Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark [was the record that changed my life]. I was over at Fleetwood Mac producer Keith Olson’s house and he had these great speakers that were as tall as me, and Joni’s record had just come out, and I put it on. He went away, it was just me, and I listened to this record for three days. She was able to stuff so many words into one sentence and not have them sound crowded.
Water Lilies (detail shot) 1919. Monet, The MET.