Facts about Robert Quine

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Robert Quine was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between December 30, 1942 and May 31, 2004. He/she became 61 years old.

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Robert.

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Famous quotes by Robert Quine (18)


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"Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics"
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"Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71"
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"It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff"
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"By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards, I'm a virtuoso"
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"After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz"
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"I was 12 in '55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me"
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"I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting"
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"The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with"
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"My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis stuff I was listening to"
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"I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell"
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"From '69 til '76, I never played in public. I would play by myself at home"
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"I really feel fortunate to have been around then because there have been good and bad years in rock but the best years were '55 to early '61. I got to see Buddy Holly and everybody else"
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"I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands"
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"I never really followed grunge"
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"I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s. It was a quite unpleasant experience"
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"I saw Suicide in '74 and it was pretty horrifying"
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"Even by the time I was four or five, I had Gene Autry records"
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"By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job"


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