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  1. You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live. You can't write with the passion you receive until you see a Dick Dale concert.

  2. 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.

  3. People just loved the sound because I kept it simple.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. The kids called me King of the Surf Guitar. I surfed sunup to sundown.

  10. My 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.

  11. 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.

  12. I've got holes in my guitar.

  13. I 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.

  14. Some guys record an album with songs that are filler. I recorded this album like it was my last.

  15. My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.

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

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

  18. I became stereotyped.

  19. I'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.

  20. You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way.

  21. I always felt people should live with animals.

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

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

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

  25. Every song is like a painting.

  26. 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.

  27. I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head.

  28. When 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.

  29. I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.

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

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

  32. I met Leo Fender, who is the guru of all amplifiers, and he gave me a Stratocaster. He became a second father to me.

  33. My 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.

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

  35. My 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.

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About Dick Dale

Name Dick Dale
About Richard Anthony Monsour, known professionally as Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist. He was a pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern
Quotes 35 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Guitarist
Birthday May 4, 1937
Top topics people, sound, guitar, songs, play

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