“My brother Michael has probably been the biggest musical influence on me. I mention this record because it was life changing in a very personal way. I would go to see them play at this club called The Main Point, outside of Philly, and it was pretty remarkable.
“They were still in their teens or early 20s, and they were great. To watch the girls in the audience looking at them with love and appreciation, and then to go backstage and feel the electricity in the dressing room and that whole thing, it was something else.
“They were an unusual band in that it was two guys – Michael played guitar and the other guy, Larry Gold, played cello. Larry has since gone on to be a big Philly sound producer, and he has a really big, beautiful studio. But this was their record, Good News, and it was fantastic.”