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:


Peteski said...

Ok, I have heard that song since that summer when I smoked angel dust every single day for three months. Thanks, I'm flashing back as I type.

Chris said...

LOL! You're lucky you can still type.

Peteski said...


(one of many symptoms)

Chris said...

And thanks for the traffic. I am reminded how dead my site is on days like today.