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Steve Cropper Quotes and Sayings

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Most studios in Memphis had a house set of drums;
the drummers just brought their own sticks.
- Steve Cropper

Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing.
The response was amazing.
People went nuts.
- Steve Cropper

My favorite moment of the whole thing was when John
Belushi suggested that I get a hold of all the blues
records I could so I could research the music.
- Steve Cropper

Garry Trudeau put me in the Doonesbury strip many years ago.
So I've been a cartoon once.
- Steve Cropper

 

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

My ears won't fool me.
Even when I do a session on digital,
we still warm it up somewhere in the process,
in mastering or mixing, running the signal through some tubes somewhere.
- Steve Cropper

I could have gone on to be an engineer full time,
except that there was more demand for my playing.
But the love of working the board never leaves you.
- Steve Cropper

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I lived in a hotel across the street from Disneyland for a month.
- Steve Cropper

Memphis is in a very lucky position on the map.
Everything just gravitated to Memphis for years.
- Steve Cropper

In the contract days, the big studios groomed us to
play particular roles and we would stay with the image
they gave us and insisted on.
- Robert Wagner

Nowadays, I really like playing in studios.
- Derek Bailey

You can't do psychological thrillers.
There's no audience.
I've heard this.
I've heard this from studios.
- Eriq La Salle

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star.
I've never really been marketed by the big studios
to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern

The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind,
just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams.
- Suzanne Fields

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

I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking
the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios.
I really don't like that part.
I'm much more interested in the material.
- Meg Ryan

I know the history of the record business so well because
I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios.
It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
- Tony Bennett

The studios knew how to build a star,
and they knew what to do with you.
They also taught you everything.
- Claire Trevor

Hood films now are made by studios and have nothing
to do with the reality they supposedly represent.
- Mathieu Kassovitz

The Hollywood structure was monopolistic,
run by four or five big studios.
- Gene Tierney

Television studios bet the farm on reality shows,
where they didn't need any actors and movie studios
had no plans for any quality movies that required the presence of me.
- Alfre Woodard

Things have changed a great deal since the days of Mr. Mayer.
The studios no longer control, as they did in those days,
artists or directors or producers, as the case may be.
- Lew Wasserman

Relatives cannot help you in the studios,"
she says.
"You stand or fall by your own efforts.
- Glynis Johns

I don't really have studios.
I wander around around people's attics,
out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.
- Andrew Wyeth

I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City.
And I was literally holding a shirt when they came
in and told me I'd got the part!
It just shows dreams do come true.
- Derek Luke

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it,
if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous,
for studios to take on deficits.
- Dick Wolf

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios.
But with every advance by our coalition forces,
the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
- Dick Cheney

I get the music, I get the beats.
And I go to the studios and write the lyrics.
- Obie Trice

Because I don't give the studios advanced quotes or
an advanced look at my reviews.
I think the readers deserve to read my reviews before the studios do.
- Roger Ebert

And for me the only way to live life is to grab the
bull by the horns and call up recording studios and
set dates to go in recording studios.
To try and accomplish something.
- John Frusciante

Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
- Kevin Spacey

Studios are passe for me.
I'd rather play in a garage, in a truck,
or a rehearsal hall, a club, or a basement.
- Neil Young

I think we have to bottom out.
When the studios jump out of the ring,
perhaps the artist can get back in.
- Don Bluth

I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much.
I need the reaction of the audience.
- Gavin Rossdale

After Nashville sushi and a long debate on Bob Dylan,
we went into Woodland Studios at 10 pm that night for a look around,
and jammed for 5 hours solid.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Yet, that's what studios do.
If one thing works, they'll keep doing it till it runs
its course and people aren't interested anymore.
- Boris Kodjoe

Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because
Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
- Kevin Richardson

The studios are very much business.
Maybe it was always that way.
It is really commercial now.
Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring.
- Dianne Wiest

I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently.
- Richard King

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

I am currently talking to one of the studios about
making American Star as a TV series.
- Jackie Collins

In the old days the studios guided your career.
Now it's all up to you.
- Bill Paxton

There are so many venues in which stars are exposed today,
that we just know much more and the studios don't have
the control over stars like they used to,
in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
- Mary Hart

I had no allusions of radio success.
I just loved being in studios.
I was having fun and in that sense I now feel a lot
like I did when I did that record.
- Matthew Sweet

And I maintain good relationships with all the studios
so I've never been bullied into any cut,
frankly.
- Ridley Scott

I think that probably the - I don't give quotes to studios.
They have to get those out of the paper or from television.
So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day.
- Roger Ebert

We were like a stock company at Warners.
We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios.
- Olivia De Havilland

The studios will go wherever they smell money.
It's like sharks to the blood.
- Don Bluth

You knew everybody at all the studios and you saw them often.
- Cesar Romero

I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra,
the house orchestras of the big studios.
- Skitch Henderson

I mean, I've sold all these scripts and nothing's been made.
Studios have closed, stars have died.
I had a director find Jesus.
And the pictures just don't get made.
- Bruce Vilanch

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

The major studios don't differ very much from one another
as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure.
- Douglas Wood

When the major studios flourished many years ago,
an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft.
The studios really took care of their actors.
- James MacArthur

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

We were at Pye Studios for half an hour so we set the
gear up and we did two tracks.
A month later we found out it was selling thirty thousand copies a day.
- Georgie Fame

From that time on, I always had the studios on my neck.
- Karen Morley

The studios have been taken over by marketing people and accountants.
- Joe Eszterhas

OSHA had come in and looked at the channel 5 studios
and it sort of had something to do with wrestling,
but they found that there were some safety concerns
that had to be addressed.
- Jerry Lawler

We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if
we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics,
we never would have made more than one movie.
- Ismail Merchant

To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood.
The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted
to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay
as close as they could to what the book was.
- Nicholas Sparks

I really think the mind of someone who hasn't been
welded into place by their work or studios or actors
or this whole society is a wonderful mind to work with,
so I'd like to do a big picture with an unknown director.
- Joan Severance

Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat.
They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished
product and say oh yeah we want that.
This is a great film but they are hesitant to take
the risk when you just see it on paper.
- Nia Long

I think independent movies are actually very challenging right now,
because it was this huge scene and it was great for a few years.
Then, it was totally co-opted by the studios.
Now, it's become very corporate, the independent scene.
- Bob Odenkirk

It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema,
not just business.
John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and
did movies with his own money.
You're either courageous or not.
You have to find a way.
- Ben Gazzara

There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios,
but this is mostly for the special effects it allows,
not for sound quality.
These special effects soon fall out of fashion,
and I don't think this trend will define studios permanently.
- Steve Albini

I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios -
the wooden floors,
the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights,
the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had.
- Suzanne Vega

I know that if I went to other studios,
like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true,
so it's just a different flavour, it's a different sound,
but I think both have their place.
- Billy Sherwood

Well, I actually first got into music as a small child,
and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music,
weather that was singing lounge gigs,
backup in studios, or weddings.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for
a long time and now they can do it.
They got animation.
NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two.
Anyway, I find it abhorrent.
- James Coburn

And usually the studios they don't want you to have
credit for your movies because they want to take credit
for the movies because if you get credit for your movies
they've got to pay you more.
- Jerry Bruckheimer


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