John Fogerty Quotes.
Playing guitar is a never-finished journey.
Let the people know my wisdom, fill the land with smoke
When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.
I’m now comfortable playing a lot of the old songs, and I’ve gotten out a lot of the old equipment.
With the Michael Moore movie, certain conservative talk show hosts call him un-American. Him and anybody else who says anything about the war… To question your country’s policy, especially in a war that kills people, is definitely not un-American. It’s probably the most patriotic thing you can do.
I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you.
All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River…And singers like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river.
Washburn’s an old American name, but this one was assembled overseas.
Usually I just let my songs do the talking. As a matter of fact I have long had an aversion to celebrities endorsing politics, and in some cases even other causes. I wonder about their motives. And I have to admit when celebrities get involved in political campaigns I tend to get a little bit sarcastic about it.
I’m like a twenty-two-year-old kid in a new band trying to get noticed and break through, because the vast majority of people have never seen me play live.
You should play with real musicians; the best music comes from real people interacting with each other.
On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians.
I stuck with that size because I could bend the strings so well, and somewhere along the line I must have gotten it into my mind that I had small hands, so I was thinking I’d never be able to play a full-scale guitar, but I also felt like I was cheating or cutting corners.
The ones I have got great necks; of course, all of the Fenders from that era are incredible.
I think at times the very strong feelings I have about my country coincide with my musical ability, and I’m able to actually turn it into music, a song or even hopefully a memorable song, sometimes. You may find it surprising, but I’m a very intense, proud American. I love being an American.
I ain’t got no time for a Caribbean cruise, just give me a song and a beer.
You got to hidey-hide, you got to jump and run again. You got to hide-hidey-hide, the old man is down the road.
I loved Western Swing and Hank Williams’ music, and I now know that it’s a 6th tuning that gives you all of those classic licks.
Now that I’m older, I like almost anything that’s done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine.
Mr. Greed, why do you have to own everything that you see?
And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool.
There’s a bad moon on the rise.