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Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you.
These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.
There's no such thing as an original sin.
There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie.
Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
Really the only thing holding a lot of records together is the personality of the singer, and the will to write all of these different things.
Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.
Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man, and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good, but when I'm playing this kind of music, I always have him in my mind. I wish I could play like Hubert.
Maybe I just never learned my harmony part, because what everybody says sounds odd to them sounds perfectly natural to me.
I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.
I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time.
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