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It Might Get Loud

It Might Get Loud is an excellent documentary by Davis Guggenheim, released in 2009.  It charts the musical history and style of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.  The three meet up in a soundstage to share techniques, stories, and songs.  While these are some admittedly awkward moments, the film is an excellent example of what a musical documentary should be.  Incorporation of plenty of musical samples, vintage and current musical footage, and personal interviews make it an incredibly immersive and fascinating experience.  It is as fascinating for guitarists as it is for those who prefer merely to listen because it focuses not just on how the songs are played, but their history.  the most touching example of this is the Edge, expounding upon the crisis in Ireland that inspired Sunday Bloody Sunday.  Whether or not you are a fan of the guitar, this is still something you should check out if you care about music at all.  It Might Get loud is an excellent documentation of rock’s past, its present, and its future.

That is about all that can be said about the film without merely regurgitating the ideas found within.  However, as a fan of all three of these musician’s, I’ll never pass up the opportunity to write about them.  Coming soon, are profiles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White; touching upon their music up to the point of this films release, and what they have done creatively since then.


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