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The Band is sounding real good.
by Rick Danko

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

After convincing myself that was maybe you should at
least help out your neighborhood,
I really started to think about it later on in life.
- Rick Danko

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream
of there being a pie cut up and shared.
Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there
is always one bad apple in every barrel.
- Rick Danko

 

I started working with Bob in 1965.
We did go through a lot of changes from 65 to 74,
a lot of changes.
By 1974, everything had straightened itself out.
- Rick Danko

Also a portion of my sales go directly to Greenpeace.
- Rick Danko

I'm here in the mountains, in the foothills of the Catskills.
- Rick Danko

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I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be.
It's not that way for most folks, but I'd be lost without it.
- Rick Danko

I am using soybean based ink, which is recyclable.
- Rick Danko

When CD technology first came out, it was just so much waste.
- Rick Danko

My first payback to society in life,
was The Dolphin Project.
- Rick Danko

The Band was always famous for its retirements;
we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together,
and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again.
- Rick Danko

When I was a kid a growing up in Ontario,
Canada, Lake Erie was so polluted, I never thought it would ever,
EVER be turned around where they could start cleaning it out in my lifetime!
- Rick Danko

When I used to play nightclubs, you had to play Top
40 or favorite oldies that maybe people could relate to.
- Rick Danko

I like a lot of bass players.
I like a lot of tuba players too.
- Rick Danko

When I was younger, I had big visions of changing the world.
- Rick Danko

You have to remember the band played from 1960 to 1965,
every night.
You get into a rut playing nightclubs every night,
and you didn't want to run it into the ground.
- Rick Danko

You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it.
You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing.
That's kind of sad.
- Rick Danko

Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they
first started out with the boats in the waters,
and the guys in the boats between the whales and the
boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.
- Rick Danko

Getting older, I realize I've had a very fortunate life.
I've had a budget that's allowed me to do just about
any silly little thing the mind could conjure up,
and I'm still alive and here.
- Rick Danko

The pressures, I don't really like to think about the pressures,
I like to solve them, you know what I mean.
I could sit here and complain about pressures but nobody
wants to hear about pressures.
- Rick Danko

By doing something positive in this world,
you're helping people and the future.
We're all trying to help the world...
make it a better place to live.
We're actually still changing the world,
aren't we?
- Rick Danko

I grew up not far from where Motown was founded,
maybe 300 miles from Detroit and I've always liked -
I used to like the way they made records.
I still do, I just haven't had a chance to hear as much.
They used to entertain me.
- Rick Danko

Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five,
six years old.
I had an uncle who was a country and western singer
and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years
old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.
- Rick Danko

I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown,
Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New
Year's Eve and the following spring I booked myself
to be his opening act on maybe five shows,
and he hired me after the first night.
- Rick Danko

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've got an article where my mum says that I used to
run home from school to watch the Stones on TV.
Right from when I was at college I wanted to be in that band.
- Ron Wood

As I said to Ringo, I was in a successful Rock N Roll band.
He was in a band that changed the world.
That's the difference.
- Greg Lake

The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster.
The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs.
- Neil Schon

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

Our studio is kind of built into our home,
so it's a place you can ramble, and we can do a pretty good recording here.
The band is really comfortable her.
- Chris Frantz

This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1,
a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got
to play a Goth rock band singer.
- Charisma Carpenter

I played trombone for 10 minutes, and then I was in
an accordion band in school for even less.
- Colm Meaney

I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and
any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen,
I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up.
- Jim Capaldi

But if you want to be in a band and write music,
then you should just be in a band and write music.
- Adam Jones

We're a pop art band.
Not a pop band.
- Chris Stein

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

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

I joined a band to hit things.
- Larry Mullen

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.
- Ritchie Blackmore

It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting,
my singing and the band that I have.
- Mick Taylor

It's really exciting and kind of special,
especially having our own band.
It's just completely different.
- Nicole Appleton

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.
- Buddy Rich

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence,
you know?
- Adam Rich

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

It's been such a group effort.
When you're a new band and you have limited resources,
you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do,
and that's great.
- Balthazar Getty

There'll be no oiling up with this band.
The oil has been there for years and it only gets better.
- Clarence Clemons

I think we are looked upon as a veteran band.
- Lou Gramm

I have a few personal ambitions for the band.
- John Deacon

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

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 was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to
join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
- Travis Barker

It was mind-blowing.
It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets.
It's great to have your band back and working and playing again,
people have been so generous.
- Andy Taylor

If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas,
ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones,
where these 2 people do all the things,
there is no freedom.
- Bill Wyman

I think that the climate within the band has changed,
it's now in a more functional situation.
- Billy Sherwood

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 biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band.
We think our music is a cross-section of many genres;
a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.
- Brad Delson

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

I refuse to dance.
And I can't dance anyway.
I'm not in a band for that.
- Liam Gallagher

Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill -
spending billions of dollars to build more prisons,
to place more band-aids on society's scars.
- Carrie P. Meek

I used to play the piano in the band,
and so there's some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards.
- Caroline Corr

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore
because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his,
like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
- Sid Vicious

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

Also, we're all actually different blood types and
we have one represented by each guy in the band.
- Anthony Kiedis

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 band I've played with for 10 or 12 years now,
we've been all over, but we mostly play in LA.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Our fans make the band.
What they give we give right back.
They're an integral part of us.
They ARE us.
- Jonathan Davis

We were perceived as a post-grunge band.
- Daniel Johns


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