“Joe Walsh – my hero! Man, I can't forget Funk 49. I used to have people running me out of restaurants for playing this song. This was back when you could play one song for a dime on a jukebox, so I used to get a dollar’s worth of dimes and just play Funk 49 over and over again. It drove people crazy.
I said to Joe one time, ‘What kind of guitar did you play on that song,’ and he went [imitates Joe Walsh], ‘I played a 1962 Telecaster Custom.’ I was like, ‘A Tele… no wonder it has that bite.’ And said, ‘Yeah, through a Fender Champ amp.’ And you can hear it. That's the combination for that sound.
“The virtuosity of that riff, the pull, the rhythmic percussiveness – it floors me. Joe knew that a guitar was part of the rhythm section. That’s where it starts and ends. It’s the rhythm, the hump, the jump.”