“I’ve got to go back to my Beatles. Again, it’s the defiance factor. They wrote songs with incredible melodies and clever lyrics, and delivered them with such inventive vocal harmonies and musicianship. The skill and imagination that is all over this album is mind-boggling!
“But they always had a primal pound. Good ol' Ringo, the whitest drummer in the world, playing with the blackest grind and groove around. That little limey! You’d close your eyes, open ’em and see Ringo, and you’d go, ’That can’t be the drummer I’m hearing.' He was fantastic, just beautiful.
“And, of course, what the record represented, it was paradigm-shifting achievement that changed music and affected how we viewed everything. You have to give it up for this album, you just have to.”