The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
It's great to have something you can be proud of.
Music has nothing to do with your technical ability.
The BBC, during its 24 hours on the air, plays a very wide range of stuff. And it's not commercial.
I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
My songs are more arrangements than they are songs.
During my early period I had custom-made overdrive stuff because I didn't like what they were making at the time.
I can't imagine ever going back to working with somebody else.
I didn't sit down and work out other people's material; I've never believed in that.
I don't tend to stand still for very long.
I remember the snow in Canada and the lovely weather in New Zealand. And I slightly remember going to school there.
People often say very, very nice, complimentary things. But I think it's better if you don't take that too much to heart.
Once I've settled on something I'll stay with that at least throughout the whole tour.
Once you start copying other people's licks, you begin thinking they're yours. Doing that's just an easy way out.
It all comes down to the density of the wood. Every guitar's different.
I think the fundamental part of my technique is my vibrato.
While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I'd see my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren't very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
A wah-wah is important as well. I love it; it makes the guitar scream.
I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players.
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