It Might Get Loud Review

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Documentary about gueeeeetars and the noise they can make with Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White.

★★★★

From the director of An Inconvenient Truth comes this terrific documentary-stroke-‘guitar summit’ teaming three of the world’s most renowned axe-wielders: Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. In separate strands, each tells his own story, uniting in an amped-up warehouse to jam and preach the gospel of the gee-tarr.

There is a hint of differing philosophies (Edge’s “sonic architecture” vs. White’s keep-it-raw ethos), but they never get stuck in. The mood’s too good-spirited, and in that there are great pleasures — not least the sound-of-mind thinking of three rockers putting paid to the tired cliché of burbling rock gods trapped in their own shadows.

Unmissable, for fans of the axe.