Mike Matthews - I play my songs for me 1978

Posted 6/23/2014

Before founding Electro-Harmonix and pioneering guitar effects pedals and before promoting concerts by rock deities like Chuck Berry, the Byrds, and a guitarist who called himself Jimmy James (but later went back to using his real name: Jimi Hendrix!), Mike Matthews was a musician in a rock ā€˜nā€™ roll band.

In this one-take recording, Mike got back to his roots with some soulful, improvised piano and vocals. We uncovered it in the vault. It was recorded in1978 at the then Electro-Harmonix headquarters in New York City by Charlie Grable.

The EHX Community
Here are a few easy ways to stay informed on the latest news from Electro-Harmonix...
Forums (Discussion & Support)
Have a question, comment, suggestion? Come join the EHX Forums! You'll meet EHX staff and knowledgeable users from around the world.

Show your colors with genuine EHX tee shirts and authentic Electro-Harmonix accessories!
EHX Products
Our new EH Strings allow you to capture every nuance of your playing style with lightning fast playability. Made of a pure nickel wrap with a specially-selected stainless steel, these sweet-sounding round wounds are truly like no other strings you've played. Not only do they last longer and stay in tune longer, but we think they're the best sounding strings ever made. Available in 9s, 10s and 11s.
Did you know that Electro-Harmonix makes many of the world's greatest vacuum tubes? The next time you need to re-tube your guitar, bass, or hi-fi amp, be sure to insist on getting authentic Electro-Harmonix tubes.