“I was given this record by my older brother Paul. If I remember correctly, I was around nine years old at the time.
“There’s a song on the album called Diabolus, and it had a drum solo on it. I played it thousands of times on 16 rpms to try to dissect it. I can remember bits and pieces of that experience like they were video clips in my mind.
“The New One! affected me as far as slowing something down and taking the time to try to digest it. It gave me a natural insight, without being intellectual – I mean, come on, I was nine! – into playing odd time, and it gave me a love for swing and an understanding of notes not being even all the time. That’s an extension of some of The Beatles’ stuff anyway – swing.
“But this really made me dig in. It was extremely influential and required a lot of thought on my part.”