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By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

Music is an attitude. It's a sensation to the average person, to the human being. And keep it simple, stupid. That's always been my theory.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

Every song is like a painting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dick Dale

I've got holes in my guitar.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dick Dale

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dick Dale

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.