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Besides, I'm fairly incompetent. I can't play that fast.
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But on records I just start playing. That's pretty much the way we always do it.
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Fortunately, as we all know, it's impossible for anybody but Jimmy Smith to really sound like Jimmy Smith.
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I don't know about five guys against the world. It's more like five guys against these three chords, and we're gonna wrestle 'em down no matter what it takes.
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I got to play on a couple of records with the Rolling Stones, and that was really special to me.
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I listened to Jimmy Smith a little when I was a kid. I admire the guy enormously, but I don't want to sound like him.
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I loved Mal Evans holding one note down on You Won't See Me from Rubber Soul.
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I loved working with Bob Dylan.
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I never liked the showboat guys who called attention to themselves, who turned the Leslie on and waved their hands up in the air.
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I think we've always been better live.
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I try to find little things that you can do to move the song along and things that serve the song.
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I'd hear the Beatles on the radio and start playing that by ear and neglect lessons, to the immense frustrations of my teacher.
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I'm playing 10 feet from Mike Campbell every night. I look across the stage, there's Howie. Tom's in the middle and we're playing all this stuff I love. It's great.
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If you call attention to yourself at the expense of the song, that's the cardinal sin.
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It's not a matter of camouflaging yourself or not expressing yourself, it's a matter of listening and fitting into their trip.
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Jeff Lynne is an arranger, and I think it's probably much easier for him to go ahead and play a part himself than to try to show somebody else what he wants. But it's hard for me to say; I barely know Jeff.
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Sometimes you work with somebody you've never heard of because you just feel like working.
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They're obscure and clouded... my first name's Benjamin, my middle name's Montmorency. Just put 'em together.
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Tom would bring in songs, Mike would engineer, and we recorded about 30 songs.
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We started with Denny Cordell, and he was a great record producer. He knew exactly how to take a band that knew absolutely nothing, and guide you without trying to tell you what to do.
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We've had producers who've all shared at least one thing. They've all recognized that Tom and Mike write great songs and that's what it's about.
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When we get on the bus to tour, we're totally happy to spend a lot of time together.
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With Jimmy Iovine, again it was down to simplicity. That's what all the really good producers understand.
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With U2, I got to see how another band worked, and you get to try to listen like they listen because you want to fit into their songs.
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Working with Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson takes you up another level.
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You can go crazy and play solos in the right place, and that's great because it can intensify and bring an emotional lift. But the thing is you don't want to get in the way of the song.
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