movie recommendation: It Might Get Loud

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movie recommendation: It Might Get Loud

Postby stewie » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:21 am

Recently watched the documentary It Might Get Loud and I highly recommend it. Has anyone else seen it? Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White getting together and talking about how they got started, their influences, and mostly their different approaches to playing. It's an interesting combination of guitarists since you have Jimmy Page as the consummate musician, The Edge with all his effects, and Jack White with just cheap guitars and amps. One high point is Jimmy Page starting to play Whole Lotta Love, and The Edge and Jack White simply dropping what they're doing to come over to watch. Be sure to watch the deleted scenes too with Page talking about how he came up with the riff to Kashmir and showing the others how to play it.

It was also fun to watch them play The Weight on acoustics over the end credits and realize that it's really no different than any other three people sitting around someone's living room playing The Weight! That is until Page comes in with a wicked solo...
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Re: movie recommendation: It Might Get Loud

Postby wanderingyankee » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:05 pm

I got this on DVD when it first came out. All the Jimmy Page scenes are brilliant. I never tire of listening to him play, talk or even play air guitar to Link Wray's "Rumble". The guy is a living legend.

At the same time, I have no interest in The Edge or Jack White. The movie simply confirmed my gut feeling that they have more attitude than guitar talent.

There are so many other guitarist that would have been more interesting with Jimmy Page.

To name a few:

Jeff Beck
Dickey Betts
Ritchie Blackmore
Joe Bonamassa
Doyle Bramhall II
Eric Clapton
Ry Cooder
Robben Ford
Peter Frampton
Ace Frehley
Billy Gibbons
David Gilmour
Peter Green
Buddy Guy
John Hammond
Warren Haynes
Jorma Kaukenon
Steve Kimock
BB King
Sonny Landreth
Albert Lee
Alvin Lee
Alex Lifeson
Gary Moore
Joe Perry
Duke Robillard
Rich Robinson
Otis Rush
Carlos Santana
Michael Schenker
Brian Setzer
Slash
Steve Stills
Mick Taylor
Richard Thompson
Robin Trower
Derek Trucks
Edward Van Halen
Jimmie Vaughan
Johnny Winter
Zak Wylde
Neil Young

Maybe they'll keep producing these as a series but with better combinations of guitarists in the future....:)
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Re: movie recommendation: It Might Get Loud

Postby DonnyK » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:34 pm

can't stand the edge and the film disappointed me. There was no true jamming scene - most probably because the edge is so poor.

The only real highlight of the film for me was when Jimmy realised he was playing a wrong chord and went "oh shit, yeah!". Made me realise that if he can do it and not realise that he'd been playing wrong (to be fair it was a D instead of a B minor or something harmonically similar - I think) there's a lot of hope for the rest of us.

Well... me.
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Re: movie recommendation: It Might Get Loud

Postby s1120 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:11 pm

I got it when it came out, and I realy like it. Ya... you know... I agree the edge was out of place... I see the point.... it a diferent way to make music with the guitar using the whole effects chain as the insterment.... but Man he was out of place!!!! Im thinking EVH would have been a good fit myself. he DID kinda define guitar playing in that era. Jack white??? I kinda like the crude sounds...
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