The Guitar Gods

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I don’t play electric guitar, but I have mad respect for those who do. There’s just something so transcending about a sick guitar solo. It moves me. It turns me on. It is no surprise that all my first loves were musicians.

Anyway, as a music connoisseur, I sampled something so good that I had to share it with you. “It Might Get Loud” is the rock and roll documentary about three legendary guitarists–The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather). They each share insights into their own creative process, as well as how their unique backgrounds shaped their ever-evolving sounds.

The Edge showed his willingness to experiment with technology. I love when he shows us the “new riff” he’s come up with using pedals and then switches them off to show the bare chords. He has a very boyish way about him, laughing at how silly it all is. I heart you Edge.

I can’t help but be attracted to Jack White’s anti-establishment views. His angry, “let’s get back to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll” is magnetic. Sometimes he comes off a little arrogant, but he IS making shit happen with that red, plastic guitar. Dude, he plays guitar so hard, his hands bleed. That’s some serious passion. I think I just fell in love.

Then there is the wonderful “we are not worthy” Jimmy Page. When I see this man play guitar, my inner groupie just comes flying out–in my living room. From the video, I think you can see this same excitement in White and Edge too. This man is a guitar god. I was cracking up when he was in his study getting all giddy for Link Wray’s “Rumble”. It was adorable. I was then saying (rather loudly, and I am sure I woke my 180 year-old neighbor up) “Hell yeah!” when he began explaining and playing the sickest of the sick, Gibson Les Paul A type double neck guitar that was used in “Stairway to Heaven”. OMG, people. OMG.

Also, when the three describe their first guitars . . . it’s like they are talking about meeting their first loves. What?! Mind blown.

Anyway, I would strongly suggest that you check this DVD out if you are music lover. You can buy it here or (if you live in my town) you can check it out from our university library for FREE.


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