Steve Gadlin may soon join them. Gadlin has devised The Fart Pedal, a guitar effects pedal that introduces the sound of passing rectal wind to a performance. And thanks to Kickstarter, where it has raised more than twice its original financial goal, you can soon get your foot on one.
The Fart Pedal plugs into any standard amplifier and emits harmonious toots at the discretion of the player. To demonstrate, Gadlin filmed himself performing “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, which would surely warm the heart of the late rock icon.
The potential to reimagine songs is limitless, from “Wind of Change” by the Scorpions to “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra.
A toggle button lets musicians choose between “wet” and “dry” fart functions, the consequences of which should be self-explanatory. And lest you think this is merely a fancy whoopee cushion, Gadlin assures potential donors that he worked with a professional sound design company to achieve “bespoke” fart noises.
While it seems like a product tailored for one—“Weird” Al Yankovic, maybe—The Fart Pedal has been greeted with great enthusiasm. It has raised nearly $80,000 on Kickstarter, well above its original $30,000 goal, and may grow higher by the time the campaign ends October 27. Contributors of $165 and up will receive the device, which is expected to ship beginning in December 2021.
[h/t The A.V. Club]