March 10, 2010
Welcome to the Electro-Harmonix machine
When I was a kid, learning to play guitar around 1981, Electro-Harmonix pedals were the Holy Grail of effects pedals. Probably still are. I could sit in a room plugged in through a chorus or delay pedal for literally hours and need nothing else. The NPR All Things Considered Blog has this really cool video in which someone pretty much recreates Pink Floyd's classic "Welcome to the Machine" (from 1975's Wish You Were Here) using only "an electric shaver, a few guitars and a whole lot of pedals." In other words, no keyboards or synthesizers were used.
For comparison's sakes, here's the original: