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Drugs, were a symptom - they weren't the cause of anything. ...
by Wayne Kramer

Drugs, were a symptom - they weren't the cause of anything.
- Wayne Kramer

Aesthetically, we were enormously successful.
Economically...
there was no success.
It was all about music of the future and unfortunately
it was a band that didn't have any future.
- Wayne Kramer

I was a little ahead of him but that didn't matter after awhile.
- Wayne Kramer

I hate that expression, 'fusion.' What it means to
me is this movement where nothing ever really fused.
- Wayne Kramer

 

If you put this in the context of Detroit in '64 or '65,
the economy was booming.
Everybody had jobs and there was a whole nightclub
culture where bands could work.
- Wayne Kramer

But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the
rest of my life in a factory was real depressing.
So the idea that I could become a musician opened up
some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer

As time went on, we formed a number of different bands.
We played in rival, neighborhood bands.
We learned more songs and we learned how to play Chuck
Berry music and we learned Ventures songs.
- Wayne Kramer

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When we first met, I was trying to put a band together.
I asked around at school for other guys who wanted to play in a band.
Someone told me about a juvenile delinquent they knew who played bongos.
- Wayne Kramer

Drugs, sex, booze, all the stuff that we wanted to do.
The problem was that we didn't want to learn the top
40 'cause most of the music was awful and we had this
other idea about what we wanted to do.
- Wayne Kramer

We played together for so long and we got to the point
where our styles blended together.
Even today, sometimes I'll hear our records and I'm
not really sure who played what.
And we took a bunch of acid together too.
- Wayne Kramer

You get on the radio by writing your own songs.
But we had the dilemma of not being able to play anywhere
because we weren't able to play anything that anyone wanted to hear.
So we learned songs that we thought that we could do without puking.
- Wayne Kramer

When I first started playing in a band,
before the Beatles, working bands played standards
and they saved their rock material til the end of the
night when they were really stretched out.
It could be pretty lame.
- Wayne Kramer

When we first started playing in the early days,
none of us really had any idea about writing our own songs yet.
We were struggling how to learn our instruments and
play songs to be able to perform for people.
- Wayne Kramer

It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy
and he was the second-rate guy.
That was his role and my role was to play the solos.
But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist.
- Wayne Kramer

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
- M. C. Escher

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs as alternatives
to being an interesting person.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Everyone has favorite criminals.
Mine are pimps.
We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs.
Being a pimp is a whole other thing.
- Chris Rock

The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much
better with a word processor.',
I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'
- Roy Blount, Jr.

Many kids turn to selling drugs.
It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money.
- Richard Harris

And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.
- Santiago Durango

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs,
few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Run for office? No.
I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs,
and I've been to too many parties.
- George Clooney

I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos,
the free beers, free drugs, all that.
That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.
- Layne Staley

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.
- Kurt Cobain

Traffic is about drugs.
As detailed a portrait as I can muster about what is
happening in the drug world,
from top to bottom, from policy to how things move on the street.
- Steven Soderbergh

Previously people were treated anonymously particular
on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive.
They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached.
- David Gill

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease,
and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
- William Osler

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs.
They can take a good man, a warm, funny,
loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse.
- Michael Bergin

The perception is that baseball's players' union is
protecting players to use steroids and other illegal
performance-enhancing drugs.
- Jim Bunning

I smoked some pot as a kid, but I just never did drugs.
- Taylor Dayne

I took drugs because we all took drugs.
- Marianne Faithfull

I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself.
- Stuart Appleby

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes -
it's possible to pick one up without getting bit,
but why bother?
- Elizabeth Moon

I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous,
drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large.
- Tim Robbins

Decline III, I funded myself, from the studio money.
That, and I sold a lot of drugs.
Kidding.
Don't print that.
- Penelope Spheeris

As I travel around Idaho and visit with seniors,
I hear almost universal concern about the rising cost of health care,
particularly the cost of prescription drugs.
- Michael K. Simpson

The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a
prairie fire that is spreading across our nation.
- Timothy Pawlenty

Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs
and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment
of serious diseases although many of them were created
with the same technologies.
- Paul Berg

This was a result of a number of factors,
but we do know that the messages kids get about the
harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision
on whether or not to use.
- John Walters

I don't need drugs to make my life tragic.
- Eddie Vedder

Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these,
but with eating disorders you can't abstain from food
so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol.
- Carre Otis

Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know
what celery or courgettes taste like.
- Jamie Oliver

Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs.
Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.
- Mel Carnahan

Drugs are not the way to the light.
They won't lead to a fairy-tale life,
they lead to suffering.
- Layne Staley

I want my audience to know me for my work,
not because of who I'm dating or what drugs I'm on or what club I went to.
- Shia LaBeouf

I don't drink.
I don't do drugs.
- Casper Van Dien

There were a lot of drugs.
We kinda just passed the time that way.
For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on.
- Layne Staley

Every other day there's something - I'm dealing drugs,
I'm starving people.
I have never done a drug in my life.
- Rachel Zoe

By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs.
Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you.
I know it's a bit of a copout.
- Jo Brand

There's no drugs, no Tom in a dress,
no psychiatrists.
- Nicole Kidman

Stay away from drugs.
They're not worth it.
I've tried, but there's none of them that's worth it.
- Randy Newman

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
- Robin Williams

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks.
I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.
- Layne Staley

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

I said, to hell with the whole thing,
to hell with show business.
I'm gonna make a new life for myself,
and I got off drugs, completely kicked all that stuff.
- Tommy Kirk

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence,
or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial
influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
- Thomas Sydenham

Caring for our children and making sure they do not
get addicted to drugs is all of our responsibility.
- Joe Baca

In our society, daily experience teaches the individual
to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
- Christopher Lasch

I still don't know anything about drugs,
or who takes them, or what happens.
- Michael Giles

I was never a rah-rah person.
I never sold drugs or did anything crazy.
- Slick Rick

I'm a junkie.
I like drugs, I like the whole lifestyle,
but it just didn't pay off.
- Gus Van Sant

Just say no to drugs!
- Nancy Reagan

To put someone in jail for using drugs in the privacy
of his hotel room is just barbaric.
- Danny Sugerman

If they took all the drugs, nicotine,
alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days,
they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.
- Dick Gregory

We have people in the band who don't drink or do drugs...
some of us like to go sightseeing.
- Mike Shinoda

It's one of the reasons I don't do drugs.
One sniff and I'd go all the way.
- Patrick Marber

I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room.
Give me drugs.
- Madonna Ciccone


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