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It Might Get Loud…or not.

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“You know, it’s just that people like this, you know, they get all they want so they really don’t understand, you know, about a life like Frank’s. I mean, when you’ve loved and lost the way Frank has, then you, you know what life’s about.” – Tommy Pischedda

Like Davis Guggenheim’s past doc, An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud is also just another pointless exercise in star-fucking as he brings three Rock “Icons,” Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White center stage to reminisce on some comfy couches about their love affair with the guitar and themselves.

While visiting his delta blues roots, music nerd Jack White reveals how much of a poser he and his fans are (including his son, Jack Jr., who goes to the same tailor) as he strums ’til his fingers bleed copying every past blind pickin’ blues man. Let’s just hope Little Jack turns out to be more haughty and saucy.

Jack White“Take a load off Fanny…”

The Edge on the other hand likes to keep an assortment of pedals at his feet to cover up his single chord strumming. I can see why he wept after seeing This is Spinal Tap – I guess he likes to hear his music in Dubly too. The only explanation for this casting was in hopes for a Bono cameo, which thank God did not surface.

Edge Effects Pedal

“The sustain listen to it’.”

“I don’t hear anything…”

“Well you would though, if it were playing.”

Jimmy Page is the one with the most rock cred, showing more talent when rocking out on his air guitar to a Dick Dale’s Rumble vinyl, and is the most interesting with filler stock footage from the 1960s to justify some sort of documentation.

Young Jimmy Page

“I know how to get there, all I’ve got to do is keep playing.” – Jimmy Page

As for the anti-climactic jam session this supergroup ends up striking the wrong chord as they cover The Band’s The Weight. “This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.” Or are we just nitpicking?

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Shake Your Bond Bond!

 


Earlier this week it was announced that new tabloid junkie Amy Winehouse has been replaced by rocker Jack White and soul singer Alicia Keys to record the latest Bond pic, Quantum of Solace, theme. I personally do hope they incorporate the title into the lyrics but not much rhymes with Solace other than Gonzales? This duet marks the first of any in the 007 theme history and is said to be released October 28th. 

The Bond theme songs have often featured popular artists of it’s time. Paul McCartney and Sheena Easton were the only Academy Award nominated while Duran Duran and John Barry’s “A View to Kill” were the only others to make US charts. Currently there is no available compilation of these themes on a single CD – most likely because of all the bickering between Brococoli and Saltzman.

 

BOND TITLE SONGS

Dr. No (1962)

John Barry & Orchestra Monty Norman – “Kingston Clypso”

 

From Russia with Love (1963)

Matt Monro – “From Russia with Love”

 

Goldfinger (1964)

Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger”

 

Thunderball (1965)

Tom Jones – “Thunderball”

 

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Nancy Sinatra – “You Only Live Twice”

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

John Barry – Instrumental (the only)

 

Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Shirley Bassey – “Diamonds are Forever”

 

Live and Let Die (1973)

Paul McCartney – “Live and Let Die”

 

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Lulu – “The Man with the Golden Gun”

 

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Carly Simon – “Nobody Does it Better”

 

Moonraker (1979)

Shirley Bassey – “Moonraker”

 

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only”

 

Octopussy (1983)

Rita Coolidge – “All Time High”

 

A View to a Kill (1985)

Duran Duran – “A View to a Kill”

 

The Living Daylights (1987)

a-ha – “The Living Daylights”

 

Licence to Kill (1989)

Gladys Knights – “Licence to Kill”

 

GoldenEye (1995)

Tina Turner – “GoldenEye”

 

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Sheryl Crow – “Tomorrow Never Dies”

 

The World is Not Enough (1999)

Garbage – “The World is Not Enough”

 

Die Another Day (2002)

Madonna – “Die Another Day”

 

Casino Royale (2006)

Chris Cornell – “You Know My Name”

 

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Jack White & Alicia Keys – “Another Way to Die”

 

 

 

THE MAN BEHIND THE SILHOUETTES

 

Maurice Binder is the original Title Designer for the first 16 Bond flicks (excluding From Russia with Love and Goldfinger) who has perfected to a scintillating science the use of silhouetted naked women dancing across the silver screen titillating millions of moviegoers thus enhancing the theme songs and singers more often than not with the exception being A-ha and Lulu. After 27 years, from his first sequence in Dr. No to his last in Licence to Kill, you would think he would get sick of rehashing the same tried and true and show us a little titty – Janet Jackson style.

 

Shaken Not Stirred

 

DR. NO (1962)

 

 

LICENCE TO KILL (1989)

 

 

 

 

Spy Buddies

 

 

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