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" As a little child I used to listen to my father's big records, big 78's. I used to listen to guys like the big Harry James records and Gene Krupa. We didn't have a lot of money. My parents both worked, and I was born in Boston. "

Dick Dale
" As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that's what it's all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that. "

Dick Dale
" Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer. "

Dick Dale
" Dick Dale won all these contests using a simple, psychological approach of sensual, driving rhythm, and then one of the major contests was somebody playing like Elvis, and I won. I started drawing like 1,700 kids there. "

Dick Dale
" Don't even bother telling me about dirty music unless you can tell me what dirty music is. From then on I was a rebel. "

Dick Dale
" Every song is like a painting. "

Dick Dale
" Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt. "

Dick Dale
" Gene Krupa was smart enough to study the natives... went into the jungle to study their fertility dances, what caused them to be mesmerized. He was the father of it all. "

Dick Dale
" Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier. "

Dick Dale
" I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection. "

Dick Dale
" I always felt people should live with animals. "

Dick Dale
" I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs. "

Dick Dale
" I became stereotyped. "

Dick Dale
" I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do. "

Dick Dale
" I can get into Nat King Cole, as I can Ry Cooder, and Van Halen and Slash, anybody. "

Dick Dale
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