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Ritchie Blackmore
April 14, 1945 -
Nationality: English
Category: Musician
Subcategory: English Musician

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


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.


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


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.


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


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


I feel like I own the stage.


I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


I criticize my own work pretty harshly.


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


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


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


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


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