There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer.
My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.
As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
Every song is like a painting.
I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.
I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
I've got holes in my guitar.
I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.
Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.
Music is an attitude. It's a sensation to the average person, to the human being. And keep it simple, stupid. That's always been my theory.
I always felt people should live with animals.
I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.
People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.
My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk.
I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.
I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
I became stereotyped.
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