albums. Mike Dirnt, bassist of Green Day said that "Over the last year while we were recording our trilogy, we posted multiple clips every week so fans can see parts of the recording process of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!. ¡Quatro! brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records." Lead guitarist and vocalist of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong told Billboard that their aim for ¡Cuatro! as a documentary was "not going to be the sitting down, head shot of me going, 'We started out blah blah blah'. "We wanted to get into lifestyles of rock 'n' roll and playing rock 'n' roll and letting the story kind of tell itself rather than create revisionist (history)." Green Day drummer Tré Cool told BBC Breakfast that the purpose of the documentary was to show fans what it's like to make a record by giving them an inside look at the process, saying that "People ask what is it like to make a record. It's like someone asking what a sausage tastes like, you can describe it - or you can just hand someone a sausage."
Release[edit | edit source]
A documentary about the making of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! was announced on July 9, 2012, ¡Cuatro!, which at the time was titled ¡Quatro!, was later confirmed on November 21, 2012. A 40-minute version of the documentary premiered a week after on VH1 on November 28, 2012, and subsequently aired on MTV2 and Palladia.
The entire documentary was first screened at the Winter X Games XVII in January 2013, and was later screened again at SXSW in March 2013.
¡Cuatro! was first released exclusively on April 8, 2013 as part of the trilogy box set. It was later released bundled with ¡Tre! on August 26, 2013. The documentary was finally had a standalone DVD and digital release on September 24, 2013.
Reception[edit | edit source]
¡Cuatro! received generally positive reviews upon release. Crackle rated the film a 4 out of 5. ¡Cuatro! was also a Grammy Award nominee for Best Music Film.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, lead guitar, writing
- Mike Dirnt – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Tre Cool – drums, backing vocals
- Jason White – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Rob Cavallo - producer
- Tim Lynch - producer
- Pat Magnerella - executive producer
- Tieneke Pavesic - associate producer
- Michael Pizzo - co-producer
- Devin Sarno - associate producer
- Joseph Aguirre
- Chris Dugan
- Alex Kopps
- Greg Schneider
- Tim Wheeler
- Chris Dugan - mixing
- Tim Hoogenakker - sound re-recording mixer