“When a lot of people think ‘guitar,’ they tend to think about single notes, but I’m really into chords and how you attack the instrument. This record gets into that, especially with something like You Really Got Me – from the second that song starts out, you know something is happening.
“I've always loved The Kinks. What's funny is, they didn’t have whole albums of things like You Really Got Me. They would do Chuck Berry covers and things like that. Those were cool, but I liked their originals more. My uncle played me this record, and man, it made so much sense to me.
“There’s a lot of pre-punk attitude to the guitar sound and the chord changes. You listen to a guy like Jack White, and it seems as though he’s pulling from that kind of stuff. There’s definitely some cool overdriven, distorted guitar on this first Kinks album.”