Sunday, November 18, 2018

Great Moments in Cinema History #18: It Might Get Loud (2008)

Jimmy Page is one of the great guitarists of our age, shredding his way through some of the biggest riffs and displaying endless ingenuity and creativity with the instrument throughout his career. And he often lived the life of the rock god he was - things got pretty dodgy sometimes, but he somehow sailed through it all and looked fucking cool doing it.

But then there's the scene in the fairly average It Might Get Loud documentary when he's listening Link Wray's seminal Rumble track, and he just can't help himself and has to air-guitar along with the tune. Even though he's been there and done that, there is still that pure, adolescent enthusiasm for a great tune that he has to physically express with some dorky playing along, no matter how stupid he looks doing it.

Even rock gods are geeks about something.

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