It Might Get Loud – and it does [bobby owsinski]

Posted: March 18, 2010 in Music, Video/Film
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I got a chance to see the movie “It Might Get Loud” again the other day when I was gifted it as a DVD. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a movie revolving around guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. You find out what makes them tick, their earliest days, and their musical development from each ones own personal perspectives, which is fascinating.

Jack White proves that being a musician is about attitude; knowing down to your core why you’re making music and not caring what anyone thinks about it. He’s a sloppy player technically, but he’s also a real-deal guitar player; a guy that loves the blues and is constantly trying to get to the essence of his feelings and passion, much like Neil Young. I’ve only met a few players like this, but their vibe is so strong that it transcends any mis-fingered notes or being out of tune. The vibe is so thick you forget all that and just enjoy.

The Edge is an innovator. His technique is limited but you’d never know it because he plays within himself and his limitations so well. That doesn’t work for someone playing in a cover band or as a studio musician, but it’s the only way to go as an artist. He’s developed a whole style around a Memory Man echo unit that is totally his. He’s one of the few players in any genre that all you need to hear are a few notes to identify him. How many artists can say that? He also seems like such a nice down to earth guy as well. [read]

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