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#1. I started a big band when grunge was popular. I mean, that didn't make much sense. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#2. Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all these big charts and all this crazy music. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#3. ,,, all around it would have to be Eddie Cochran, because it wasn't just music with him; it was his guitar playing, his look, his singing, I'd say that, all things considered, he's probably my favorite "cat" of all time - Author: Brian Setzer
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#4. There's a fine line between pleasure and pain. Love me like a ball and chain. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#5. The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#6. Just because you put super great musicians together, it doesn't mean you're going to have that chemistry as a band. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#7. Elvis is not so difficult as Johnny Cash because his voice is so distinctive. If you try to copy Johnny Cash, it's just going to sound dumb. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#8. Veteran performers are dying off, and new acts simply aren't emerging on the national scene. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#9. Mark Winchester has left the band. He's decided that he's tired of the road and just wants to concentrate on his career in Nashville. I don't blame him at all. He'll certainly be missed. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#10. I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#11. We weren't afraid to mix some crazy styles into the standard rockabilly look. We also took a lot of different musical influences that were part of that era. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#12. My D'Angelico is a jazz archtop guitar. That guitar was made for Glenn Miller's guitar player in 1939. It's a '39 D'Angelico New Yorker. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#13. I love Glen Campbell. He never gets a mention. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#14. I like a good pompadour. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#15. People out there maybe know who Junior Parker is and some of those Sun Records blues guys. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#16. I put a metronome up to all the songs, and I tried to really keep it true to the original tempos. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#17. I got cat class and I got cat style - Author: Brian Setzer
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#18. It's really funny, I think to myself ... I've got my same guitar and amp, it's just a bigger room now! Some things don't change. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#19. Rock & Roll is the physical thing that just comes out of you .. the other stuff you have to sit down and learn .. once you learn scales and chord progressions, you can make up your own versions - Author: Brian Setzer
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#20. Don't be afraid to take liberties with this music. Try and put some of yourself into it. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#21. McCartney! Haven't met him and haven't played with him. I would LOVE to. He needs to make a kick-ass rockabilly record. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#22. I didn't want to take the guitar solos down note-for-note, but more or less use them as a map, and keep all the hooks from the guitar playing, and let myself come through. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#23. As a genre, rockabilly's post-Elvis profile has seldom been lower in the United States. Many labels that produced fresh bass-slappin' sides during the '90's are now out of business. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#24. Elvis Presleys' first album had more energy and more enthusiam than any other album at the time - when it was released it just blew everything else out. It changed the whole landscape of music - Author: Brian Setzer
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#25. It's not about how loud you turn the amp up. That's not what makes it sound big. What makes it sound big is fooling around with different delays and reverb settings. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#26. I wanted to go back to Sun. Unfortunately, most of the gear is gone from Sun. The way I take it now, it's almost like a tourist destination. So, it would have been pretty difficult to have brought all the gear into Sun to make it like it was in the '50's. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#27. To me, rockabilly music paralleled punk's energy and feeling, but the players were much better. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#28. A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal, and they won't touch it. But I don't think that's the reason they did that. I think they played that stuff out of pure joy. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#29. To keep creating something with this type of music, you have to take it out of the box. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#30. The jazz chord substitutions in a country song ... that was another thing that bent people's ears. I guess that my favorites are the unique ones. It's not how fast you play. It's that unique blending of different stuff I'm most proud of. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#31. With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#32. Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#33. I don't think there is a musician today that hasn't been affected by Elvis' music. His definitive years - 1954-57 - can only be described as rock's cornerstone. He was the original cool. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#34. I basically sat down for a month, with all the Sun stuff I could find and just picked out my favorites. I didn't think that they were indicative of '54 to '57, although I tried to stay within that period. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#35. You had to pick something like Blue Suede Shoes because it's the flagship of the Sun label, but then I wanted to dig down and find something like Rakin' and Scrapin'. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#36. Robert Plant is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, never mind rock star. He's so down to earth. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#37. I'm not God's gift to rockabilly. There's great players out there, and some of them deserve a lot more than they've gotten. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#38. I always thought when I hit 50 years old that'd be it for the travel. I don't have to tell you - you wait at an airport, your flight's delayed, get on a 14-hour flight, get off, get stuck in traffic, you get to the hotel and the room service is closed. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#39. The biggest challenge for me was Get Rhythm. I don't know why. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#40. I mean, what 16-year-old is going to listen to Doc Watson? - Author: Brian Setzer
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#41. 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. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#42. If you listen to everybody's opinions, I mean, I always say I'd be digging a ditch on the side of the road now if I had listened to what everybody told me what to do. You know, you have to follow your heart, you have to. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#43. I thought it would be cool to take flat-picking and put it in overdrive. I thought it would bend the ear. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#44. It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes. I know everyone has heard it 10 million times, and that makes it even harder to play it, but there's a very laid back tempo on that. I was surprised at how slow it really was. - Author: Brian Setzer
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#45. For every rockabilly festival staged here, there are 10 held overseas. - Author: Brian Setzer
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