Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically. The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.
Look for the other episodes throughout February and March 2011 at www.crybabydoc.com
Produced by Joey Tosi
Directed by Joey Tosi & Max Baloian
Edited by Max Baloian
All music licensed through the gracious courtesy of: James Santiago/Middle Name Music; Warner Chappell Music; Polydor Records; Bug Music Publishers; Sony Music Licensing; Universal Music Publishing; Concord Music Group; Arhoolie Records; Experience Hendrix LLC; Frank Zappa Music Inc/Gail Zappa;
EMI Publishing; Motown Records/Universal Music Enterprises;
Images licensed courtesy of Getty Images Archive, Neil Zlozower, Ed Wolfrumm, Experience Hendrix LLC/Authentic Hendrix, Gail Zappa, and Del Casher.