Ritchie Blackmore Quotes


40 Ritchie Blackmore quotes:



"But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder."
"Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous."
"I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings."
"I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness."
"I can never remember what I do even in the studio."
"I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to."
"I criticize my own work pretty harshly."
"I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar."
"I don't see myself as such an important guitarist."
"I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular."
"I feel like I own the stage."
"I had given up on the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
"I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
"I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk."
"I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band."
"I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits."
"I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing."
"I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant."
"I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline."
"I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway."



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