Damn Yankees Quotes
My neighbor had a big hollowbody Hofner, and the strings were about an inch off the neck. I used to look at that; I was fascinated by it, but I said, "Man, this is too painful. Why do people play these things?" It wasn't until I was nine that I picked up a nicer guitar. A friend of my oldest brother Danny left his tenor guitar over at the house. I sat down with it on the front porch, and within like five minutes I'd figured out "Ghost Riders ln The Sky." After that, I thought, "Boy, this is great."
I remember my first moment onstage was at a 4-H contest at the Pratville Junior High School cafeteria auditorium around 1965. I had my first electric, a Silvertone with the amp built into the case, and I won first prize.
I started working steady in nightclubs when I was I3, but before that I was jamming around. I knew a guy who was a bandleader at Troy State University, and his younger brother was a drummer and a saxophonist. The young brother and I would get together and back up singers from the university's glee club, and on weekends sometimes we'd go play with his brother's band. If they couldn't possibly find anyone else, they would hire me. Now I was playing bass: Again, a Silvertone. I was real heavy on Sears Roebuck back then. But I would do bass, guitar, whatever they needed. So, they were the ones who got me into nightclubs playing professionally.
I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.
The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
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