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“This track was left over from the Sloe Gin album. It didn’t fit that record, but when we listened to it with fresh ears in Greece it felt like it would really work on Black Rock.
“We had cut the basics in 2007 and they sounded cool, so there was no reason to mess with them. But I redid my vocal ‘cause I thought I was singing better than a couple of years ago. Also, I put a new solo on it. Suddenly, there it was - boom!
“People ask me if it’s daunting to cover a well-known song or a classic, and the answer is no. Would I cover Stairway To Heaven? Of course not; there’s nothing I could add to it.
"But I think on a song like Spanish Boots (the original appeared on Jeff Beck’s Beck-ola in 1969), my limitations as a player and singer can push me to discover new elements.”