beberapa perkataan dari musisi terkenal dunia yang terekam dalam wawancara ataupun lainnya
It contains historic, philosophy, knowledge, and entertainment at the same time.(James Argo)
“There’s something beautifully friendly and elevating about a bunch of guys playing music together. This wonderful little world that is unassailable. It’s really teamwork, one guy supporting the others, and it’s all for one purpose, and there’s no flies in the ointment, for a while. And nobody conducting, it’s all up to you. It’s really jazz__that’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.”
“I firmly believe if you want to be a guitar player, you better start on acoustic and then graduate to electric. Don’t think you’re going to be Townshend or Hendrix just because you can go wee wee wah wah, and all the electronic tricks of the trade. First you’ve got to know that fucker. And you go to bed with it. If there’s no babe around, you sleep with it. She’s just the right shape.”
“Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll”
“Everybody’s got a different way of telling a story – and has different stories to tell”
“I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police”
“I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I’m doing”
“Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone’s got their own character, and that’s the thing that’s amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone’s approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it’s all valid”
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”
“I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something”
“The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye”
“Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded”
“I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around”
“When I got my first guitar my fingers wouldn’t go to the sixth string so I took off the big E and played with just five strings. I was only 6 or 7″
” One minute we’re over here, the next minute we’re doing something completely different. But it’s interesting because you are producing so many things you couldn’t do with analog”
I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
Riley B. King atau lebih dikenal BB King
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
I guess you can look at me, and tell I’m the old man. My name is BB King.
A lot of people believe what other people say.
I don’t think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow
I think of guitar players in terms of doctors: you have the doctor for your heart, the cardiologist, then one that works on your feet, your leg. But I believe George Benson is the one that plays all over. To me, he would be the M.D. of them all.
I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man.
I’m no good with chords. I’m horrible with chords.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you’re doing so.
JOHN LEE HOOKER
If they played more blues, people would just get it – they try to hold it back but just about can’t hold it back now because the blues is really going.
I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want.
My style is all to myself.
I don’t think about time. You’re here when you’re here. I think about today, staying in tune.
The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.
The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs.
It’s all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
A good thing never ends.
I’d rather be dead than singing ‘Satisfaction’ when I’m forty-five.
As long as my face is on page one, I don’t care what they say about me on page seventeen.
I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over.
People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It’s quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.
Life’s a journey, not a destination. (dari lagu amazing)
We need to go back to the way it was 30 years ago, when everybody had Grandma and Grandpa, and we were willing to pass moral judgments about right and wrong.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Fake it until you make it.
Drugs will get you out of your own way, but we lived it, and that’s dangerous. It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul, and that’s what happened.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
As good as I am, I’m nothing without my band.
Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.
I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
I’m pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don’t use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway.
A good video can make all the difference.
I don’t think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis.
I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I’m spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.
The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
We do play to our audience. It’s very important. You can’t create music in a vacuum.
There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don’t expect; that’s why we threw them in.
Eddie Van Halen
Music is for people. The word ‘pop’ is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I’m just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I’m cool.
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.
Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.
Every song is like a kid. How can you have that many kids and have a favorite? Which one do I like to hang most with?
I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland.
It’s funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: ‘So, what does it take to make it?’ Well, first explain to me what you mean by ‘making it’: Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood?
The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.
I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.
When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
I dress to kill, but tastefully.
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got.
A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event.
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.
Who wants to live forever?