Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Slash, Eddie Van Halen and more featured in “Cry Baby” documentary

Dozens of world-renowned guitarist are featured in an upcoming new documentary based on the ‘wah-wah’ guitar pedal.

“Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World” is a definitive documentary that tells the story of the #1-selling effects pedal of all time, from its invention in 1966 through its evolution into the present day.

The effect was an essential ingredient in the creation of classics like Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” and Guns ‘n’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

The film looks at how engineer Brad Plunkett discovered and developed the legendary wah sound, and how artists have used it to express themselves throughout its evolution.

Guitar icons such as Buddy Guy, Eddie Van Halen, Kirk Hammett, Slash, Steve Lukather and Zakk Wylde talk about how the wah has become a part of their signature sounds—while rock journalists such as Rolling Stone’s Ben Fong-Torres and Guitar Player’s Art Thompson explore the pedal’s cultural significance.

Learn how a simple effect became one of the most important tools of expression for guitarists everywhere.

Produced by Guard House Pictures, “Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World” is set for release in February 2011.

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

BBC - Lulu Show - January 4, 1969

Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (1987)