Friday, September 4, 2009

Calling all guitar heroes...

"It Might Get Loud"
The "guitar summit" documentary that brings together Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge and relative young gun Jack White of the White Stripes get together for a meeting/jam session/musical philosophies trading get-together.

This is a very entertaining and relaxed look at three guitar virtuosos' hanging out with their guitars and amps. Bringing three generations of rock musicians together provides an informal history of rock and roll through the perspectives of these guys.

The vintage clips are priceless. Black and white British TV clips of Jimmy Page in his teenage skiffle band, young skinny quasi-new wavers U2 performing early gigs. The movie even has Jimmy returning to Headley Grange, a former workhouse in Britain where "When the Levee Breaks" was recorded. The film opens opens with the White Stripes leader constructing an amplified diddley bow out of nails, wire and a Coke bottle and ends with the trio's rootsy run-through of The Band's "The Weight" rather than a fret-strangling monster jam. 

The film begins showing in Cleveland at the Cedar Lee Theater on September 25, 2009 for a limited run.

The Cedar Lee Theater
2163 Lee Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118-2975
(440) 717-4696

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