The news cycle is going to be slow while the music industry decamps to Austin, Texas, for SXSW. So, if you’re not down there and you’ve got some time on your hands, why not check out this hour-long documentary about the wah-wah pedal? Slash, Eddie Van Halen, and Buddy Guy are among the artists talking about the historic significance of the pedal, and its inventor, Brad Plunkett, also contributes. Its effect on a variety of styles and industries, including funk, rock, and hardcore porn, go under discussion, and there are even some vintage commercials for the product thrown in for good measure.
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