“I really enjoyed playing on Kiss Kiss Kiss. I got to do some really wacked-out feedback stuff, and it holds up. Yoko was so ahead of what everyone was thinking at the time, and she really hasn’t gotten her due. We all knew which songs should feature Hugh McCracken and which songs should feature me, because we do play differently. But on this one, John, Yoko and I worked on it together, because this was a little edgier and off the wall.
“Hughie did the more intricate, melodic stuff. This one was recorded at the Hit Factory, when it was on 48th Street. It was funny being there because I was one of the first people ever to record at the studio – part of the Earl Slick Band’s album was cut there the first year it was open, not long after David Live.
“The cool thing about the Double Fantasy record was that you had the likes of Tony Levin and Andy Newmark and Hugh McCracken, guys who did a lot of sessions, but I didn’t do a lot of sessions because I couldn’t read. So one of the reasons that I was brought in was because Jack Douglas referred to me as the ‘wild card.’ John wanted one street guy in there, and that was me. On this particular track, they just turned me loose with my feedback thing."