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All Quotes by author - Butch Trucks
" A lot of these guys come up and say, 'Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.' They don't seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment - and painful. "
" Donald Trump has been horrendous, saying things are bad because of Muslims or Mexicans. This is exactly what happened in the 1930s in Germany, and it's gonna get worse. "
" For a long time, our only mode of travel was an Econoline van. Eleven of us, with nine sleeping in the back on two mattresses. "
" Ginger Baker was never my favorite, but he was part of the group Cream that opened the door to what we did. They were the first band to really get into improvisation. They were an absolute necessity to what came later. "
" I don't think we listened to any rock n' roll at all in the early days. It was Miles Davis and John Coltrane 95% of the time. "
" I like some things other people don't like, and they like stuff I don't like. "
" I loathe and detest heavy metal. "
" I look at making a record and being in a recording studio as more of a craft; You have to be so much more careful and play simpler. "
" I'm enjoying the hell out of playing straight. It seems to be the case with everybody. We're having a lot more fun. The energy is going into the music now, instead of all the side trips we got into in the '70s. "
" I'm not going to keep my mouth shut. "
" I've gotta be the only father begging his son to leave a six-figure job to go play in a rock n' roll band! "
" Majored in staying out of Vietnam. "
" My wife speaks very good French. She said she would miss lots of things in the U.S., but we can't live there if Trump's president. "
" People feel entitled to take whatever's online without paying for it. "
" Phil Walden had complete faith in us, and I'll respect him forever for that. I think he sunk about $150,000 in us. He was close to bankruptcy a lot of the time, and Atlantic kept telling him we didn't have a chance. "
" Playing live is really the art form. You're a lot freer, a lot looser. You've got people there that can give you feedback, and then you can play off of that. There's so much more energy. "
" Sometimes you're gonna jump off a cliff and land flat on your face. Then you just get up and go again. But sometimes you dive off the cliff and start soaring with the eagles, and that's when you find new music, places that you've never been before. "
" That was my first love growing up - classical orchestral music, especially Impressionism. "
" That whole Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame thing - at least half the people in there don't have a place in any kind of hall of fame anywhere, in my opinion. "
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" There are so many good, young bands out there who aren't getting the attention they deserve. "
" These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup - I find it incredibly repulsive, always have. "
" To be honest, I don't listen to much music! I've been so engrossed in it my whole life that when I drive around in my car, I'll listen to college lectures on philosophy and literature and world history, things like that, to kind of catch up on the college experience I missed. "
" We have a well and a garden. I crawl around in the mud and grow great vegetables. "
" We're a live band. It's what we do best. "
" We were either listening to jazz or Robert Johnson, the old blues man, but not to our peers. "
" When you're good-looking, I think you usually don't have to work as hard. "
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