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Nick Lowe Quotes and Sayings

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Elvis Costello had a brand new bag.
He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
- Nick Lowe

I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have
some sort of experience to sing about.
When you're young, it's hard to sing the blues.
Nobody believes you.
- Nick Lowe

In the '70s, you had to come up with an album every
year whether you were ready or not.
- Nick Lowe

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first
time when I'd been in America and not been seen as
some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
- Nick Lowe

 

I'm playing to the sort of people who like the same records.
- Nick Lowe

When punk rock came along, the one thing you were not
supposed to be was musical.
- Nick Lowe

If a hit came along, I wouldn't be unhappy about that.
But I'm a bit too old for that now-doing videos and
all those types of TV shows.
I've kind of done all that, in the '70s.
- Nick Lowe

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The world is full of musicians who can play great,
and you wouldn't cross the road to see them.
It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
- Nick Lowe

These days, rock 'n' roll is much more about rock than about roll.
I don't do rock.
But I'm interested in that roll part,
because that's the funny little bit that makes it hip.
- Nick Lowe

They tell me I produced songs.
I just stood in the back, wore a good suit and said,
Yeah, that's happening.
- Nick Lowe

If anyone comes along, I'm more than happy to welcome them,
but I'm not interested in world domination.
- Nick Lowe

As long as my body holds out, I'll be grooving when I'm 70,
and not some sort of horrible spectacle.
- Nick Lowe

The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.
- Nick Lowe

When somebody like Elvis Costello comes along,
anybody can make a good record with him.
- Nick Lowe

Be a military flier or be in a band;
those were the two hippest things I could imagine.
- Nick Lowe

I like being a big fish in a small pond.
I'm not interested in a huge audience because it brings headaches.
- Nick Lowe

I work very hard on getting the songs as direct and
examined as I can before I go in the studio.
- Nick Lowe

You've got to really know your song,
inside and out.
- Nick Lowe

All those years we'd spent learning these chops,
and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night,
and along comes punk.
It has nothing to do with that.
A lot of people went out of business.
- Nick Lowe

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
- Greil Marcus

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music.
When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought,
this is it.
- Paul McCartney

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who
could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks,
cops, and hippies.
- Jimmy Buffett

I was obsessed with Elvis Presley when I was little.
- Gina Gershon

Elected office holds more perks than Elvis' nightstand.
- Dennis Miller

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas,
the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis,
and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
- Mike Huckabee

You have to remember that when I met Elvis,
you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or
even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up.
- Priscilla Presley

Elvis couldn't leave the hotel except under heavy guard.
It was incredible how they went wild over him.
- Minnie Pearl

We chose thirteen because that is the age that Elvis left to go to Memphis.
- Henry Dodge

I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay
attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy.
Elvis never seemed too busy.
- Minnie Pearl

I always thought that Elvis could have been a great actor,
and that he was put in a lot of unimportant movies
when he could have done a lot of great ones.
- Patti Page

When I was a little kid, I was very impressed with Elvis.
- Robin Trower

First time I saw Elvis was at the Lubbock County fairgrounds in Lubbock,
Texas.
He was on the back end of a truck.
There was about 1500 screaming kids.
- Mac Davis

Elvis said, Miss Minnie, do you think it would be out
of order if I go up and speak to General Stewart? I've
always been such a fan of his.
So Elvis went up to speak to the Stewarts.
- Minnie Pearl

People are quite shocked when you remind them that
Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song
that they recorded in their lives,
as far as I know.
- Robert Wyatt

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

I was very keen on people like Elvis,
Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
- Robin Trower

My husband was a pilot.
He flew Elvis when Elvis first started making appearances around the country.
- Minnie Pearl

I have as much chance of becoming Prime Minister as
of being decapitated by a frisbee or of finding Elvis.
- Boris Johnson

Elvis walked over and signed a few autographs over the fence.
They were screaming.
I had never seen this.
- Minnie Pearl

There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to
visit him in Los Angeles.
This was in 1962.
- Priscilla Presley

Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American
artists were my greatest influences.
- Gordon Waller

There was a chance for me to write one song for the
section where Elvis sat in his black leather outfit and sang the old hits.
At eight oclock the next morning I had written Memories.
- Mac Davis

Elvis' disappearing body is like a flashing event horizon
at the edge of the black hole that is America today.
- Arthur Kroker

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

I knew about Elvis.
Of course, everybody knew about him then.
- Minnie Pearl

I was nuts about Elvis, like every girl in America.
- Brenda Lee

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout,
or was he born that way?
- Freddie Mercury

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.
He's the biggest.
He's like an Elvis in this business,
but no,
he's never been the rebel.
- Waylon Jennings

My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances
of finding Elvis on Mars,
or my being reincarnated as an olive.
- Boris Johnson

I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I'll tell ya something.
All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar.
He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph.
- Evel Knievel

My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis,
a lot of different types of music.
- Travis Barker

You can take Elvis.
You can take Marilyn Monroe.
Success and fame will not be the answer if something
inside of you is bothering you,
if things in your mind aren't going right.
- Linda Evans

I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or
Elvis Presley or any of those people.
- George Thorogood

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas.
I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came
backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.
- Norm Crosby

I'm just glad to be feeling better.
I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
- Bob Dylan

Elvis was just like a big old kid.
It was like he never got past 19, I don't think,
in a lotta ways.
- Mac Davis

And if there's any hope for America,
it lies in a revolution,
and if there's any hope for a revolution in America,
it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.
- Phil Ochs

When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
- Wayne Newton

See, heroes never die.
John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead.
Otherwise you don't have a hero.
You can't kill a hero.
That's why I never let him get older.
- Mickey Spillane

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any
artist except Elvis Presley.
- Charley Pride

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

I had Elvis' number in my book and I never called it.
- Mac Davis

Elvis lived here until thirteen and nobody can really take that from us!
- Henry Dodge

I'm sure that Elvis was happy for me.
I think he was the kind of guy that enjoyed other people's success,
especially if he had something to do with it.
- Mac Davis

They say Elvis is dead.
I say, no, you're looking at him.
Elvis isn't dead; he just changed color.
- Dennis Rodman

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The
Beatles and they still are!
- Johnny Ramone

Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30.
Elvis and The Beatles have never done that.
I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean,
no one's ever done that.
- Chubby Checker


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