•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    tommy bolin Quotes

    All the different styles I've played have really helped me as a guitarist and helped me develop my own way of playing.
    — Tommy Bolin
    A lot of things just got distorted, like stories about each other. After the tour we never talked. I believe a band should be a band.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: believe  stories 
     
    I'd rather work than not.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: work 
     
    I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive. I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something.
    — Tommy Bolin
    When I first colored my hair, my mother loved it. I got kicked out of school when I was 15, just for my hair.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: school  mother 
     
    I want the new band to work together for a while, and when we're ready we'll invite every major record company to see us.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: work  company 
     
    Lots of times it really doesn't matter what notes you play, but what notes come before and after a run.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: time 
     
    Once I was playing and moving around and I fell right on my back. Just straight on my back. It was the most embarrassing moment of my life.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: moment  right 
     
    The best money I made was panhandling.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: money 
     
    I used to try and take things in leaps and bounds. Now I've realized it's got to be step by step.
    — Tommy Bolin
    I'll play drums a lot at home, and it will help my wrist action.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: action  help 
     
    My family were all musicians. I really wasn't interested in school or anything.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: school 
     
    A lot of times I wish I would have learned to read music, but I'm very impatient.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: time  wishes  music  read 
     
    Right now I feel so inspired, it's hard to believe. I've written about 20 songs in the last two days. I'd gone about four months without writing a thing.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: believe  right  gone  song  writing 
     
    When I got to LA and was with the James Gang, I got the opportunity to write a lot, to play in front of large audiences, make some money.
    — Tommy Bolin
    I learned a lot about lead; you don't have to blow your cookies in the first bar. It is much harder to be simple that to be complicated during solos.
    — Tommy Bolin
    I came in with a completely new perspective. I would write songs and they would pick tunes they felt were in the Purple vein.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: song  write  perspective 
     
    I don't like English bands. They're too structured.
    — Tommy Bolin
    Blues teaches you to develop coherent solos, because the form you're playing over is so basic. You have to develop leads that go someplace.
    — Tommy Bolin
    When you come from the Midwest, you have a more open mind than if you come from the West Coast or the East Coast.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: mind 
     
    You're in direct contact with the music by having the strings under your fingers. It's not mechanical like a piano.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: music 
     
    I can't do anything but play guitar.
    — Tommy Bolin
    My first joint I smoked onstage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I smoked my first joint live.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: live 
     
    If you're not having fun it's not worth doing.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: fun  worth 
     
    I'll hear something in my head, then eventually play it. But it's a subconscious thing. Most of the time I really don't know what I'm playing.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: time 
     
    I used to listen a lot to Rolling Stones records and play along with them when I was first starting. It's a good way to learn, jamming around basic music.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: music  learn 
     
    When I'm with Purple, I'm totally with Purple; when I'm doing my thing, I'm totally doing my own thing.
    — Tommy Bolin
    I started on drums when I was 13 and played them for two years. Then I went to guitar for a year, played keyboards for a year and a half, and went back to guitar.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: year 
     
    I just started off on my own by learning the regular chords then the barre chords. Then I'd lean the notes that would go with them.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: learning 
     
    I have my own style, but it's different for each kind of music. There are certain little characteristic things every player has.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: music 
     
    I can't see. I used to wear glasses off stage. Now I'm thinking of getting a pair of contract lenses.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: thinking 
     
    I blew my voice out and the doctor said, don't even talk for a week.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: doctor 
     
    How do you stop somebody from growing?
    — Tommy Bolin
    For me, practice isn't doing scales but doing things like writing, jamming with other people, or playing gigs.
    — Tommy Bolin
    tags: people  writing 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors