Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Review: It Might Get Loud
A good friend insisted that I meet him at a theater Saturday so that I might see It Might Get Loud. My buddy had already taken it in twice. He insists that it's a classic rock'n'roll movie.
I don't agree.
While It Might Get Loud looks and sounds beautiful, I just didn't care for its reverential tone. I already know that Jimmy Page is impossibly cool and that Jack White is a freakish roots music savant. Consequently, I found the segments featuring The Edge to be the most interesting parts of the film. I haven't been much of a U2 fan since War, but at least The Edge's thoughts and observations came as surprises.
And want surprises from a rock film. I also want chaos, comedy and tragedy.
That's why I loved Anvil! The Story of Anvil. I saw a VH1 airing of the shaggy documentary on Sunday. I'm now completely invested in the fate of the third-tier metal band. They're ugly and clueless but they're true believers.
I celebrate Kansas City's Hearts of Darkness at Plastic Sax.
"The Chiefs Are On the Warpath"! Warning: Marilyn Maye content. (Image via J.P.)
Ben Sidran does Bob Dylan. Against all odds, it sounds great. (Tip via D.B.)
I love the video for "Life Is Better," the collaboration between Q-Tip and Norah Jones. (Tip via S.S.)
Kansas City Click: I'll be the creepy guy tailgating outside the gate Tuesday during Wilco's sold-out show at Crossroads. Don't feel sorry for me- I'm looking forward to it.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)