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I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.
Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing.
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 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 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 found the blues too limiting, and classical was too disciplined.
I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline.
I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it.
I can never remember what I do even in the studio.
I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular.
Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he?
What's the point of re-releasing an album? The original sounded good, why change something about it?
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.
I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.
Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous.
I don't see myself as such an important guitarist.
I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness.
I was always stuck in a musical no man's land.
Hendrix inspired me, but I was still more into Wes Montgomery. I was also into the Allman Brothers around the time of those albums.
I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings.
I feel like I own the stage.
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.
Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated.
When you're recording, if you're not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess.
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