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It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.

It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.

I was 12 in '55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me. ---->>>

I really feel fortunate to have been around then because there have been good and bad years in rock but the best years were '55 to early '61. I got to see Buddy Holly and everybody else. ---->>>

I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting. ---->>>

After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz. ---->>>

By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards, I'm a virtuoso. ---->>>

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71. ---->>>

Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics. ---->>>

I saw Suicide in '74 and it was pretty horrifying. ---->>>

I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell. ---->>>

I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s. It was a quite unpleasant experience. ---->>>

From '69 til '76, I never played in public. I would play by myself at home. ---->>>

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis stuff I was listening to. ---->>>

The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with. ---->>>

By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job. ---->>>

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands. ---->>>

Even by the time I was four or five, I had Gene Autry records. ---->>>

I never really followed grunge. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-30, 1942
Birthplace:
Die: 05-31, 2004
Occupation: Musician
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Robert Wolfe Quine (December 30, 1942 – May 31, 2004) was an American guitarist, known for his innovative guitar solos. A native of Akron, Ohio, Quine worked with a wide range of musicians, though he himself remained relatively unknown in comparison. Critic Mark Demming writes "Quine's eclectic style embraced influences from jazz, rock, and blues players of all stripes, and his thoughtful technique and uncompromising approach led to rewarding collaborations with a number of visionary musicians (wikipedia)