It Might Get Loud

Music documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim in 2008 and premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary traces the roots of three guitarists Jimmy Page of the Led Zeppelin fame and arguably the greatest living guitarist of today, David Howell Evans, otherwise known as The Edge, the founding member of U2 and Jack White, American guitarist of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. He started in a garage band called The Upholsters.

All three discuss their beginnings, early struggles, inspiration, their creativity – Jimmy Page in London, The Edge in Dublin (then racked with bomb blasts by IRA) and Jack in rundown Detroit. Jimmy has no good opinion of the rock n roll, while The Edge is influenced by punk music. Jack grows up in a town which has no instrumental music culture so he finds his calling in a furniture shop in which he was apprenticing and his boss happened to be a drums player. They ripped off the garage after working hours and started practicing and ultimately forming a band called The Upholsters, very apt name for their band.

All three come together for a jamming session in Headley Grange, which is where Led Zeppelin used to practice and play some nice music together. They play Rumble of Link Wray which is quite a fantastic number.

Worth watching for guitar & music fans. Picture above taken from internet and not with an intention to violating copyright.

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