Ritchie Blackmore - Quotes

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They used to complain at school that I looked out of the window for long periods of time - that sums up my life. I like to look out the window, do nothing, daydream.

They used to complain at school that I looked out of the window for long periods of time - that sums up my life. I like to look out the window, do nothing, daydream.

Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.

Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant.

Simplicity is the key.

Simplicity is the key.

When you're around someone good, your own standards are raised. ---->>>

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius, is to copy. That's the best thing. Just steal. ---->>>

I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain. ---->>>

I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.

I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.

I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band. ---->>>

Playing a Fender is an art itself. They're always going out of tune. ---->>>

I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway. ---->>>

Combing my hair doesn't make me a better musician. ---->>>

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only. ---->>>

The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument. ---->>>

When something is not good, it's bad. Period. ---->>>

Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing. ---->>>

But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder. ---->>>

If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage. ---->>>

I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar.

I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar.

If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts. ---->>>

Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated. ---->>>

I criticize my own work pretty harshly. ---->>>

Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count. ---->>>

When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction. I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible. ---->>>

I think a lot about death more than life, because we're going towards death. ---->>>

In my early days, I never used finger vibrato at all. I originally carved my reputation as one of the 'fast' guitar players. ---->>>

Those record companies don't know what's happening at all.

Those record companies don't know what's happening at all.

I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.

I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.

I never work out my leads. Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous. If someone says, 'That was good; play that again,' I'm not able to do it. ---->>>

I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to. ---->>>

I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes. ---->>>

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline. ---->>>

I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it. ---->>>

I can never remember what I do even in the studio. ---->>>

I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular. ---->>>

I found the blues too limiting, and classical was too disciplined. ---->>>

Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he? ---->>>

What's the point of re-releasing an album? The original sounded good, why change something about it? ---->>>

When you've toured for about 10 years like me, you end up feeling like you're always waiting for somebody or something. The whole day is a drag. ---->>>

I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk. ---->>>

Everything I do is usually totally spontaneous. ---->>>

I don't see myself as such an important guitarist. ---->>>

I was always stuck in a musical no man's land. ---->>>

Hendrix inspired me, but I was still more into Wes Montgomery. I was also into the Allman Brothers around the time of those albums. ---->>>

I can do the old hand vibrato just fine, but I like attacking the strings. ---->>>

I can imagine that Rod Stewart likes giving autographs because he's pure showbusiness. ---->>>

I feel like I own the stage. ---->>>

I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits. ---->>>

Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated. ---->>>

When you're recording, if you're not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 04-14, 1945
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Occupation: Musician

Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the founding members of Deep Purple in 1968, playing jam-style hard-rock music which mixed guitar riffs and organ sounds. During his solo career, he established a heavy metal band called Rainbow which fused baroque music influences and elements of hard rock (wikipedia)