Summary: Excellent. Watch if you like music or guitars, or just like a good story
This documentary, released in 2007, one year before Les Paul’s death shows his life in context of his chase for “sound”. The chase started early, with him modifying his Mom’s radio and telephone and never stopped.
I love music. And I love guitars. And I love inventions. And Les Paul did all as good as anyone has done any one. But what I admired the most of his quest for sound was that he did it for his _audience_. He constantly sought out new musical techniques and technologies not just to please himself but to make sound for others.
I have a Les Paul guitar (and a few other types too). And I have a couple multi-track recording devices. And, a complete multi-track setup on an iMac as well. I take it for granted. He invented it and made AMAZING music with early primitive forms by combining a little bit of tech and a LOT of talent.
Watch it. Even if you have just a passing knowledge of guitars or music you’ll enjoy his story.
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