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Noel Redding Quotes

At the age of nine, playing the violin at school, and then onto the mandolin.

But people are now realising why I was playing bass with Hendrix.

Everybody was starting to grow long hair and wear pink suits and purple glasses and stuff and then, I suppose, some people thought we were crazy, but we weren't really crazy because we're all still here!

Hendrix rehearsed different drummers, before we met Mitch Mitchell.

I came to join the Experience by going for an audition for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point, after the original Animals had broken up.

I suppose the old natural stuff would be ok, the old mushroom, but I wouldn't advise anyone to do it.

I took up violin because my best mate had taken it up, so I did likewise.

I was the first guy to join the band with Hendrix.

I wouldn't know how I would have coped with The Beatles' sort of fame.

I'd gone professional when I was about seventeen.

It was rehearsing in the studio, at which point they were setting up the sound, and once we'd got the thing together they'd actually record it, without us knowing sometimes!

My lady, Deborah McNaughton is doing a documentary on me.

My personal favourite is Jeff Beck. All the others are wonderful as well.

On Ain't No Telling I came up with the bass solo.

The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation.

The first band I was in, I think was called The Strangers. I got the sack because I was too small!

We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then, when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.

Well, I'd had the Fat Mattress earlier as a writing outlet for songs and that.

Well, the first day we went through three songs, very basically.