I really, really, really need to see this movie. I have always had a fascination with the guitar as an instrument. I bought an acoustic from a pawn shop in Beaumont, Texas back in 2002, and I just recently bought my very first electric. I love music on so many different levels, and I had a burning need to step away from the sidelines and create something of my own. I have no designs on becoming a rock star or even being in a band. I just want to make music. Some people want to paint, some want to knit, I just want to rock.
I had never heard about the movie It Might Get Loud before stumbling upon the trailer on the intarwebbernets, but even the very limited glimpse that is given in the trailer makes me infinitely curious and excited about what these three musicians will create when they get together. Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White getting together in one room with their guitars sounds pretty close to heaven, and I’m stoked to see the result. I hope that this comes to the Alamo Draft House so that I can drink some beers while I sit back and soak in the awesomeness. Bring it!
1. Does Jack White belong in this group? Sure, he’s a mean player, but I’m not sure. I guess the filmmakers are trying to pull together three different generations of guitarists, so it makes sense, but I don’t know that I would put Jack quite up there with Page and The Edge.
2. On a similar note, does The Edge belong here? He has a very distinctive sound that’s all his own, but how insane would it have been to see Eddie Van Halen take his place?
3. Wow, Jimmy Page is looking old.
4. All criticisms aside, this movie is still going to be incredible, and it just might change the way I look at the guitar.