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The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun. ...
by Elliott Smith

The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.
- Elliott Smith

It touches on drug use.
I got caught up in that for almost two years.
- Elliott Smith

My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search.
When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
- Elliott Smith

There are lots of things I like about playing in a band,
the things I can't do by myself you know.
- Elliott Smith

 

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi.
It's an experience.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.
- Elliott Smith

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I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things.
- Elliott Smith

I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something.
- Elliott Smith

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
- Elliott Smith

I don't really like New York better than Portland.
It's just a different place.
- Elliott Smith

I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me
expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do.
- Elliott Smith

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
- Elliott Smith

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review
your record in two sentences and put you in this little
stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
point and then drop the ball or the bomb,
like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.
- Elliott Smith

Well, I try not to think about the general public since
I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does.
- Elliott Smith

It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.
- Elliott Smith

Because God only knows why people like what they like
and don't like something else.
- Elliott Smith

I can't think of anything off the top of my head that
seems more important than something designed to raise
money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying.
- Elliott Smith

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that
one because there was this clause about leaving members.
- Elliott Smith

I wondered if I would talk about drug use.
But I guess, why hide it?
- Elliott Smith

I didn't have a hard time making it,
I had a hard time letting it go.
- Elliott Smith

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.
- Elliott Smith

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do
which is make an interesting record.
- Elliott Smith

There's always that argument to make -
that you're in better company historically if people
don't understand what you're doing.
- Elliott Smith

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now,
they don't have any meaning.
- Elliott Smith

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed,
sensitive guy.
- Elliott Smith

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other -
I don't think one is better -
but for this record I wanted to see what I could do
in a real studio with real producers.
- Elliott Smith

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

All we are is dust in the wind.
- the band Kansas

I played the tuba in high school.
I wanted to be a member of the marching band.
I thought, what can I play that has the most effect?
What can I play to get people to laugh?
- Patti LuPone

I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord
straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty
music and three minute good songs.
- Joan Jett

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

The weapons were conceived and created by a small band
of physicists and chemists;
they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human
society and the natural environment.
- Barry Commoner

We're not a political band.
We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think.
We just want to tell them to think.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band,
we were called Feeble.
We were just playing locally.
- Travis Barker

Because usually in the past when I was in a big band,
that was all I did.
- Kathy Valentine

We're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world.
- Noel Gallagher

We used to really feel like the band was our family.
- Chris Frantz

If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records,
and put it up next to my solo record,
there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs.
- James Iha

Because when we are right there is not a band in the world that can touch us!
- Don Ellis

I was in a band called Hooker for a while.
- Travis Barker

My high-school dream was to be in a band,
pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years.
So I'm completely content.
- Evan Dando

I thought I'd do something nice for the band...
I'll hang myself.
- Jason Newsted

While I was into many different types of music,
and played with many different local groups,
I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire
Straits was formed in 1977.
- Mark Knopfler

I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band.
- Ruben Blades

You don't want the biggest record deal as far as money goes,
you just want to make sure that the people at the label
really support your band and the music and stuff.
- Adam Rich

I like that band Get Hustle.
They're cool live.
I haven't heard their records, though.
- Stephen Malkmus

I was in a band when I was 15.
We were a glam band.
Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup.
At the time that was the thing.
- Layne Staley

Almost every band has somebody who's the main songwriter and who has a vision,
a very clear idea of how a song should be.
- Stephen Malkmus

During the last regular session and the most recent special session,
measures that I see as little more than Band-Aids were
applied to three health programs in the state.
- Jane D. Hull

We were a country band with a social conscience.
- Kinky Friedman

Whatever our personal differences are,
there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band.
- Alex Van Halen

The Band is sounding real good.
We've been doing some dates together and they've been going well.
- Rick Danko

Paul Butterfield and I had a band together at one point.
- Rick Danko

Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon.
The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'.
- Steve Brown

Each member of the band has varied influences,
and the same diversity is reflected in our fanbase.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band.
It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric,
really.
It's that question of trying to be immortal.
- Malcolm Mclaren

Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band.
We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band
that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody.
- Adam Rich

The chances of a reunion now are less likely.
I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band,
but now they are really another band,
so it's all a bit weird.
- Alvin Lee

I love horns, and the bigger the band,
the better it sounds to my ear.
- Levon Helm

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread,
Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton

I have such a great band.
We had played all this material on the road.
I just wanted to let it fly.
- Lucinda Williams

The best thing about the E Street Band was we had the best lead singer around.
- Max Weinberg

I'd like to tour, but again, to tour my music now would take a bigger band.
- Kip Winger

As good as I am, I'm nothing without my band.
- Steven Tyler

We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then,
when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.
- Noel Redding

I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck.
I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who,
you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
- Gene Simmons

One of the things I've always personally tried to stress
with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect
and to be consistent with it -
like,
not to change.
- Peter Steele


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