Dick Dale Quotes

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Dick Dale Quotes

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
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I blew amps like they were made of tissue paper. Once I blew out the sound system at Royal Albert Hall in London.

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I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.

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You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.

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My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.

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My philosophy is the thicker the wood the thicker the sound, the bigger the string the bigger the sound. My smallest string is a 14 gauge.

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I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.

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Music is nothing but a door opener to meet families and their children and the elderly.

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Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.

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If you ask me what I'd rather be doing, well, I'd rather be home in California, watching TV, polishing my tools and working around the ranch.

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My mind never left 20, because once it does, that's when you start to die.

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My music is more native than intricate or technical.

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Surfers were the ones who named all my songs. They'd yell out the names, and we just kept 'em.

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I've been performing since 1955. I'm going to have to keep performing till I die because I'm not going to die in some rocking chair with a big ol' beer belly.

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I've never taken a lesson in my life, and I can play every instrument there is. I play by ear, but I can fool anybody into thinking I went to some conservatory of music.

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I'll never die. I'll just explode, right there before your eyes, onstage.

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