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Adrian Belew Quotes





Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
 

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
 

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year.
 

Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth.
 

DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.
 

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.
 

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
 

I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
 

I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
 

I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.
 

I love drums and still play frequently.
 

I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
 

I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
 

I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
 

King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging. That's why I like it.
 

King Crimson will soon be touring parts of Europe.
 

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
 

The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
 

We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
 

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.