"Twist and Shout"
They took a party song and made into a proto Who sound and this was 1962 not 1965.
The way they turned the horn parts into hard-edged harmonized guitar parts in the break of "Twist and Shout." Again, what's the precedent to that sound?
Ray Davies on "Twist and Shout"
Ray Davies on John (NYT)
I thought back to when I was a 17-year-old student in the recreation room at art college and heard John sing “Twist and Shout” on the record player, and how I was blown away by his directness. How his voice cut through all the nonsense and sent a message to me that said, “If I can do it then so can you, so get up off your backside and play some rock ’n’ roll,” as if to throw down a musical gauntlet.