“Incredible. I got the call because I knew his producers, Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman. I showed up, and the first song was Short People. I couldn’t believe it – and there were so many incredible songs.
“It was an overdub situation – the tracks were already cut. I sat down in the booth next to Randy, and on Short People I just started doing my thing, adding the low, distorted guitar. In the chorus, I’m playing slide, matching it against what everybody else had done.
“At first, Randy was like, ‘Slide? What are you gonna do, some Hawaiian shit?’ But then he heard what I did, and he loved it. He said, ‘It sounds like a voice.’ After that, I kept getting called back to do more.”