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Andy Partridge Quotes

Andy Partridge Quotes & Quotations
Andy Partridge
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    Anyway, I collapsed in France in the middle of a tour. I hadn't been eating properly, I was getting very phobic about audiences, and I collapsed in pure fright. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    By the early '70s I had gotten reasonable and I started to get in hundreds of groups that rehearsed and never played at all. I mean, the most important thing was to look good and have a great name. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    Come English Settlement, I had it in my head that I didn't want to tour. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    I actually got really petrified by the thought of people seeing me. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    I don't like touring and it seemed to be getting on top of me in a big way. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    If it's a good LP, you'll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don't get that tingle, you'd better take it straight down to the record exchange. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    It was in San Diego and I was onstage and couldn't remember how to play the guitar properly. I was in terrible pain and my nervous system was just going wild, like somebody had just run a car over me. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    So it was a bit tricky, 'cause most of the people in London belonged to this London clique and we didn't. So we didn't go to parties or hang out. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    The early gigs were pretty panicky - and great, sweaty fun. We were brand new to most people, and they were willing to take anything brand new, for the first time in years. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to be paid five pounds but we never got it, and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it. So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    We do this for the art, not the adulation. I'd rather our music get liked and we get ignored. I don't want to be adored for anything other than the music. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    Where I've arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there's a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge
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    You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I'd buy a new album I'd invariably hate it the first time I heard it 'cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn't grasp what they'd done, and I'd hate myself for that. Andy_PartridgeAndy Partridge