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Your voice is vibrant for only a certain part of your life. There are some records I've always wanted to make, and I don't know if I want to waste this time beating on the door of the charts.
I just to put out the best records I can and perform the best I can.
I am terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music will be put on records forever.
I had Madonna parties; I dressed like Madonna, and I had all of her records because we had records back then. I knew all of her lyrics; I was obsessed with her movies and the whole thing.
The Hollies, after I left in 1968, had the audacity, the gall, to have three number one records after I left. Thanks a lot, guys.
I've got nothing against records - I've spent my life making them - but they are a kind of historical blip.
I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records.
I'll be writing records until I'm dead, whether people like it or not!
Obviously, I want to sell records, but I do it because I find it therapeutic. In music I can be myself.
Being able to still make records is a privilege. I don't take it casually.
And ultimately the people who produce my records, they know that they're here to serve the purpose of me expressing who I am at this period of time and augmenting that or pulling it forward and I love that process.
People love their favorite records. And I aspire to make a record someone might be able to love in that way.
Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren't able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans.
I'll be writing records until I'm dead, whether people like it or not! I can't not write; if I don't, then I get really depressed. I'll keep going, I promise!
If I could sell 500 million records every time, it would be great. But I've also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager, in a very kind of model version of it.
The trouble with records is that they're too short.
I love the idea of making records that people can use, records that have a sense of utility.
I've made records that everyone has hated and I've loved, and made records that everyone has loved and I've deemed, at best, mediocre.
I had a handful of records, but when I was 11 years old, I liked Puccini as much as Little Richard. They both made sense to me.
You don't base records on success; you base it on creativity.
One day, people in China may be able to see the records of conversations between multinational tech companies and the Chinese authorities.
I'm the only talk show host, I think, if there's such a category in, what's called, the book of records, to have a guest die while we were taping the show, yeah.
I love those Keith Richards solo records, but it's not the Rolling Stones.
Stevie Wonder's records introduced me to '70s soul when I was 12 or 13.
I don't know if there are artists out there who love their own records. I haven't met any, and I'm kind of extreme in the other direction, but therein lies the impetus to keep working and keep making new songs and new records.
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