Dick Dale Quotes


31 Dick Dale quotes:



"Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last."
"I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs."
"People just loved the sound because I kept it simple."
"You can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation."
"I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do."
"I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people."
"I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me."
"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."
"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 almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection."
"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."



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