“We did a Pepsi Challenge on the Klon!” Henry James of Robert Jon & The Wreck names his favorite pedals – and his no. 1 Klon clone

Robin Davey talks pedaLS WITH HENRY JAMES FROM ROBERT JON AND THE WRECK oops apologies for caps lock
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Pedalpocalypse – the show where we ask guitar players which three effects pedals mean the most to them – is back and this week we sat down with Henry James, guitarist for both Robert Jon & The Wreck and his own band King Tree and the Earthmothers.

James grew up in Huntington Beach and formed King Tree and the Earthmothers with friends from high school. He met the guys from Robert Jon & the Wreck not long after that, “just rubbing elbows, playing in the same scene, the same clubs and things like that”.

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Tom Poak has written for the Hull Daily Mail, Esquire, The Big Issue, Total Guitar, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and more. In a writing career that has spanned decades, he has interviewed Brian May, Brian Cant, and cadged a light off Brian Molko. He has stood on a glacier with Thunder, in a forest by a fjord with Ozzy and Slash, and on the roof of the Houses of Parliament with Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham (until some nice men with guns came and told them to get down). He has drank with Shane MacGowan, mortally offended Lightning Seed Ian Broudie and been asked if he was homeless by Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch.