With Keith Moon a waning force in The Who, few could blame Uncle Pete for seeking out the watertight, no-nonsense Spinetti to bolster his collaboration with Ronnie Lane.
Henry Spinetti says:
“Working with Pete came about through the producer Glyn Johns. I was one of his stable of drummers, and he’d choose the drummer for the records that suited their natural style.”
“I knew I couldn’t possibly have played like Keith Moon, so I suppose my approach on Rough Mix was... tongue-in-cheek. Pete didn’t tell me what I should play; he led with acoustic guitar, and my beat would develop from there. It wasn’t technical, but then I’m not that technical.”
“It didn’t make me rich, but we were all young and happy just to be playing.”