One thing pop musicians love to do is think out loud. From the bilious whining of the rich and famous to the pseudo-wisdom of pop's so-called intelligentsia, listening to musicians make noises with their mouths has been almost as much fun as listening to them make noises with their instruments. Quotable Pop collects the best and the worst of these quotations
Some of the quotes from Quotable Pop
"Beethoven I used to really like and a guy called Handel wrote finger exercises that amazed me."
"I don't wear the school suit -- the school suit wears me."
Angus Young, AC/DC
"Nobody's too old to rock 'n' roll but there is a difference between being 40 and being 30."
Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull
"I asked a ouija board once if I'd ever be in a rock band. It said no and I was crushed."
Fred Schneider, B52s
"When I'm on stage, it's me up there."
"I'd love to record with Streisand, that would be good for humanity and for artistic merit."
"You know, I resent the word 'subtle'."
Gene Simmons, KISS
"Q: What kind of birth control do I use?
A: Let's get back to music."
Nick Tosches interviewing Deborah Harry from Blondie
"My motto? The angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection."
Rik Ocasek, The Cars
"My real message? Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb."
"I would say the navy has an interest in communicating opportunities in the service, and the Village People seem to fit in very well with young people."
Lieutenant Commander Fred Gorell, navy spokesman