Jim Capaldi Quotes

28 Jim Capaldi quotes:

"I have to confess that a strong contributing factor was that I had just taken what was probably the first acid ever made, given to me by a guy called Johnny Fellows, who had just returned from America."
"I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity."
"Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper."
"They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage."
"Traffic was very, very free. It was great."
"We loved everything. We wanted to be able to do anything."
"But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics."
"So the name of a group has to say something. The name has to be strong."
"I just was very enthusiastic and was quite forward, open and upfront with people and they would just like live along side my energy."
"Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them."
"I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen, I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up."
"We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music."
"We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life."
"You have to have a strong title. It's got to say something."
"After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together."
"Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically."
"I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?"
"This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different."
"You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up."
"I think you do better when you are really up for it, cause passion goes up."

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