Tag: Music Quotes

Bob Geldof

‘You can’t trust politicians. It doesn’t matter who makes a political speech. It’s all lies…and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.’

Marvin Gaye

‘I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don’t quite know how to explain it but it’s there. These can’t be the only notes in the world, there’s got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the crack’

Joe Meek

‘I wanted to create a picture in music of what could be up there in outer space.’

Bob Dylan

When asked by a jounalist the question, ‘Do you think of yourself primarily as a singer or a poet? ‘ Dylan replied, ‘Oh, I think of myself more as a song and dance man, y’know.’

Lou Reed

I write for myself and I try to make it something I would listen to. I operate under the idea that I’m not unusual. And if I try to do it really well for myself, other people can relate to it, too. But I don’t really know how to write for other people so I […]

The Edge – U2

‘I remember working with Brian Eno, and the idea was to keep this two-chord mantra going, keep it going, keep it going as long as we could stand it, and then bam ! we made this chord change and it was dramatic, songs like that fascinate me’

Steven Wright

I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.

Bill Hicks

‘You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. ‘Cause you know what, the musicians that […]

Bill Maher

‘New Rule: Airplane black boxes must now be made out of Keith Richards. The man, who has taken more drugs than Whitney Houston, Rush Limbaugh and Robert Downey, Jr., combined, recently fell out of a tree, and then crashed a jet ski. And yet, somehow, that cigarette never fell out of his mouth. What is […]

Keith Richards

‘I was number one on the Who’s Likely To Die list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list.’

John Reis

‘I turn on the TV and there’s this band, tattoos, shirts off… I laugh at first, but then I get kind of sad. People really think this is the alternative. It’s a bunch of millionaires pretending to be bad boys, pretending to be the pivotal elements of youth.’

Chrissie Hynde

‘Show me somebody that puts out an album every year and I’ll show you a man who hasn’t got two children and lives at home with them and has to get up for school every morning. Oh god, what everyone needs in this business is a wife. It must be great. I wish I had […]