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27 quotations by Dick Dale

QuoteYou can't eat fish. It's 6,000 parts DDT per million all over the world, not counting radiation.Quote

QuoteWhen 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.Quote

QuoteThere's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.Quote

QuoteThe kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.Quote

QuotePeople just loved the sound because I kept it simple.Quote

QuoteMy 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.Quote

QuoteMy 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.Quote

QuoteMy 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.Quote

QuoteMy aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.Quote

QuoteMusic 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.Quote

QuoteJimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.Quote

QuoteI'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.Quote

QuoteI'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.Quote

QuoteI'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.Quote

QuoteI wanted to put a sheet in explaining what all the songs are about, but they didn't do it.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys.Quote

QuoteI don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.Quote

QuoteI don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.Quote

QuoteI can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards.Quote

QuoteI called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do.Quote

QuoteI became stereotyped.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI always felt people should live with animals.Quote

QuoteI almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.Quote

QuoteGuitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.Quote

QuoteEvery 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.Quote