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It Might Get Loud

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Who hasn’t wanted to be a rock star, join a band or play electric guitar? Music resonates, moves and inspires us. Strummed through the fingers of The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White, somehow it does more. Such is the premise of It Might Get Loud, a new documentary conceived by producer Thomas Tull.

It Might Get Loud isn’t like any other rock’n roll documentary. Filmed through the eyes of three virtuosos from three different generations, audiences get up close and personal, discovering how a furniture upholsterer from Detroit, a studio musician and painter from London and a seventeen–year–old Dublin schoolboy, each used the electric guitar to develop their unique sound and rise to the pantheon of superstar. Rare discussions are provoked as we travel with Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White to influential locations of their pasts. Born from the experience is intimate access to the creative genesis of each legend, such as Link Wray’s “Rumble’s” searing impression upon Jimmy Page, who surprises audiences with an impromptu air guitar performance. But that’s only the beginning.

While each guitarist describes his own musical rebellion, a rock’n roll summit is being arranged. Set on an empty soundstage, the musicians come together, crank up the amps and play. They also share their influences, swap stories, and teach each other songs. During the summit Page’s double–neck guitar, The Edge’s array of effects pedals and White’s new mic, custom built into his guitar, go live. The musical journey is joined by visual grandeur too. We see the stone halls of Headley Grange where “Stairway to Heaven” was composed, visit a haunting Tennessee farmhouse where Jack White writes a song on–camera, and eavesdrop inside the dimly lit Dublin studio where The Edge lays down initial guitar tracks for U2’s forthcoming single. The images, like the stories, will linger in the mind long after the reverb fades.

It Might Get Loud might not affect how you play guitar, but it will change how you listen. The film is directed and produced by An Inconvenient Truth’s Davis Guggenheim, and produced by Thomas Tull, Lesley Chilcott and Peter Afterman.

Visit www.itmightgetloud.com
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June 24, 2009 Posted by | New News, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Music – The Trashcan Sinatras

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“In the music we make in love… in the music we rise above…”

These are songs of love… various aspects of love… the love of a lifetime, the fleeting love, love as a life force, the beginnings of love, the aftermath of love.

Our journey started in the summer in Glasgow where we began to make friends with these songs of love. Every week we would gather in a room behind the Bay Horse Tavern on the south side and the songs would unveil themselves. In the winter we traveled to New York City with a plan to record the songs live.

It was a wonderful experience. Frank, Paul, Stephen, John, Grant, Stevie and Jody… all gentlemen and lifelong friends… abroad in the fine city of New York, with songs of love to sing. We hope you enjoy listening to the fruits of our journey.

With love,

The Trashcans

Track Listing:

1. People
2. Easy On The Eye
3. In The Music
4. I Hung My Harp Upon The Willows
5. Prisons
6. Should I Pray (Feat. Carly Simon)
7. Morning Star
8. Oranges and Apples
9. The Engine
10. I Wish You’d Met Her
11. I Can’t Stand Tomorrow *
12. I Just Don’t Know How *

* Special Limited Edition Bonus Tracks

This Special Limited Edition release features 2 additional songs not on the main or Japanese release.

It includes specially commissioned artwork featuring personal notes and photos from the band and award winning designer Emlyn Firth. These document the inspiration, journey and recording of this incredible album and the thought processes behind the artwork.

Each album will be packaged in an individually numbered digipak, in a custom-made paper slip case. This will be a strictly special limited edition, with a pressing of just 2000 copies.

And just in case you need another reason, pre-order and get a free copy of Wild Mountainside, while stocks last.

From www.trashcansinatras.com

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“People” – The Trashcan Sinatras

To buy The Trashcan Sinatras music click HERE

June 24, 2009 Posted by | New Music, Video | | Leave a comment

   

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