“Good Lord! Yes, I’m a guitar guy, but more than anything, I’m a music-loving guy. And when this came out and that brother showed up with that look and that defiant, outrageous new sound, let me tell you, it was a sucker punch to the jaws of music lovers everywhere.
“Much like Little Richard, Jimi said, ’Yeah, you think that’s high energy? You think that’s outrageous? You think that’s noisy? Try this on for size, white boy!’ [laughs] He made sounds with that Strat that people couldn’t even imagine - that's how utterly fantastic he was.
“The lyrics, the melodies, the soulfulness, the virtuosity of the playing…it was one of the most complete musical experiences ever. Ever!”