This is a very different look at 3 different and unique legendary guitarists. Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. These guitarists were looked at as individuals. Their tastes in music, where they came from, their influences and of course their guitars. All three have been members of bands; Jimmy Page played with Led Zepplin and The Firm, Jack White played with The Upholsterers and the White Stripes, currently plays with The Raconteurs and the Dead Weather while also recently releasing his first solo album and The Edge currently plays with U2. Their band histories were touched on but they were not the main focus. They each discussed their outlook on music and the instruments they play.
I honestly didn’t quite agree with or understand why The Edge was included along side the beyond legendary Jimmy Page and the unbelievably phenomenal Jack White. I respect The Edge as a guitarist but feel he was way out of place with these two who are way out of his league. Never the less it did not take away any rave reviews I give to it.
This documentary is a great introduction to Jack White (he is incredibly multi-faceted and I recommend reading my posts about him to learn more). He is very unique in many ways and very old school. He is only 37 but has accomplished more than most in an entire life time. You will see him make a guitar from some wood, wire and a coke bottle he finds in a gas station parking lot that sounds like a custom Les Paul when he plays it. You will see him play a solo with the Raconteurs where he played till his fingers bleed. You will hear his thoughts on where music is going and how he stays out of mainstream ruts. Jack shares his guitars with you and his favorite song.
This documentary gives you a new look at an old friend, Jimmy Page. You will see him at 15 on a British variety show and you will revisit some legendary guitar solos while he was with Led Zepplin. You will see him with an ear to ear grin (that warmed my heart) when he shares his favorite song. He lets you in on a couple of Zepplin’s recording secrets and he shares his guitar with you.
This documentary gives you insight on The Edge’s obsession over the perfect note and his use of electronics in the recording studio. You get a glimpse of what it was like for a band to make it in Ireland and how the religious war keeps the country from being up with progress in the music world. He shares with you the first place he ever plays and his guitars.
The three of them discuss their thoughts about their favorite songs with each other and why they play the guitars they play. The final scene is an awesome treat of the three of them playing together.
I highly recommend this documentary. I give it 5 stars.
You can view this documentary on You Tube.