It Might Get Loud - Name a substitute for The Edge

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mick_sh, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Sax-son

    Sax-son Forum Resident

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    That's exactly what I thought. Jack White may be a favorite for some, but there are a thousand guitar players I would have chosen beside him.
     
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  2. Norco74

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    HATE?

    Hatred or hate is a deep and extreme emotional dislike, especially invoking feelings of anger or resentment. It can be directed against individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviors, or ideas.

    Really?
     
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  3. Oliver

    Oliver Forum Resident

    Amen :righton:
     
  4. mick_sh

    mick_sh Made it, Ma! Top of the world! Thread Starter

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    Just watched again the movie. The Edge seems to be a nice person. He’s a great guitar player. But, man, in some moments I have remembered the “Donny, you’re out of your element” line from The Big Lebowski. Blues, raw rock and roll... and then The Edge doing his thing. He’s out of his element.
     
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  5. petem1966

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    Or the others are out of theirs....
     
  6. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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    Suggestions to replace The Edge with someone bluesy in nature would make this the most one dimensional movie about guitarists I can think of. Page and White are already too close in style for my comfort. If they really wanted a varied slice they would have picked a 60s/70s guitar hero ala Page, an 80s virtuoso/technician and a modern atmospheric player like Greenwood.
     
  7. sunking101

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    Or dropped JW for James Dean Bradfield. He ain't bluesy, and he fits the ticket of being vety famous.
     
  8. Norco74

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    LOL. Good analogy. Please do not bring on the woodchipper scene from Fargo! :ignore:
     
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  9. Oliver

    Oliver Forum Resident

    My thoughts exactly. I like White as an artist but a lot of his roots are similar to Page and as a guitarist he doesn't bring much to the table that Page hasn't done in a similar style much better. IMHO.
     
  10. G L Tirebiter

    G L Tirebiter Forum Resident

    Jack White brought his story to the table( he's a renaissance guy, record label owner, musicologist type) and he brought the youngsters.
     
  11. BadJack

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    I'm a Manics fan but they're practically unknown in the US.
     
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  12. 131east23

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    I love The Edge. That early U2 sound... they don't get much love on these threads but I can make up for some of that.
     
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  13. Gaslight

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    Can't think of any.

    Bono and Edge were kind of a package deal, and seemed to have worked out well.
     
  14. sunking101

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    Fair dinkum. :kilroy:
     
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  15. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Where?
     
  16. sunking101

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    Europe it would seem...
     
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  17. 131east23

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    Jack White gets stuff done, his way. Maybe not the best guitarist ever but he gets it and respects it. That's why people show up for him.
     
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  18. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Mrs. Smith

    You may now close the thread.

     
  19. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    You know
    Now that I think about it...

    jOHNNY MARR is the perfect choice!
     
  20. audiotom

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    It's poser Jack White that needs to go

    Put Nels Cline of Wilco or Annie Clark of St Vincent in his place
     
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  21. walrus

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    Unfortunately neither of them were famous enough in 2008 to put moviegoers' butts in seats. People are throwing out some interesting suggestions that would've made for an interesting film, but generated next to zero buzz. I got off the Wilco train after YHF, but St Vincent would've been an interesting choice had the movie been made a few years later.
     
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  22. Chris Schoen

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    Mike Campbell
     
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  23. mick_sh

    mick_sh Made it, Ma! Top of the world! Thread Starter

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    Oh yes. Mike is the man. The most underrated guitar player ever.
     
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  24. Chris Schoen

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    Ya, and he is the kind of guy that would "fit in" well with other players too. Jack White is an a******, and the Edge is pretty "one dimensional" (imo).
     
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  25. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen https://soundcloud.com/porkchops-productions

    Yeah...I think some of the people here are sorta missing the point of what It Might Get Loud was supposed to be all about. I'm not a big Edge or Jack White fan myself but I can see why they were chosen to participate alongside Page. It was supposed to be a generational type thing. And, speaking of Jimmy Page, there were probably a few people who saw the film who were thinking "Gawd, who is this old fart who looks like the Quaker Oats mascot hanging out with The Edge and Jack White?":laugh: And people complaining about Edge or Jack White's guitar technique -or lack thereof- need to take a good listen to "Hot Dog" or the July 7 1980 version of "White Summer" if you want hear Jimmy Page in guitar antihero mode.
     
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