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“If there were one album that I would take to a desert island, it would have to be this one. I own multiple copies of it on CD, vinyl and cassette, and if I could find it on something else, I’d own that, too.
“Actually, I have five CD copies of it, and there are even several that I haven’t yet opened because I didn’t like the way the digital remastering sounded, so I bought the old, first-generation CD versions of it. So this is the one album that’s actually at the top of the list, and everything else is way down below it.
“Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter are the guitarists, and they’re truly special. Every time I listen to this album, I hear a new nuances and harmonies. The poetry in their playing absolutely kills me. Even in the context of fairly savage Detroit kind-of rock, there’s such lyricism in the guitar work. But to this day, I can’t tell the two guys apart. I’ve spoken to Dick Wagner about it, and he didn’t shed any light on it. Oh, well.
“It’s an important record, the epitome of the great rock ‘n’ roll album, and for me, it’s the connector of The Allman Brothers and Derek And The Dominos and glam. While I liked the glam stuff, with the exception of Ronson’s playing, there wasn’t a lot of technique on display – there were no killer guitar players. This album pulled it all together. Glam kids and the flannel-shirt crowd for the Allman Brothers could like it.”