“I had to pick one Beatles album, because the band was such an influence on me and everybody else. I chose Revolver because it’s a real electric guitar album. They were exploring a lot of sustained sounds – I’m not sure if George had switched to an SG yet – and there’s a really rich humbucker feel to things like Taxman.
“Tomorrow Never Knows, She Said She Said – they were experimenting with backwards guitars and doing some very interesting treatments. This was a tremendously exciting time for The Beatles and for recording in general; they were really pushing pop music into a whole new area.
“The band got into all kinds of new instruments and using the studio in creative ways on other albums pretty quickly, but here they’re playing a lot of guitars and creating such compelling sounds. And Your Bird Can Sing has an incredible riff. Not many people can play it correctly; it’s pretty intricate and tricky. How do you even write such a thing? It's genius."