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Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage,
by Warren Zevon

Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage,
and the presentation stage in the studio,
too.
- Warren Zevon

And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive
figure to me was Merle Haggard.
- Warren Zevon

My father was a boxer, though.
So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini,
I think.
- Warren Zevon

Dylan can do no wrong.
- Warren Zevon

 

My memory is not even what most people's is,
much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.
- Warren Zevon

Everywhere I go, I have my little Steinberger,
and I like it very well.
- Warren Zevon

I missed jazz, kind of.
And by the time I came to it in life,
it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
- Warren Zevon

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So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had,
about three years total of piano lessons,
off and on.
- Warren Zevon

My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album,
with drums.
- Warren Zevon

I wish I sang better.
- Warren Zevon

That's my only active wish.
I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a
lot more agreeable business.
- Warren Zevon

I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
- Warren Zevon

Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects,
and touring projects, for the past decade.
- Warren Zevon

The primary one being, like I said, I don't like rock 'n' roll piano.
- Warren Zevon

I remember certain lines and whose they are.
- Warren Zevon

You had to go to a different part of town from where
I was to get Muddy Waters singles.
I had him on singles.
- Warren Zevon

Glenn Gould was my hero.
Glenn Gould was my idol.
I loved him.
- Warren Zevon

I'll sleep when I'm dead.
- Warren Zevon

Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s
I got interested in folk music.
- Warren Zevon

It took me 10 years to realize that I don't know 'em,
10 years to realize that it's possible to learn them,
then another 10 years to learn how to do things.
- Warren Zevon

Dylan doesn't have to make Blonde On Blonde every time.
- Warren Zevon

Piano is like drudgery.
- Warren Zevon

Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano.
I find it a little grating.
- Warren Zevon

But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances
often better than the originals.
- Warren Zevon

But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.
- Warren Zevon

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment
of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly.
But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music,
obviously.
- Warren Zevon

Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
- Warren Zevon

I don't like piano solos.
- Warren Zevon

I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.
- Warren Zevon

Well, I was interested in playing the piano from as early as I can remember.
- Warren Zevon

I'm not a big jazz fan.
- Warren Zevon

I have no guitar technique.
- Warren Zevon

Enjoy every sandwich.
- Warren Zevon

I had a good guitar, and I was a young,
young kid.
- Warren Zevon

I loved Hendrix.
I mean, really, really loved him.
As if he were one of the great classical composers.
And he was.
That's how I saw him.
- Warren Zevon

You can't make up anything anymore.
The world itself is a satire.
All you're doing is recording it.
- Art Buchwald

I got out of high school, bought a recording studio
and started operating it as an engineer and a producer.
- T-Bone Burnett

The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss.
You don't have a director telling you how to do it.
- Jim Dale

My first recording, a guy came down to Philadelphia
and heard me play and he introduced me to Alfred Lion.
- Jimmy Smith

In the account book of the Great War the page recording
the Russian losses has been ripped out.
The figures are unknown.
Five millions, or eight? We ourselves know not.
- Paul von Hindenburg

This is an album of songs that I've always loved,
tunes that I heard.
For the first time in 53 years of recording,
I really had control over an entire album,
start to finish.
- Etta James

I'm surprised that I actually pulled off the recording,
getting all those people at the same time.
- Link Wray

We knew we did not want to record at Impulse Studios again,
after the experience of recording in a 'real' studio
in London for the Radio One session we did.
- John Gallagher

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero,
probably whoever played percussion on that,
will never have It played better than that.
- Buddy Rich

I probably had the most fun recording For Richer For Poorer in Nashville.
- Mark Edwards

Well, I'm a tape-recording nut.
I like to play my tapes.
- Tony Randall

I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in
having good people around me and it turned out to be
a pretty good recording in my opinion.
- Ronnie Montrose

The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying
such incredible success in the pop field.
- Gerry Mulligan

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

In addition, I'm finishing a track for the movie 'Waking Up In Reno',
but there are numerous other singers I look forward
to recording with in the near future.
- Dwight Yoakam

I'm recording another demo for another batch of record
labels that we'll shop it around to.
- Ahmed Best

Today's recording techniques would have been regarded
as science fiction forty years ago.
- Tony Visconti

We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and
the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded
at a radio station on the stairway,
and we did a record and it got put out.
- Tommy Chong

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies,
after I had a string of hits and successes,
as a performer and a recording artist,
that I wasn't saying anything.
- Boz Scaggs

Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals.
There are some people that are great singers live,
horrible in the studio.
- Frank Stallone

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

I'm very attached to Paris because I have a base there
and am also recording there,
but New York is home to me when I'm in the U.S.,
because it's nice to have a bed to go back to.
- Keren Ann

Then I loved the fact that we were actually recording live.
- Chuck Mangione

I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs.
- Joanna Newsom

When we were making Speaking in Tongues and Remain in Light,
we were jamming.
From that we were taking the best bits and then recording
and improvising on top of those.
- Tina Weymouth

I have been recording for five decades now.
- Chuck Mangione

A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion
come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove.
If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
- Chuck Mangione

It was suggested that I take a recording test.
I passed, was liked and, well, you know the rest of the story.
- Johnny Kidd

I believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

Robert Fripp and I will be recording another LP very soon.
It should be even more monotonous than the first one!
- Brian Eno

I had to go into a studio and compose and write and
press up 12 songs in 14 hours.
When you're recording a song from scratch it takes
you 14 hours to do just one song.
- Grandmaster Flash

Normally, you go into the recording studio,
make a record and then take it on the road and you think...
wow...
I could have done THIS to it, or something.
- Brian Setzer

More live recording.
I have missed the boat over my career by not doing
every second or third CD live because things happen
onstage that don't happen in the studio.
- Al Jarreau

I don't like recording studios - except my own,
which is just a little room above the garage.
- Keith Jarrett

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

Each one of us had a little story to tell and each
recording was based on that.
Lou played all of the music but we both sort of kicked
around some cords during the writing phase.
- Phil Harris


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