“Everybody’s ripped off Otis Rush in some way, shape or form – I know when Zeppelin has. This record is definitely falls in the Delta blues wheelhouse, but there’s a fire and a crispness to the recording that is a little different from some of his other albums.
“There aren’t any tricks going on here: It’s a guitar going into an amp, and that’s it. His vibrato is ridiculous. He does these crazy, fast trill hammer-ons that can just knock you out, and he has great licks that respond to his vocals. I was playing this record for a friend, and he said, ‘Wow, you got one guy playing awesome guitar and the singer is just workin’ off of him.’ I said, ‘No, that’s all one guy!’
“There’s a little bit of overdrive going on, but most of the fuzz comes out in the undertones, in the aggression of his playing. But it’s not a dumb-fisted style of playing – it’s very beautiful and slick. Still, I can’t say enough about that nasty vibrato. He’s creating the sustain from his hands, his fingers and his emotions.”