“I was thinking of going with something a little more modern with The Mars Volta but I decided to choose this one.
Junior’s Eyes only did one album and it was overlooked, although it has been re-released and it’s become one of those cult albums. It was produced by Tony Visconti in 1969 when prog-rock didn’t really exist as such but they didn’t fit in with anything that was happening at that time.
“They took basic things like a 12-bar groove and just made it different. I think they did a few gigs but I just don’t think people were ready for them. We hadn’t quite reached the stage where people just wanted to listen to bands instead of dancing to them so there wasn’t a home for them. I have no idea what happened to any of the guys from the band but this is a great album.”