Way back in 1988, The Church released the album, Starfish. Under the Milky Way was the hit single from that album and it was a great song. That was my first introduction to the Australian based band. Shortly after this time, a friend of mine let me know that was their first album (as I originally thought), but they in fact had a few (4 albums) previously. And down The Church rabbit hole I went. Their older stuff was incredible, and in 1990 I had the opportunity to see them live, and they blew my mind. That was tour supporting their album – Gold Afternoon Fix.
I was just learning guitar. Just getting into chords, and playing with horrible sounding gear, wondering how my heroes achieve that level of play. When I saw The Church in 1990, I had great seats, and was directly in front of Peter Koppes – and he blew my mind. Hopefully, if all goes as planned this year, I’ll be seeing The Church in Seattle for the first time since 1990!
Yesterday, I saw some great live photos come through The Church’s Facebook page. I ended up on Flickr where I found a couple of great shots of Peter Koppes’ pedalboard of this current 2015 tour and wanted to do a break down. I contacted Tim Grime of Tim Grime Photography and he was incredibly kind and gracious for allowing me to repost these photos. Please check out his other great photos!
Here is a shot from The Settlers Tavern, Margaret River 7/16/2015
Boss DM-2 Delay
Boss BF-3 Flanger
Boss TR-2 Tremolo
Boss OD-1 Overdrive
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
Whirlwind A/B Selector
Boss CS-3 Compressor
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Line 6 DL4 Delay
Boss RT-20 Rotary Ensemble
Tech 21 NYC Sans Amp Bass Driver DI
Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Reverb
Are you a fan of The Church? Let me know what you think by commenting below. Do you see any mis-identified pedals? Please let me know. Again, I would like to thank Tim Grime for the use of the photos!