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Elliott Smith Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elliott Smith

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The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't know how many people knew who Ferdinand was.
- Elliott Smith

If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed,
sensitive guy.
- Elliott Smith

It's a lot easier to tell the truth usually.
- Elliott Smith

 

I wondered if I would talk about drug use.
But I guess, why hide it?
- Elliott Smith

There's always that argument to make -
that you're in better company historically if people
don't understand what you're doing.
- Elliott Smith

I don't think that Dreamworks would have signed me
expecting to really mess around with whatever it is I do.
- Elliott Smith

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But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

And I'm not trying to write heavy songs.
- Elliott Smith

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.
- Elliott Smith

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi.
It's an experience.
- Elliott Smith

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
point and then drop the ball or the bomb,
like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't have a hard time making it,
I had a hard time letting it go.
- Elliott Smith

There are lots of things I like about playing in a band,
the things I can't do by myself you know.
- Elliott Smith

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now,
they don't have any meaning.
- Elliott Smith

It touches on drug use.
I got caught up in that for almost two years.
- Elliott Smith

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do
which is make an interesting record.
- Elliott Smith

Because God only knows why people like what they like
and don't like something else.
- Elliott Smith

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review
your record in two sentences and put you in this little
stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other -
I don't think one is better -
but for this record I wanted to see what I could do
in a real studio with real producers.
- Elliott Smith

I can't think of anything off the top of my head that
seems more important than something designed to raise
money to keep something going that keeps IV drug users from dying.
- Elliott Smith

I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something.
- Elliott Smith

I didn't think I was gonna be playing on the Oscars or anything.
- Elliott Smith

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
- Elliott Smith

I was coming off of a lot of psyche meds and other things.
- Elliott Smith

I watched myself put my paw in the bear trap on that
one because there was this clause about leaving members.
- Elliott Smith

Well, I try not to think about the general public since
I have no idea what the general public is and I don't think anybody does.
- Elliott Smith

I don't really like New York better than Portland.
It's just a different place.
- Elliott Smith

My girlfriend at the time convinced me to send these songs to Cavity Search.
When they wanted to put out my record I was totally shocked.
- Elliott Smith

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

All we are is dust in the wind.
- the band Kansas

I would've loved to have been in a band,
but sadly I just wasn't good enough.
- Tony Blair

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job,
any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band,
that's...
an opportunity to develop.
- Buddy Rich

In S Club I played a role in a band,
but now I can go off and be me -
My horizon's wide open now.
It's scary and it's daunting, but it's an absolute thrill.
I feel brand new!
- Rachel Stevens

Hopefully, as a band, it will grow and develop for a good length of time.
- Trevor Dunn

That's probably half the reason I wanted to be in a band -
I wanted to see the world.
- Jeff Ament

It is not very practical in today's world when you
tour all over the place having a big band.
- Andy Summers

Each member of the band has varied influences,
and the same diversity is reflected in our fanbase.
- Daisy Berkowitz

I was in a band called the valentines and they broke up last week.
- Bon Scott

Live are a really good band.
I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love.
Even Oasis.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I'd love to do my own music for sure.
I'd love to have a band.
- Selena Gomez

I have no skanky guys in my band nor on my bus.
If they are they get the boot real quick.
- Lita Ford

My approach is to be part of a band that makes music,
not hit songs.
- Adam Jones

They gave it to us for about five bucks a week,
and we just went there to live.
Probably the first band that ever did that back then
and it became the famous cottage.
- Jim Capaldi

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet,
they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
- Adam Jones

When you're in a band that's so big when you're young,
you kind of lose your identity a little bit.
You just become part of the band.
I just needed to get away from it.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

The Band is sounding real good.
We've been doing some dates together and they've been going well.
- Rick Danko

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

To me, I'm for a band whose forefront is the music.
- Phil Anselmo

We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band.
- Ed O'Brien

Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band.
It's very bizarre.
It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually.
- Rick Wakeman

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder
to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band.
When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
- Anthony Kiedis

My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.
- Sebastian Bach

I think that the climate within the band has changed,
it's now in a more functional situation.
- Billy Sherwood

We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.
- Amy Lee

I hope to find the perfect band as well,
I really do, and I'm working very hard to find that band.
- Vinnie Vincent

There's always some promoter having an '80s night,
saying, We'll supply the band.
All you can drink.
- Nik Kershaw

The best thing about this band is I'm the leader!
- Keith Emerson

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to
do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band
or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.
- Al Jarreau

We are different people - you get a different take
on the band whoever you speak to.
Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering
process and out comes the Radiohead thing.
- Ed O'Brien

I have a really good band, and just returned from a
short tour in California.
It hasn't always gone that well.
- Mick Taylor

I played the tuba in high school.
I wanted to be a member of the marching band.
I thought, what can I play that has the most effect?
What can I play to get people to laugh?
- Patti LuPone

I would like not only to have a successful band,
but I want to have children, a home,
and a husband.
Two or three.
Children, not husbands!!!
- Caroline Corr

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or
other band members or a camera.
I can just sit in a room and write songs.
- Rick Springfield

Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band.
The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers,
but next to that just the fact that we're normal.
- Tom Araya

We're a pop art band.
Not a pop band.
- Chris Stein

If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be the Beatles.
That would have been a lot of fun.
- Jason Behr

I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back,
so we mix well.
- Shirley Manson

I grew up mostly with classical, big band,
and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening
to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
- Moira Kelly


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