Quotes by Bun E. Carlos

Bun E. Carlos

American drummer

Alive from: 1950-

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    Before signing any contract, you have to assume that the guy on the other side of the desk is handing you a shifty piece of paper that works to his advantage. I know that sounds cynical, but it's really that simple.
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    Every musician in the known universe has signed a bad piece of paper, myself included. But it's really very simple. You're the artist. It's your picture that's going on the CD cover, nobody else's. Protect yourself. Get a good lawyer. You'll kick yourself later if you don't.
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    I don't like doing 25 songs. I think that just kills the audience. I think the show should be 17, 18, 19 songs and encores.
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    I'm a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects. Solely as an accommodation to some of the band members, I reluctantly agreed to take a temporary hiatus from touring.
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    I'm still involved in the business of Cheap Trick, so I keep my eye on that kind of stuff.
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    In April of 1976, Epic Records was flying out to sign us when I tripped over a light case after a gig and broke my arm. We called the next morning and said, 'Don't go to the airport - Bun E. broke his arm.' They thought Mercury or someone was trying to sign us, so they offered us, like, $25,000 more on top of the deal.
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    The last thing you want to do is play a long gig on a hot night, pass out, and wind up in a hospital emergency room.
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    The music speaks for itself. You either like it or you don't, or you're somewhere in between. That doesn't change whether I'm in the band or not.
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    We were offered 100 'Sgt. Pepper' shows in Las Vegas with a huge back-end.
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