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1. "I just didn't expect an acoustic version of Rock'n'Roll All Nite."
Author: Ace Frehley
2. "Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!"
Author: Alan Parsons
3. "Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis."
Author: Andy Gibb
4. "I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
Author: Bill Bruford
5. "I like those older theaters - the acoustics are perfect, I mean, you just have that feel of there's been a thousand shows in there and now you get to be one."
Author: Billy Gardell
6. "Did Muddy Waters play an acoustic? Well of course he did. But did he turn his back on being able to plug it in and play louder? No, he plugged in and turned it up and got miles and miles ahead of the game in one fateful act of just plugging in."
Author: Billy Gibbons
7. "I was 16 when I started playing. I borrowed a friend's acoustic guitar, and I had a Beatles chord book. I just taught myself that way."
Author: Britt Daniel
8. "My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it."
Author: Dan Fogelberg
9. "In the early 1970s. 1971, '72. The rooms were closing down, record labels weren't signing acoustic acts any more. Although they had been pretty much been getting out of that for some time before that."
Author: Dave Van Ronk
10. "That's what I love about Nashville and the music community - seeing kids around acoustic music and bluegrass picking parties is the best."
Author: Dierks Bentley
11. "But the reality is when you write a song, you should be able to strip away all the instruments and just have a song right there with an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the song should be good."
Author: Dweezil Zappa
12. "Cherished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the "new people" whom New York was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the sentimental clung to it for its historic associations, and the musical for its excellent acoustics, always so problematic a quality in halls built for the hearing of music."
Author: Edith Wharton
13. "If you play acoustic guitar you're the depressed, sensitive guy."
Author: Elliott Smith
14. "For what I can imagine and feel and think and hear, I can hardly do anything on the acoustic bass. It used to be just pure frustration of imagining so much more and being able to get to a certain level of execution."
Author: Esperanza Spalding
15. "I do the protest stuff. I do country and western. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in a lot of different styles, from loud, psychedelic stuff to quiet finger-picking."
Author: Eugene Chadbourne
16. "It is at least 10 times more difficult to get a good synthesiser sound than on an acoustic instrument."
Author: Giorgio Moroder
17. "I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up."
Author: Graham Coxon
18. "I mean, there's times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music."
Author: Graham Nash
19. "I've always been fond of acoustic music."
Author: Ian Anderson
20. "Dorsey played the upright bass and steel guitar, as well as acoustic guitar. Johnny played acoustic guitar and together they were fabulous songwriters and singers."
Author: Jimmy Griffin
21. "As much as I love acoustic Neil Young - and I do deeply - I may be more passionate about the electric. Luckily it's not a contest, and we never have to make that choice. But Neil Young on an electric guitar - I feel like I've never seen or heard anything like it."
Author: Jonathan Demme
22. "Believe me, I know all about bottle acoustics. I spent much of the sixth century in an old sesame oil jar, corked with wax, bobbing about in the Red Sea. No one heard my hollers. In the end an old fisherman set me free, by which time I was desperate enough to grant him several wishes. I erupted in the form of a smoking giant, did a few lightning bolts, and bent to ask him his desire. Poor old boy had dropped dead of a heart attack. There should be a moral there, but for the life of me I can't see one."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
23. "Although the noise of the chattering clientele is much more significant than the topics of their chatter, it does finally constitute that type of social and indistinct expression that we refer to as rhubarb. The very particular volume in which people tell each other their news seems to generate all by itself that acoustic chiaroscuro, a sounding murk, in which every communication seems to lose its edges, truth projects the shadow of a lie, and a statement seems to resemble its opposite."
Author: Joseph Roth
24. "I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit."
Author: Kevin McKidd
25. "If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it's a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music."
Author: Lee Ritenour
26. "Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that."
Author: Lester Bangs
27. "I quite like American music, like The Fray - I'm a massive fan of them - and The Killers. I also like more acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran; I like this English songwriter James Morrison and another singer called Ben Howard."
Author: Louis Tomlinson
28. "I got this Christmas gift with the entire Beatles catalog. I had fun trying to duplicate what I was hearing on these records, only using the instruments I had at hand - an acoustic guitar, and that's all. It was endlessly amusing to me to try to imitate John Lennon and Paul McCartney's harmonies using the guitar."
Author: M. Ward
29. "I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints."
Author: Mark Knopfler
30. "Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!"
Author: Michael McKean
31. "Abroad, she discovered that the transformation of music into noise was a planetary process by which mankind was entering the historical phase of total ugliness. The total ugliness to come had made itself felt first as omnipresent acoustical ugliness: cars, motorcycles, electric guitars, drills, loudspeakers, sirens. The omnipresence of visual ugliness would soon follow."
Author: Milan Kundera
32. "I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby."
Author: Naima Adedapo
33. "Beyond the Thunder is the closest I've recorded to an acoustic thing."
Author: Neal Schon
34. ". . .when the album was done I loved it. It was a mixture of electric and acoustic solo performances with dubs. I called it Le Noise, after Dan. It was a French Canadian joke, a very English was of saying Lanois. I was doing a show that introduced a lot of the songs, and things were going great. I was very happy."
Author: Neil Young
35. "Since Pawlow and his pupils have succeeded in causing the secretion of saliva in the dog by means of optic and acoustic signals, it no longer seems strange to us that what the philosopher terms an 'idea' is a process which can cause chemical changes in the body."
Author: Pawlow
36. "Back then, I was an acoustically-oriented artist. Honestly, 'Poetry Man' wouldn't have been my first choice."
Author: Phoebe Snow
37. "The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work."
Author: Randy Bachman
38. "To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity."
Author: Richard Thompson
39. "When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun - it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it."
Author: Richard Thompson
40. "Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise."
Author: Richard Thompson
41. "Playing acoustic and line drawings are the two things I'm most competent at."
Author: Robyn Hitchcock
42. "One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn't want to have to produce it by committee."
Author: Robyn Hitchcock
43. "Acoustic phonetics, which is developing and increasing in richness very rapidly, already enables us to solve many of the mysteries of sound, mysteries which motor phonetics could not even begin to solve."
Author: Roman Jakobson
44. "Linguistic sounds, considered as external, physical phenomena have two aspects, the motor and the acoustic."
Author: Roman Jakobson
45. "I'm pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic - oriented guitar record that I've already written most of the material for."
Author: Ronnie Montrose
46. "I was down with Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin-Carpenter. We did an acoustic tour, just the three of us, three chicks and three guitars."
Author: Rosanne Cash
47. "I am an American, Chicago born – Chicago, that somber city – and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first admitted; sometimes an innocent knock, sometimes a not so innocent. But a man's character is his fate, says Heraclitus, and in the end there isn't any way to disguise the nature of the knocks by acoustical work on the door or gloving the knuckles."
Author: Saul Bellow
48. "I might do a solo album, maybe do covers, or do an acoustic thing. No Sex Pistols tours, nothing!"
Author: Steve Jones
49. "In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally."
Author: Travis Barker
50. "The slang "you ain't seen nothing yet" is completely apropos in regards to instrumentation for marine bioacoustics research."
Author: Whitlow W.L. Au

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