Could This Be the Coolest Stereo Chorus Tone Ever? Watch Jamie West-Oram Demonstrate His “One Thing Leads to Another” Guitar Chops
The Fixx guitarist reveals the studio secrets of the band’s 1983 top ten hit on GP's ‘No Guitar Is Safe’ podcast.
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Episode 153 features Jamie West-Oram, guitarist of English new wave band the Fixx who scored a top ten Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1983 with their single “One Thing Leads to Another.”
The opening track from the band’s second studio album, Reach the Beach (opens in new tab), “One Thing Leads to Another” is recognized by guitarists for its benchmark stereo chorus electric guitar tones.
Recalling his memories of the session, West-Oram told Guitar Player that he was first down on the recording, tracking his iconic guitar part to a click using an Ibanez Blazer, two Marshall combos and his trusty old MXR Stereo Chorus (opens in new tab) pedal.
Here, West-Oram demonstrates his funky, clean chops as heard on the Fixx’s best-known and highest charting single using a Suhr Koji Comp (opens in new tab) compressor, a classic MXR Stereo Chorus, and two Fender guitar amps running in stereo.
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