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" I can never remember what I do even in the studio. "
" Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated. "
" In my early days, I never used finger vibrato at all. I originally carved my reputation as one of the 'fast' guitar players. "
" Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only. "
Rock And Roll
" I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular. "
" When you're around someone good, your own standards are raised. "
" Playing a Fender is an art itself. They're always going out of tune. "
" I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain. "
Rock And Roll
" Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he? "
" I was always stuck in a musical no man's land. "
" 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. "
" Hendrix inspired me, but I was still more into Wes Montgomery. I was also into the Allman Brothers around the time of those albums. "
" When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag. "
" Those record companies don't know what's happening at all. "
" Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count. "
" Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing. "
" They used to complain at school that I looked out of the window for long periods of time - that sums up my life. I like to look out the window, do nothing, daydream. "
" If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage. "
" I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings. "
" I never work out my leads. Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous. If someone says, 'That was good; play that again,' I'm not able to do it. "
" 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. "
" Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated. "
" 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 criticize my own work pretty harshly. "
" The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument. "
" I feel like I own the stage. "
I Feel Like
" Combing my hair doesn't make me a better musician. "
" The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal. "
" I don't see myself as such an important guitarist. "
" I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing. "
" 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. "