“I can’t even remember the drummer’s name [Tony Newman; Micky Waller plays on Sweet Little Angel], but this is a case of a guy who was never heard from again, but he just plain rocked, as did the bass player, too.
Spanish Boots is one of the great rock tracks of all time. And old young Rod Stewart, that was the best he ever was, when he was an unknown singer in somebody else’s band.
“I discovered the album back in the day. The synergy of the guitar and drums stood out. As a kid, I was a frustrated guitarist and bass player – still am – and I could easily have taken a left or right turn and been either of those two things. I ended up playing drums instead. Bass and guitar have always been very important, and on Spanish Boots – and the whole album – those elements really come together.”