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Ritchie Blackmore Quotes & Quotations
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    Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I can never remember what I do even in the studio. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I criticize my own work pretty harshly. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I had given up on 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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    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. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    Playing a Fender is an art itself. They're always going out of tune. Ritchie-BlackmoreRitchie Blackmore
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    Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction. I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    When something is not good, it's bad. Period. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    When you're around someone good, your own standards are raised. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    When you're recording, if you're not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore
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    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. Ritchie-Blackmore/">Ritchie Blackmore