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Dick Dale Quotes & Quotations
Dick Dale
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    Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I always felt people should live with animals. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I became stereotyped. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard. Dick-DaleDick Dale
  • 10
    I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right, I'm not leaving 'til it's done. My wife, child and I slept in the studio. We cut these raw. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I'll just tell you the way it is. You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    Music is an attitude. It's a sensation to the average person, to the human being. And keep it simple, stupid. That's always been my theory. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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    My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it. Dick-DaleDick Dale
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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. Dick-DaleDick Dale
  • 21
    My son now is 22 months old, he's been playing since he was 12 months old and he gets standing ovations on the drums. He's been with us since he was 10 weeks old, he's been on the drums. He's got blisters on his fingers before he can even talk. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
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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. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
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    People just loved the sound because I kept it simple. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
  • 24
    The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
  • 25
    There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
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    When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale
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    You can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation. Dick-Dale/">Dick Dale