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It Might Get Loud (Page, Edge, White)

Nifty

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Out of boredom, I ordered the documentary "It Might Get Loud" over Amazon. I didn't even know this had been done and found it accidentally. It goes into a historical look at Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. First, I could care less about Jack White. If you don't know what he did, there is this riff he came up with that is used in sports events all over the world.
But the stories with Jimmy and Edge is really fascinating. A few things came up I never knew and I thought I knew a lot about Zep. There is a lot of old footage from the early days for each person. The film splits time focused on each person equally.

I'd give it a C+. It's nothing I would have paid $25 for, but its watchable. I got the DVD for $9.
I think some here would find it a bit interesting.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229360/
 

Ed Driscoll

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First, I could care less about Jack White.

I don't either, but I'm sure there are Jack White fans who don't care much about the two boring old farts he's sharing screen time with. ;) In that sense, it was smart of the producer to assemble three different generations' guitar heroes.

Seeing Page revisiting Headley Grange and playing air guitar to "Rumble," and watching White and the Edge look on in wonder as Page plays the riff to "Whole Lotta Love" make it a fun movie.
 
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Wilko

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Great film.

The section with Page in his gear room with the orginal Hiwatt and Marshall, and his #1 is priceless. Anyone who doesn't understand what he's saying there and how important that is to electric guiar playing, is sorely missing how to get great sound from anything. That cannot be overstated. It's not from pedals. It's from and understanding of dynamics and how to express/emote.
 

clearmudd

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Yeah that's a cool doc. and you have to give Jack some credit,.... he's a hack who got lucky..... can't be jelly for that. He's like that 2x4 with a single string..... 🤣

Page and The Edge put a lot of work in their field......... both are more similar than not.

I wish the film had more insight into what their future could bring......that would have been interesting.
 

jrgtr42

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I saw it in the theaters when it was released. I really enjoy watching it again every so often - I usually find or notice some nugget |I've missed before.
I'm not a fan of Jack White either, but I do respect his different approach to music - it's as off the wall "now" as I suspect Jimmy Page was when he first came out.
He did have some interesting stories in talking about his art and chatting with the other guys.
In a sense, anyone who makes it as a musician, especially at that level, is lucky - how many great players do you know that are slogging in bars, or even stuck in their living room playing? But White also had the drive and the vision to get to the point of getting noticed. He's not the worlds greatest player, however that is determined, but he does have his own voice on guitar.
(call me crazy, but the guitar geek in me would have liked to be a fly on the wall as they were setting up that "living room" set - there were some clips on the dvd showing the techs - I think it was Jimmy's and Edge's talking and showing each other the gear. )
 

J.D.

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Wasn't that the point of the whole video? Contrast the generations and approaches to the art form.
 

Sérgio

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Jack White is actually a pretty good songwriter and ‘no BS’ fuzz enthusiastic player. I like him.
 

Nifty

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It wasn't my intent to bash Jack. Its just not my style, and having worked as a DJ for over 10 years in an alternative or underground night club, I listen/like to a lot of non-mainstream music. The DVD I have contains a lot of deleted scenes. Many of those are on the YouTube somewhere now, I cant figure out why they would be deleted.
 

jrgtr42

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It wasn't my intent to bash Jack. Its just not my style, and having worked as a DJ for over 10 years in an alternative or underground night club, I listen/like to a lot of non-mainstream music. The DVD I have contains a lot of deleted scenes. Many of those are on the YouTube somewhere now, I cant figure out why they would be deleted.
Deleted from the theatrical release for either timing or storytelling reasons.
 

ch willie

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I actually came to appreciate Jack White more when I saw the film. Edge too. I was already a big Jimmy Page fan. I've always liked Edge, but I liked him more then too. Jack White's stuff doesn't mean anything to me in any way, but thousands of kids picked up guitars because of hiim and he's the idol of a generation of players and songwriters. I'm glad no one intended to bash him because we have to keep our minds open to what the younger generations like. I was 30 when Nirvana hit it big. At first I hated it. Then I actually listened and discovered how good some of it was. As much as we'd like to think we're not, we are generational. At least, it shapes my likes and dislikes--I make myself listen to new stuff and give it a chance.
 
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