“Uncle Timmy got this record for me. He would buy all of these things and say, ‘Here, listen to this.’ It was great. So I put on Truth, and it blew me away.
“I figured out Shapes Of Things pretty quickly. I remember I couldn’t wait for him to come back from school so I could play it for him. I sat him down, played him what I had, and he said, ‘No, that doesn’t sound like Jeff Beck.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said, ‘It doesn’t have the same tone. I think you need to get a fuzztone.’
“So I saved some money, went to the music store and got a Segovia Fuzztone. I played it for him with the fuzz, and he went, ‘Ahhh, now that sounds like Jeff Beck!’ It was pretty cool.
“Part of Jeff’s thing, for me, was his attack on this record. The way he played Let Me Love You just ripped your head open. That really got me, his physical way of getting into the notes. It wasn’t so much about melody, it was about aggression and attitude.”