Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.— Henry Rollins
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I don't believe in any kind of artistic snobbery or musical snobbery.
You know, to me, the sexiest and the most spiritual words ever uttered in rock and roll are wop babaloo balop bam boom.
I was washing dishes at the Greyhound bus station at the time and I said, 'Awap bop a lup bop a wop bam boom, take 'em out!'
I was at the Apollo Theater all the time, skipping school, and I worked in a barbershop. That's how I started with doo-wop. Now I've come full circle. I did all kinds of music. I used to work on Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.
I sang do-wop on the street corner before it was called do-wop.
Doo-wop is special music to me because it's so straightforward and melody-driven and captures emotions.
I came up in Brooklyn singing doo-wop music from the time I was 13 to the time I was 20. That music served a purpose of keeping a lot of people out of trouble, and also it was a passport from one neighborhood to another.
I know these dirty cops that'll get us in if we murder some Wop.
Did you come of age in those sweet summers of the early nineteen-sixties, when the airwaves were full of rock and roll's doo-wop promise of joy and the nation was full of J.F.K.'s eloquent promise of a New Frontier? I did. Life seemed to be laid out before us like a banquet; everything was for the taking, especially hearts.
You could split hairs and bring up words like 'doo-wop' and terms like 'soul' or 'R&B', but I think pop music is what you want it to be - that's why it's pop.
My father's a musician and my mother's a singer.
My dad's originally from Brooklyn and he was a Latin percussionist so I've always had instruments around the house. He used to have a show like a 1950s rock and roll show with Little Richard music. They would do doo-wop songs and stuff like that.
As proud as I am of Doo-Wops I feel like, 'Oh, man.
People haven't seen nothing. They don't even know what I'm about to do,' and that's what I can't wait to show the world.
I had done chorus before in school, but I was only trying for an easy A.
I was a bass going 'dum dum da doo wop.