Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ty Segall Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
A good record transports you to another place.
I really wanna make hip-hop music, but I don’t know how to use any of the tools. Electronic, computer skills, I don’t have those for engineering or making beats. I don’t know how to use a sampler well. I don’t know how to use any of these things.
I know 150 percent how deeply cynical and negative I can be. I can be very dark and harsh.
When I sit down and try to write lyrics first – I’ve definitely done that in the past – but most of the time, they come off as a put-on, or less genuine than you would think. I’m the kind of guy that if I overthink a sentiment or I overthink a statement, it’s weird.
But I think it’s hard for me to only put out one record a year. Because I get too antsy. But it’s good I’m learning to do that, because each record counts. And you should make it count.
A good song’s a good song, and well known songs take on meaning in people’s lives.
A lot of bands are influenced by other bands, and that informs their songwriting for sure. It definitely informs my songwriting, too. But it’s more about not thinking about it, and if it comes out of you, it’s better.
I’m jamming ‘Black Sabbath Vol. 4’ all the time. Zappa’s ‘Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.’ A lot of Gong lately. Some Hawkwind. The Residents’ ‘Duck Stab’ is amazing. Some Fugs. Lots of stuff, man. I’m pretty schizophrenic with records.
I really like proto-metal, so stuff like Pentagram is really great, and that’s more in the vein of Sabbath and stuff like that.
The idea of ‘Freedom’s Goblin,’ to me, leads to a wild conversation. I would hope that father and son, driving home from the record store, could have a conversation about what that title means. Because to me, it’s the duality of being free: the evil and the good, and how it’s a constant paradox.
I’m just a total nerd, in all honesty. I’m a massive, insane record fan – that’s how I got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to make an album – I’m obsessed with how sides flow.
I think ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ is a very political title.
Growing up in Orange County, it was all O.C. punk, L.A. punk. Black Flag, all the SST stuff.
Each album I do, I try to have at least a slight rule, whether it’s the band has to get together and record live, or all guitars, all fuzz on, all the time. It’s varying and slight, but yes, I like having rules.
To me, rock n’ roll is rock n’ roll. I try to think of it as that. To me, Funkadelic and Metallica exist in the same world.
A collaboration, you have to collaborate, meet in the middle, yield to the other collaborator, and that’s a wonderful thing.
With Spotify and all those streaming services, you don’t get paid anything. You have to be, like, Madonna or something to actually make a real royalty from that.
The ‘Manipulator’ record was really fun to do. It was far less heavy and draining, in an emotional way. It was just like making a rock record. It was just really fun.
I try to ignore the Internet. It’s an evil, evil place.
There’s the conforming 9-to-5-lifestyle thing. Then there’s, like, settling down, trying to find a balance in a relationship sense, or having a dog and having a house. All these things, like, they’re not really gonna make you happy.
People are embarrassed by disco, but I love it.
I like thrash metal and black metal, stuff like that.
People spend hours constantly checking and tweeting and Facebooking. And it’s cool to check up on your friends and see what’s going on in the world, but it’s not cool to spend five hours of your day on the computer looking at the Internet.
To me, success has already happened. I get to make records and live doing that. Success is that.
I grew up in a super suburban place where the mundane middle-class issues were similar to what Ray Davies was singing about. All the topics he was singing about were middle-class woes and humanitarian woes – human-being woes.
No one deserves anything more than anybody else. Because of that fact, you treat everyone the exact same way as best as you can. Same with musical ideas. My ideas aren’t better than anybody else’s.
I’ve always had problems with my brain, so a lot of the songs are about issues I have with paranoia or freak-outs. ‘When My Head Explodes’ is about being on stage, having people look at you and expecting you to perform, then literally your head explodes.
I listen to a lot of stuff. I mean, I’m constantly switching up what I’m listening to.
My dad is a lawyer and my mom is an artist. So growing up was exactly what it sounds like – strict household but a lot of creativity. They are so psyched that I get to make music for a living. My parents rule.
Madonna was my favorite when I was a little kid.
I love Kool Keith; that guy’s the best.
I tend to write songs critiquing myself. The best way for me to deal with stuff is to write a song about it… That’s not to say all my songs are like that.
Usually, I’m over-analyzing things that have to do with my own actions.
A CCR Headcleaner show will blow your mind.
Any reality-TV show on MTV is gonna be fake and stupid.