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It Might Get Loud [DVD]
It Might Get Loud [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jack White
Price: £9.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great musical DVD!, 28 Mar. 2010
This review is from: It Might Get Loud [DVD] (DVD)
Years ago I ordered via Amazon.com a great musical DVD: "No Quarter Unledded". It's a live 1994 MTV recording and it's by two astounding musicians that were once part of the greatest live band of the 1970s (so say the experts): Led Zeppelin! I'm talking about none other than guitar wizard Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (this reviewer has seen Plant four times live in concert, the first time in the 1980s in Montréal. The opening act to his show was another guitar maestro, the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan!). Seeing that Amazon.com has unquestionably a great sense of customer service, I was informed recently of another interesting musical DVD: "It Might Get Loud". This is indeed another outstanding rock documentary which was shot in 2009 and which gathers three amazing guitarists who not only do some great jamming together and who also exchange some finer points on guitar playing but who also reminisce about their glorious pasts. The three guitar virtuosos are: Jack White of The White Stripes (who also sang with Sir Mick Jagger in the movie "Shine A Light", Martin Scorsese's rock documentary on the Rolling Stones), U2's The Edge and a white-haired and exceptionally distinguished-looking Jimmy Page (he has all the makings of a British "Lord")! Not only are the scenes memorable of Page reminiscing about his days with his amazing former band (there are shots of him playing his famous double-neck guitar on "Stairway To Heaven", not to mention also "Whole Lotta Love", which he also plays in front of two pleasantly astounded The Edge and White!), but it's simply awesome to see the three guitarists standing alone on a tiny stage and just having a wonderful time playing Zep's old tune, "In My Time Of Dying". You can see that both The Edge and White are simply in awe as they're watching Page picking at his slide guitar, as he himself is also joined by the other two on their slide guitars. This DVD should be compulsory viewing for all those aspiring young (and old) guitarists out there who dream of playing like the great Page! And while your watching old Jimmy at work and talking about those wonderful days with Zep, you kind of want to ask yourself the following question: "So who REALLY is the best of the two, Page or Clapton"? Indeed a difficult question to answer, about as difficult as asking the following: "So who has really been THE greatest soccer player of all-time, Maradona or Pele'? On a final note, as the three leave us on the notes to The Band's "The Weight" (remember, "Take A Load Off Fannie"?), you kind of want to close your eyes in prayer and say: "Oh Jimmy, why don't you, Robert, John (Paul Jones) and Bonham Jr. get together for just one more whirlwind tour so that we can all then go to rock and roll heaven"? "It Might get Loud", a great follow-up to "No Quarter Unledded"!
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"AC/DC": Maximum Rock and Roll - The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band
"AC/DC": Maximum Rock and Roll - The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band
by Murray Engleheart
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a great, great r&r band!, 18 Feb. 2010
Being the absolutely great AC/DC fan that I am (I've seen them six times in six different cities on two different continents, both North America and Europe. The very first time was in Canada around 1978 with the late, great Bon Scott. The last time was May, 2009 in Vienna and I'm now getting geared up on May 19th to see them where I currently live, in Udine, Italy!), I had to naturally buy a few updated books on the great Scottish-Australian band. The last three which I've recently read have been Susan Masino's "Let There Be Rock, The Story Of AC/DC (Masino has personally known the band since 1977. A very pleasant account of AC/DC); "AC/DC Maximum Rock And Roll, The Ultimate Story Of The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" by Murray Engleheart and Arnaud Derieux and "AC/DC The Encyclopaedia" by Malcolm Donne and Jerry Ewing. Without a doubt the first two are the best which I've so far read. In particular, Engleheart and Derieux's almost 500 page in-depth account of AC/DC is that type of book that you kind of wish went on for another 500 pages, that's just how interesting it is. Very entertaining, very detailed and a great, great account of a band who once sang: "It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock and Roll". For AC/DC, it's certainly been a very long way to the top of the world's rock and roll ladder. Don't let anyone fool you by thinking that stardom in the world of rock and roll comes overnight. Just read this book to find out why, along with the Rolling Stones, AC/DC is perhaps THE greatest rock and roll band in the world and why their current "Black Ice" world tour is one of the best in recent memory (this reviewer saw the recent tour twice, in Milan and in Vienna)! Review submitted by Mario Rimati, Udine, Italy.


The Digital Photography Book: The Step-by-step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros'!: 1
The Digital Photography Book: The Step-by-step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Pros'!: 1
by Scott Kelby
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good tips!, 14 Dec. 2009
After having read Scott Kelby's first volume on digital photography, I thought I'd also buy his 2nd volume. I will no doubt buy his 3rd as well. I think, as an amateur photographer who takes pics at rock concerts, that both books are very well written, humorous and also explained clearly. They may NOT make a Helmut Newton out of you as it depends if one is good to begin with at taking pics, but Scott's description of the world of digital photography is nevertheless enlightening! In fact, if I could I'd spend more than a day or two with Scott learning ALL the tricks of the trade! Mario Rimati, Italy


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