Find the best quotes by David Johansen.
You know when you read that someone has to leave a show or a tour because they had ‘nervous exhaustion’? Well, I had one of…
The stuff that I dig, it’s usually got a soulful component to it. A singer that I really like. I might not understand the language…
Sometimes I’ve found that by getting into a certain drag, or a certain feeling, you can cast off your mortal coil and really do something.…
In the late ’70s, I had a band – the David Johansen band, for lack of a better name – and I started collecting, not…
I think we as a band, as individuals, understand that all popular music stems from blues and jazz and even pop, but rock ‘n’ roll…
I’m compelled to paint nearly every day. I just felt like making a painting, went out and bought paints and a canvas. Now it fulfills…
You know, when you’re making a record, you come up with 15, 20 songs. Then they start to fall by the wayside as your interest…
You try things on in life. You wear them for a while, and you see what’s next.
When I’m sleeping I do a lot of living.
Until I was six years old we lived in the projects, then my two brothers and three sisters and I moved to a three-bed that…
When I was a kid, I had some Charles Lloyd records.
Sometimes when I hear my voice on tape, I’m like, ‘Who is that horrible man?’
The first Latin music that blew my mind was bumba, which was a Puerto Rican beat.
Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I’m not in one of those bands.
Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don’t pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate…
It’s really a drag to do the same project over and over again.
I’ve been tired since I was 15.
I’m not impersonating anybody. I’m perfectly satisfied with what I am.
I mean, if you asked me what I’m going to be doing when I’m 85, I’d make a quick picture in my mind and, well,…
I’m afraid of me.
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