Jimmy Carl Black Quotes


35 Jimmy Carl Black quotes:



"I don't know how Frank presented the old Mothers, since I never read the book. There might be some opinions on what he said, but I - or anyone else - could not make any corrections to anything Frank did."
"I had met Arthur in the 60's when I was with the Mothers and had become good friends. He had moved to Austin because his wife was from there."
"I had pretty much raised my kids and my first wife and I were divorced, so I began, in earnest, to start my musical career again. Going for the big record deal and all of that."
"I know I didn't like that dress 'cause it didn't fit but I thought it was a great picture. We weren't the first band to do a picture in drag; The Rolling Stones were. If it was good enough for them then it had to be good enough for us."
"I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did."
"I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother."
"I'm doing it with a rock format and the words are about people living in harmony with Mother Earth. It's very important to me - and I feel it should be for every living human on this planet."
"I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception."
"I've done every tour with them since then and will always be with them as long as they're together."
"In my opinion, Lenny Bruce was more of an influence on Zappa's satirical lyric's than anyone that I know of."
"It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore. But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now."
"It would make me feel that creative art has a chance in this crazy world that we all live in."
"It's the so called EXPERTS that say things to me that we did, or Frank did, that are absolutely not true and they will argue with me saying that I'm wrong."
"Most people are really cool and I really don't mind talking to them and answering their questions."
"My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame." I know that."
"The fans have been very nice to me and I might say that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so."
"There are many old fans that come to see me play and a lot of his younger fans that have gotten into the old recordings of the M.O.I."
"Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much."
"We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex."
"We never got anything out of the recordings. I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers."



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