“When I was really young, my mother would play Elvis Presley records. She was a huge Elvis fan. We had the big hi-fidelity system, so these records sounded amazing. Elvis’ voice was really powerful, but something about the sound of Scotty Moore’s guitar playing really got to me, even as a kid.
“Scotty played a lot of seventh chords, and he had the rockabilly thing going on – it was great. When I play something like Love Is A Battlefield, I hear Scotty Moore coming out. I do little bends like he did, and I throw in some seventh chords. He was very inspiring.
“Heartbreak Hotel is so dark and mesmerizing. There’s not a lot going on – the instrumentation is minimal – but it has everything you need, and the guitar playing is very effective. Scotty really stands out.”