“I saw The Who as a kid, and they totally ripped my brain in half. I was such a fan. When you think about three-note chords, you have to give it up for Pete Townshend. He was such a genius and pioneer in that regard. A lot of my playing has incorporated three-note chord changes, and it all comes from Townshend.
“My Generation is amazing. Just that song itself, which is a classic, it’s got a stuttering vocal, amazing lyrics and Pete’s super-energetic guitar playing. It’s the best, man!
“Another thing that’s interesting is to hear the influence that Brian Wilson had on Pete Townshend. The vocal harmonies on this record are gorgeous, and they really stem from him listening to the Beach Boys.”