Favorite Quotations ~† Rock & Roll, 4 Love & Mercy

"Chicks dig drummers." ~ Dave Grohl, RS, 1/8/04

Dave Grohl

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. ~ David Byrne

I practice really hard, every day. I started that about 13 or 14 years ago; it's a discipline now. But the writing is a whole other thing. It'll come from handling a guitar, mostly; thinking up little guitar riffs. I was born and raised a rock 'n' roll guy, and that's the rock 'n' roll ethic, at least through my experience. ~ John Fogerty, Chicago Sun-Times, 9/19/04

I sit and I write automatically. I donít really try to write. My subconscious mind takes over and writes the songs for me. Songs come very easily for me. When Iím inspired, it takes me 20 minutes to write a song. ~ Brian Wilson, L.A. Weekly, 11/12/04

A girl can't sing rock & roll too well. It's basically too savage. ~ Connie Francis

Rock & roll is a type of sensuous music unfit for impressionable minds. ~ Tip O'Neill, 1960

People think they know me from my songs. But my repertoire of songs is so wide-ranging that you'd have to be a madman to figure out the characteristics of the person who wrote all those songs. ~ Bob Dylan

It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm and bluesÖIt's called rock now. ~ Chuck Berry

Rock'n' roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.~ Steven Van Zandt, Guardian, 12/4/05

Weíre more popular than Jesus now. I donít know which will go firstórock and roll or Christianity. ~ John Lennon, London Evening Standard, 3/4/66

Rock and roll is commitment. Rock and roll is passion and spirit. ~ Mick Fleetwood, History of Rock & Roll, 1995

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