Sunday, January 10, 2010
If you've not seen or heard of, "IT MIGHT GET LOUD", and your a music lover, then you need to go to your local video store or Netflix and pick it up immediately. There are so many reasons to see this film, and one is it's a rare opportunity to see into the minds, the techniques and vision of three of the alltime great guitar players:( Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Edge of U2, and Jack White of The Raconteurs and The White Stripes). The three come together on one stage & share their musical influences and events that helped shape & form their lives. I would watch for no other reason than to watch the jam sessions and to watch them perform (The Bands), "Take A Load Off Annie" is worth the price of admission alone. There was so much more however, such as the effect of Irelands violence while growing up on Edge and the fact that Led Zeppelins 4th album which included "Stairway to Heaven and "When The Levee Breaks" only garnered a one paragraph review. The Critics simply didn't get it at that time. It was also enlightening to see the influence The Blues have had on Jack White & that his favorite song is by Son House. Each musician displayed a mastery, intelligence & understanding so comprehensive it was almost zen like or religous in nature. To speak, is to speak through their guitars. They all spoke of learning to play via playing alongside albums as youths. Though their backgrounds were varied, (from the UK to Ireland to Detroit) it was quite obvious they all share one thing...A Clarity of Vision".
Posted by Rod Norman at 7:26 PM