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Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down.
I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I'm doing.
I don't deal in technique. I deal in emotions.
I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth.
My favorite guitar solo of all time was Elliot Randall's on 'Reelin' In The Years'.
You can't overthink the music. Mood and intensity can't be manufactured. The blues isn't about structure; it's what you bring to it. The spontaneity of capturing a speciﬁc moment is what drives it.
I have a voracious appetite for all things, worldly and unworldly.
I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.
I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school.
The greatest satisfaction is not the decoration. It is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help.
So many people are frightened to take a chance in life and there's so many chances you have to take.
Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with 'Stairway to Heaven.'
The blues appealed to me, but so did rock. The early rockabilly guitarists like Cliff Gallup and Scotty Moore were just as important to me as the blues guitarists.
If you are on to something creative, school can also inhibit you. The wrong teacher, man, can really mess you up.
Crowley didn't have a very high opinion of women, and I don't think he was wrong.
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
Once I get onstage the tension explodes and I'm fine. I'm in another world - in a trance almost, doing what I love best, expressing myself through guitar.
Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can't really compare it to how it is today.
You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create.
Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.
There's so much that can be done on the guitar. And that's what is so good about the guitar - everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it's all about.
I'm just looking for an angel with a broken wing.
I'm at my best when I'm exhausted and under pressure.
I'm still searching for an angel with a broken wing. It's not very easy to find them these days.
So far I've been very, very fortunate because it appears that people like to hear the music I like to play. What more fortunate position can a musician be in?
This week, I'm a gypsy. Maybe next week it'll be glitter rock.
When I went over to the States to promote Outrider, everyone was telling me I was a blues guitarist. I'm not a bloody blues guitarist. I'm a guitarist.
I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that's a strong character, the stronger the person is.
Domesticity and all that isn't really for me.
Every record is a portrait of the band at that time.
My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence.
If you're working at the factory and you're cursing every day that you get up, at all costs get out of it. You'll just make yourself ill.
I'm not a guitarist as far as a technician goes, I just pick it up and play it. Technique doesn't come into it.
I really don't like showing people how I play things; it's a little embarrassing because it always looks so simple to me.
I love playing. If it was down to just that, it would be utopia.
The way I see it, rock & roll is folk music. Street music. It isn't taught in school. It has to be picked up.
My guitar style was developed during that 10-year period. That's me. That's the way I play, and I don't wish to play any other way. Our own individual identities are firmly stamped on this album.
I know where I'm going musically. I can see my pattern and I'm going much slower than I thought I'd be going.
I don't know whether I'll reach 40. I don't know whether I'll reach 35. I can't be sure about that. I am bloody serious. I am very, very serious. I didn't think I'd make 30.
I'm not afraid of death. That is the greatest mystery of all. That'll be it, that one. But it is all a race against time.
I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz.
From the classical guitar right through to the furthest electrical experiments and everything in-between, it's amazing what the guitar can actually do. I mean, when one thinks about sounds.
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.
I really wasn't needed... Just straightening up riffs, that's all. Just two guitarists doing it instead of one.
I bet you can't play slide piano.
I've never regretted anything I've ever done.
I deal in emotions. It's the harmonic side that's important. That's the side I expected to be much further along on than I am now. That just means to say that I've got to keep at it.
I'm not interested in turning anybody on to anybody that I'm turned on to... if people want to find things, they find them themselves.
There's music that can affect people in their lives, and they will always relate to the point that they heard it and experienced it, either if you're playing it or you're receptive, as an audience.
I guess the solo from 'Achilles Last Stand' is in the same tradition as the solo from 'Stairway to Heaven'...it is on that level to me.