“Oh, God, I love those guys! They're the original power duo – they were doing it long before anybody else. An absolute blast to work with. I had the second drummer, Brian [St. Clair], and both he and Scott Lucas were spot-on fantastic.
“It has the best ending of any album that I ever worked on. It’s so off-the-wall. You hear the finale, which is all of the songs played at once, and then you have the big stab at the end – ba-daaaaa! These stabs are repeated, with each one coming at an interval twice as long as the one before it. During this, you have these street sounds, and you start listening and getting into what you’re hearing, and then out of nowhere comes another stab – ba-daaaaa! I just love that. I’ve never done anything like it, and I probably never will again.
“I was totally into them. They really do manage to get a big sound out of just the two guys. Some years after them came the White Stripes and the Black Keys, but they’re not half as good as Local H. They led the way. They were the first ones.”