It Might Get Loud (Part 1)

I watched the first 3rd of It Might Get Loud last night (hopefully another 3rd tonight). It is an amazing film. If you hadn’t heard, it is about the bringing together of three guitarists that typify in several ways three eras of rock: Jimmy Page from the late 60’s/early 70’s, The Edge from the 80’s and early 90’s, and Jack White from the 90’s and 00’s. Each of them is very different – Jimmy with his god-like ex-Zep aura, The Edge as the ever solid guitarist in U2, and Jack White the ever versatile play-everything from The White Stripes. Each of their bands stayed the distance (Zep only breaking up after Bonzo’s death, and U2 and The White Stripes still rocking on. I love the opening with Jack creating a one string guitar from a piece of wood, a few nails, a coke bottle, a magnetic coil and an amp! Then there’s the nostalgia bits with The Edge returning to where he and U2 made their debut in Dublin (including the quai where they shot the cover photo for October) and with Jimmy heading to the mansion where they recorded Zeppelin IV (I didn’t realize that like Exile, it was recorded in a house rather than a studio). I guess I’ll hurry up and finish this post so I can watch my next half hour…stay tuned.

And in the meantime, if you haven’t checked it out, the Black Crowes and Jimmy Page Like at the Greek is a fantastic album from a few years back. Just was reminded of that today when chewing on this movie…

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About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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4 Responses to It Might Get Loud (Part 1)

  1. Lauren Hale says:

    We turned on this movie to play in the background as we blogged a few weeks ago.

    Within 15 minutes of the start, I think we had both put away our laptops and were staring intently at the TV, absolutely entranced by The Edge, Jack White, and Jimmy Page. The manner in which the documentary is woven together is phenomenal. I won’t give much more away but it is a documentary I could certainly watch again and again.

    (found you via the Post A Day challenge)

    • mfinocchiaro says:

      Thanks Lauren (guess this postaday thing really works 🙂 I guess I should stop reading these comments and go watch the rest!
      Thanks again for the comment – and good luck also on your challenge!

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