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“LA Woman would have been the future, had Jim not died, because of the way it just organically happened” so [producer] Bruce Botnick could see us. We’d been rehearsing in there anyway, so we knew the sound pretty much.
"There was some leakage but I think that’s what made it sound live – and it was live. I’m pretty sure LA Woman was totally live, no overdubs. I think people over-produce stuff nowadays and it just loses some of the vitality.”
“I play my SG all the time – it’s my main guitar. But it’s not the one I got in ’67: unfortunately that one got stolen, too. But I managed to find one that was just like it in a music shop and I’ve had it for maybe 20 years. It’s pretty hard to beat.
“Gibson has made a copy of the original, which came out a couple of years ago and they did a pretty good job. In fact, the neck I like better than my original neck – I got the shape from a friend’s Les Paul Junior. The pickups don’t quite sound as good as my original one, but it’s pretty close.”