Jim Capaldi Quotes


28 Jim Capaldi quotes:



"I just was very enthusiastic and was quite forward, open and upfront with people and they would just like live along side my energy."
"After that, I specifically started writing lyrics. I would like sweat and think and get it all together."
"Because I would just tell everyone it was going to be great and just put that belief in them."
"But then you have to write a song, so at that point, I picked up the reins and started to write lyrics."
"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."
"For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles."
"Guys would hang out in groups just to be with the music."
"I always felt from a very early age that whatever one's role in life is, we all have our own particular style, our own particular character."
"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."
"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 think you do better when you are really up for it, cause passion goes up."
"I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity."
"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?"
"Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper."
"Next to the drawing - I'm not really even trying to write a song - I had written a letter and this character who had become Mr. Fantasy."
"So the name of a group has to say something. The name has to be strong."
"There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands."
"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."
"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."
"This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home."



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