I was thrilled to be Creative Consultant on this video. Paul and Rob from DCI were drummers and weren’t sure what to ask him to demonstrate. When he says, “I was told to tell you that I use the compressor on all the time,” I was the one that requested he say that, as I felt it was a big part of the way he was able to get controllable feedback. Adrian had a bad cold that day from being immersed in a tank of cold water for a previous video shoot. .
I had this on VHS also. Fretless guitar synthesizer…you have to love Adrian!!
I had actually just stumbled on and watched that last week. For the back-to-the-future update, there’s also some more recent videos with Belew and a moderator in front of an audience under the title “The History & Future of Guitar Noise”–I’ve been trying to find the time to watch those.
Longtime Guitar Moderne Readers were able to see that video a while back https://www.guitarmoderne.com/gear-2/adrian-belew-history-future-of-guitar-noise
I still have my VHS tape of this. The only instructional video I ever bought. It’s a great trip down memory lane now for all the “old technology”