Dick Dale Quotes


31 Dick Dale quotes:



"There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around."
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"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 can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards."
"I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul."
"I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys."
"I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me."
"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 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."
"My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut."
"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."
"Every song is like a painting."
"I became stereotyped."
"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've got holes in my guitar."
"My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it."
"I always felt people should live with animals."
"I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard."
"I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right, I'm not leaving 'til it's done. My wife, child and I slept in the studio. We cut these raw."
"I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it."
"The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown."



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