Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by jjboogie, Feb 5, 2012.
"They say less is more. How can that be? More is more!" ~ Yngwie Malmsteen
"If it's too loud, you're too old." - Ted Nugent
Pete Townsend, "I wish I could play guitar like Jeff Beck"
Jeff Beck, "I wish i could write songs like Pete Townsend"
Matt Pike says something about his approach to riffing as imagining he's in battle, and he has an axe, and he's trying to split the other guy's head open with an axe.
I can't remember the exact quote but I'd say that's pretty appropriate for the music he makes.
"All you need are five strings, three chords, two fingers, and one asshole!" -Keith Richards
Is Mick the asshole he's talking about?
"Can we get everything louder than everything else?"
"We’re going to play a slow song. But it’s okay, it’s still loud."
"If it's too loud, turn it down" -Weezer
Ian Gillan- "Could we have everything louder than everything else?"
EDIT: Dang! beat me to it while I was composing my post!
Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, and John Entwhistle were talking about names for Page's new project. after one suggestion, Moon commented, "That one went down like a lead Zeppelin!"
"The angularity of the tunes is very asymetrical" Jerry Garcia
"I'm not a rock star. I'm David Lee Roth!" - DLR (from a story someone posted here on TGP).
"You've only got 12 notes and however you mix them up is your thing."- EVH
"Anyone can play in tune"......Neil Young
I love a good quote. Here's a few of my all time favorites that fit this topic:
“I like to move people; I don’t like to show off. I like to make sounds as I remember sounds that move me. My style is very primitive but at the same time it has developed in its own sense. I do my best to express myself and move people at the same time."
"I'd like to warn you now, it's going to be a tiny bit loud for those that forgot to bring ear muffs, because like these are English amps and we're in Sweden and the electricity scene is not workin' out with this Australian fuzz tone and this American guitar...We're having technical difficulties..."
Jimi January 1969
"That'll be real good, but he'll have to do something about those pink pants."
Bobby Whitlock circa 1969 when asked what he thought about Eric Clapton playing guitar for Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett's band.
"But it goes to 11!" - Nigel Tufnel
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." - Tom Waits
The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal.
"Doesn't matter where you put us on the bill, or who you put us on the bill with, the result is always the same: We tear your face off."- Henry Rollins
"Genius is pain"-John Lennon
"Madness is the first sign of dandruff"-Dr Winston O'Boogie
“Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.” Frank Zappa.
If you want more from Frank just click on the link below. The man was a veritable library of quotes.