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.
I'll never die. I'll just explode, right there before your eyes, onstage.
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
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'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.
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.
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.
The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.
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.
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.
Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.
I always felt people should live with animals.
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.
My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
I became stereotyped.
Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt.
I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
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 wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it.
I've got holes in my guitar.
You can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.
I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards.
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