“The Band were amazing. This was another change-the-rules proactive recording that worked within the system and served both us and the beast. Because by now the beast was smokin', too – well, maybe not Clive. I am not advocating pot for the masses, because pot today is very different from the pot of our day. It is a chemical, as is wheat, as is chicken, as is life.
“The Band stood by their music, and amazingly, the graphics of their album spelt that right out. The thing I loved about album covers was that you had the opportunity to represent the music. When I first read Nat Hentoff's liner notes for Bob Dylan on that first or second album, I knew that we had a bigger playground to sulk in. The Band and Music From Big Pink were our Grapes Of Wrath.”