Tom Morello Recalls His First Hearing A Wah Pedal

Tom Morello and Jimi Hendrix

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello revealed when he heard a wah pedal for the first time. He contacted his fans by telling a rarely known story.

In a recent social media post, Tom Morello appeared to promote his new song with Guns N’ Roses bassist Slash,Interstate 80,’ which taken from his newest and latest solo EP, ‘Comandante.’ He sent a short video to mention the issue.

Speaking about the song, Tom Morello took fans back to his first hearing wah pedal. There was a 48-second video of Jimi Hendrix, and he stated that he heard a wah pedal for the first time on Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child.’

Tom Morello captioned, ”The first time I ever heard a wah pedal was on Jimi Hendrix’s #VoodooChild. And I didn’t know it was a pedal at the time, so I just thought there was this sorcerer who was LITERALLY a Voodoo Child making sounds that were just unbelievable on the guitar.”

He also remembered his reaction to Jimi Hendrix and his track, ”When he sang, ‘Stand up next to a mountain & chop it down with the edge of my hand’, I thought, ‘One day I hope to work hard enough on this instrument that I, too, can stand up next to a mountain with the confidence that I might chop it down with MY hand.’”

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