Facts about Dick Dale

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Dick Dale is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is 81 years old and still alive, born May 4, 1937.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Dick.

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Famous quotes by Dick Dale (33)


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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"
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"My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it"
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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"
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"Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last"
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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"
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"I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me"
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"I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people"
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"People just loved the sound because I kept it simple"
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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"
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"I always felt people should live with animals"
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"I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection"
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"There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around"
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"I've got holes in my guitar"
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"I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do"
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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"
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"Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer"
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"The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown"
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"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"
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"I wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it"
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"I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head"
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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"
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"You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert"
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"I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me"
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"I became stereotyped"
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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"
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"I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul"
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"I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard"
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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"
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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"
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"I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys"
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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"
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"Every song is like a painting"
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"As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that"


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