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Rick Wakeman

British,  Musician
Total Quotes : 48
Devil Country Handle

Country and western is the music of the devil. That's the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn't handle it.

- Rick Wakeman

Edited Use Sounds

I avoid preset sounds wherever possible, and all the sounds I use I have edited.

- Rick Wakeman

Well Known Stories Sort

Apparently I'm well-known for my stories, my raconteur tales, that sort of thing.

- Rick Wakeman

City Toronto Gardens

I like Toronto a lot, it's a good city. The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto is that you're turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store, which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting.

- Rick Wakeman

Like Very Bizarre

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

Character Very Halves

I am a very extreme sort of character, as I don't do things by halves.

- Rick Wakeman

Always About Works

I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place.

- Rick Wakeman

Play Records Glam

But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great.

- Rick Wakeman

Like Compare About

But I listen to live recordings of things that I did back in the '70s and then how I've done things since. And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two, it's like chalk and cheese.

- Rick Wakeman

Going Literally Then

Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One.

- Rick Wakeman

Queen Settle Dead

I bought a racehorse, Tropical Saint, that belonged to the Queen Mother. I used to go down to Banbury and watch him train, but during a televised race, his jockey pulled up and said there was something wrong. They put him in the grass to try and settle him but found him dead in the field.

- Rick Wakeman

Thought Gig Joined

I joined Yes in July 1971. I had heard Yes live, as Strawbs had supported them at a gig in Hull. I thought they were amazing - incredibly different.

- Rick Wakeman

Bread Cut Go

I cut out bread, I don't eat after 6 P.M., and I go on walks, and it's had a great effect.

- Rick Wakeman

Always Been Fan

I am a Yes fan, ultimately. I've been a member of the band, but I was always a fan of the band first.

- Rick Wakeman

Work Relaxing Very

I've got an overactive brain. I enjoy work, I enjoy life, and I'm not good at relaxing. I've also never slept very much due to this overactive imagination and my brain constantly thinking.

- Rick Wakeman

Amazing Frank Brits

People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits.

- Rick Wakeman

Always Been Having

Coming back to Yes is like never having left. Even when I have not been in the band, I have always felt part of it.

- Rick Wakeman

Over Always Signed

People always said that I hated punk, and that really wasn't true. It was glossed over for many years that I was the guy who found the Tubes and signed them to A&M. English punk was a revolution.

- Rick Wakeman

Bed Best Way Very

I had just left Yes and had done a concert at Crystal Palace, South London, with a choir and orchestra playing my solo album 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth' when I had my heart attack. That day, I hadn't been to bed for four days. I don't remember much. I felt very numb during the day and airy, which is the best way to describe it.

- Rick Wakeman

Woman Like Peel

'Tales From Topographic Oceans' is like a woman's padded bra. The cover looks good, but when you peel off the padding, there's not a lot there.

- Rick Wakeman