“I was playing in clubs in Stockholm and Copenhagen, and occasionally I played blues and some jazzy funk stuff with these electric guys. I was asked to come to the studio and help a band that was re-creating an old Coasters song. I knew American R&B and blues, so they wanted me to help with the lyrics and the feel of the song.
“The producer liked me – we had hit it off – and he called me and asked, ‘How would you like to make your own record?’ I said, ‘Sure. What’s it about?’ And he said, ‘You know, just the stuff that you’re playing in the club. Come to the studio.’ We took two days to do it, and I simply played what I was playing in the clubs and things that I had been doing for a few years.
“I didn’t feel uncomfortable in the studio. It was a room with some microphones, and I was used to rooms with microphones. I wasn’t trying to set the world on fire; I was just doing what I did. I hear it back, and it’s kind of amusing to listen to what music I was doing and what my interests were. They really haven’t changed that much.”