|Genre||Documentary, Music||Actor||Jack White, Jimmy Page, Link Wray, The Edge|
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|Release||14 August 2009||Duration|
The film documents the varied playing and recording styles of guitarists Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White.
Page’s history with guitar traces back to his childhood when he played in a skiffle band. After desiring to do more than play pop music, Page “retires” from guitar playing to attend art school. He later revives his music career as a session guitarist, only to be discouraged by the realization that he is playing others’ music and stifling his own creativity. At that point, Page begins to write and perform in the bands The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. Page discusses the skiffle and blues music that influenced him at the time. For many of Page’s scenes, he is seen visiting Headley Grange, where several songs from Led Zeppelin IV were recorded, and in one scene, explains how the distinctive drum sound from “When the Levee Breaks” was achieved from the acoustics of the house it was recorded in.