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Best Film I've Seen In A Long Time!,
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This review is from: It Might Get Loud (DVD)
When I heard this documentary was out, I was itching to see it and then I got delayed. I started getting worried but I checked the theater and they still had it running once a day. HURRAY I wouldn't miss it and was going that day. THE GUITAR GENIUSES WERE PLAYING & I WAS SEEING THEM! And let me tell you, it was everything I expected and MORE!
I am a longtime U2 fan and WHO ISN'T a Led Zeppelin fan?? Jack White is kind of new to me, but the film is going for past, present and future generations of rock guitar expertise and that is exactly what is achieved. As another reviewer expressed, it is quite a thing to see the faces of Edge & White marveling at what Page is talking about, playing etc. He IS the GOD up there in the trio, who can make the guitar do things no one else I've ever heard yet do since Page has run his fingers across guitar strings. NO ONE. There are many, many truly talented guitar players out there who I would include in a list WITH Page, but Page set the bar HIGH ENOUGH for all these other players to try and reach for; he made them want to be THAT GOOD. And a small handful ARE that good. BECAUSE of Page.
Now I've heard people diss Edge, saying he wasn't much a guitar player etc. Well, I'm a HUGE HUGE U2 fan and so I ALREADY know what Edge can do and how he does it. He creates multiple guitar parts for one song; he hears it all in his head, uses several guitars in one song, and blends all the parts together to combine an AMAZINGLY masterful blend of guitar parts to express himself in JUST ONE SONG! He, like a symphony writer, hears all the parts of what he wants to write and with his guitars and MASSIVE pedal board, creates magnificent sounds that are TRULY UNIQUE and unmatchable by anyone else in rock today. AND ONE MORE THING: Edge CAN DO A ROCKIN' MAD GUITAR SOLO ANYTIME HE WANTS TO.......his skills are mad crazy.
Jack White - that opening sequence of him making that scant guitar is something else........truly poetic and his scenes are proof of what is yet to come and of how much he has already done. I wasn't as familiar with his work as I was with the other but I knew who the White Stripes were and WOW are they great. Dude is most righteously talented and for a young man, has a keen interest and understanding of the blues. That usually takes years to possess/acquire. But he already has it. He has proven he can spread his talent across many different bands, but I think it would befit him to settle down and suit up with one and let it rock. He did look truly awe-inspired in watching Page & Edge (not just patronizing - he seemed genuine) and looked to be soaking it all up. These guys have made it to the BIG SHOW!! And I am sure that is where Jack would surely like to be at some point. He has time to experiment now; but to be a master, you have to get your sound and rock it out like there's no tomorrow. I am sure he will.
Like the others, I did not want this to end. Seeing them all play together was LIKE A DREAM. And do it on slide......oh wow, what a moment. Hearing Edge tell them all, "no it's a B Minor" (again to all the Edge nay-sayers, the dude knows music) as they are jamming together, I mean, this is a "never going to happen again" moment and it was a "goose bump" moment watching as they all sit together with instruments in hand, taking turns or playing together, eyes riveted on one another. I can tell they all had fun making this - there was JOY in there eyes and in their music. There was JOY IN ME.
If you love these guys, if you love guitars, if you love rock music - GET THIS!!!