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Dick Dale Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jul 2020
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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.
I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things. People would give me lions and jaguars. I had cheetahs, monkeys.
I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
I don't claim to be a musician, I didn't go to Julliard.
I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards.
I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do.
I became stereotyped.
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.
I always felt people should live with animals.
I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.
Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
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.
Every song is like a painting.
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.
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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