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After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz.
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Between the Velvet Underground, the Byrds and the jazz I was listening to, I sort of began to come up with my own style.
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But I don't have the discipline to play jazz myself. At the time though, I was stupid enough to think I could be a jazz musician.
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By '65, I was in law school (St. Louis) just out of inertia.
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By '65, I worked myself into hearing a little better and I was up to Jimmy Raney. I had a pretty good ear for it but I've never been able to play it.
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By many peoples' standards, my playing is very primitive but by punk standards, I'm a virtuoso.
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By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job.
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Even by the time I was four or five, I had Gene Autry records.
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From '69 til '76, I never played in public. I would play by myself at home.
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I had a band in St. Louis. By then, things that influenced me were the first Stones albums, the first Byrds albums, later the Velvet Underground.
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I had a radio program where I played heavy blues with John Lee Hooker, Lightning Hopkins and that kind of thing.
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I had been brainwashed by my parents and society that to be a musician was unacceptable but by then I finally decided to at least give it a try.
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I never really followed grunge.
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I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band. I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through two days of auditioning for bands.
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I really feel fortunate to have been around then because there have been good and bad years in rock but the best years were '55 to early '61. I got to see Buddy Holly and everybody else.
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I saw Suicide in '74 and it was pretty horrifying.
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I spent the whole summer of '61 teaching myself to play off the first Ventures album.
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I started off with the really funky stuff like Ramsey Lewis, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell.
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I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting.
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I took guitar lessons in '58. To find someone to teach you to play rock and roll then was rough. I had to figure it out on my own.
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I was 12 in '55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me.
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I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s. It was a quite unpleasant experience.
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I'm from Akron (Ohio) and I've always been a music nut.
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It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.
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Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71.
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My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis stuff I was listening to.
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Reading music is something that's inherently hateful to me. It makes music like mathematics.
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The Stones were nasty and ugly and doing songs I was familiar with.
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To me, the positive thing about it was we were pulling out these old influences like the Velvet Underground and the Stooges that were gone.
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When I'm at a record store, I walk past all the recent releases and look for an obscure Eddie Cochran or Link Wray release.
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