Songs/videos that feature the Big Muff
March 2, 2013 2:20 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for music videos that include an image of a Big Muff guitar pedal or songs that definitely include the use of a Big Muff on the track.
posted by drezdn to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
King Crimson, "Elephant Talk" - you'll have to take my world for it, but I am sure I remember reading Guitar Player or something like that in the 1980's where Adrian Belew was going through how he got things like the elephant sound., and he was using, among other things, the Big Muff. At that point he was still using an old-school pedalboard with a hodgepodge of vintage gear
posted by thelonius at 2:39 PM on March 2, 2013

The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream is basically all Big Muff into a JCM-800.
posted by uncleozzy at 2:47 PM on March 2, 2013

Guitargeek has this list.
posted by fuzz at 3:05 PM on March 2, 2013

The Big Muff Pi website has more info on the pedal and its' variations than you can shake a stick at, including a page about various known users, which should give you some clues for artists & songs to search for on youtube.

There are also some sound clips there, and of course just searching "big muff" on youtube itself will get you literally thousands of demo & review videos, if you're interested in the pedal from a "what does it sound like" standpoint.

David Gilmour & J. Mascis are also prominent Big Muff users.
posted by soundguy99 at 3:09 PM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

I would venture to guess that Mudhoney's Superfuzz Bigmuff has what you're looking for.
posted by infinitewindow at 3:21 PM on March 2, 2013

I'm not clear as to whether it features the Big Muff, but John Martyn has a song by that name ...
posted by philip-random at 3:30 PM on March 2, 2013

PS I love you by Facelove
posted by dr. fresh at 4:51 PM on March 2, 2013

From a friend who owns several and is only slightly obsessed:
* anything by Mudhoney
* most White Stripes, especially their earlier stuff
* Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
* some Black Keys, but can't remember offhand what
posted by cgg at 6:40 PM on March 2, 2013

Husband says "early Black Keys, I don't think he uses one anymore."
posted by Occula at 9:25 PM on March 2, 2013

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