The Last Guitar Pedal I'll Ever Need

The Last Guitar Pedal I'll Ever Need

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@pfoo: A few months ago Standup told me he had just ordered the last guitar pedal he would ever need. We both laughed. Then a few weeks ago he said the exact same thing to me. And we laughed even harder. And I decided to write a song about it. It's a love song, sort of. Or lust.

I did the lyrics, vocals and drums. Standup added guitar, guitar freakout, bass, and backing vocals.

@standup: This was fun. I used about 12 guitar pedals, I think. They all sound different! Except in this song, it's hard to tell one fuzz from another! Perhaps I should think about that a little more.

Lyrics: 

you're the last pedal in the chain
my sound will never be the same
it's true, i was hooking up with delay
and reverb too, just the other day

[Chorus]
but you're the last pedal i'll ever need
playing non-stop till my fingers bleed
the pain and bliss of a new romance
you're the last one, ever, i promise

[V2]
you're the last pedal in the chain
all the others have been rearranged
some stored in boxes, part of my past
to make room for you, at last

[Chorus]
you're the last pedal i'll ever need
playing non-stop till my fingers bleed
the pain and bliss of a new romance
you're the last one, ever, i promise

Third verse, same as the first (thank you Joey Ramone).



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Comments

nancyrost's picture

"Just pick one!" hahaha, love it. Hilarious tune, the whomp-whomp into the freakout gets me every time.

billwhite51's picture

are you telling love lies to your new pedal? the vocal reminds me of some of the real funny stuff on the mothers of invention's we're only in it for the money.

kahlo2013's picture

This is brilliantly funny - I love the lyrics and the backstory! Seems like pedal lust and infidelity could be a problem. And the music is perfect! Love the cool effect on the vocals and the pedal effects are awesome. Clever, witty, and damn good!

Acousticmaddie's picture

ACE vibe, lovely classical touch. Its for sure a love-story to your pedal <3

Valerie Cox's picture

Excellent metaphor. Freakout guitar is fantastic. Smile I love the mid break in there. Guitar madness! Great rocking song. Wonderful collab.

Fuzzy's picture

Darnit, I need to get me some pedals.
Great use of guitar effects here.
I'm loving the deadpan vocal delivery.
Nice breakdown; "just pick one!"
Really great collab, folks!

MarkG's picture

The world needs more love songs like this one. " i was hooking up with delay" is so funny in this context.

dsweidel's picture

Great fun hearing the tune after reading the liner notes. Just remember, you promised that pedal that it's the last one!

wobbie wobbit's picture

what a great concept for a song and i love how the solos are self illustrating examples. very witty. and some great sounds. great collab. love it Smile

airbagtester's picture

LOL Biggrin I've been there... Ring Mod? Who ever really needs that effect besides The Edge? I don't need one, do I? Still though, maybe if the price is right...
It's like I can hear bells tolling in parts of this song. And what is that whooshing sound? It is perhaps the money flying out of my wallet after I buy another reverb pedal. @pfoo's singing on this one rules!

See also @TomS's song about having 17 fuzz boxes.