I guess I like minor chords better than major ones, in general.
I've had problems with my throat over the years, playing with loud bands for years, and I've had bruised vocal chords and nodules.
I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love.
With 'Under the Pressure,' I just found two chords I liked, and built it up, did like a ten-minute drum pattern.
Free music, to me, is music without boundaries. It's music that... says you don't have to play a blues in three chord change. See what I'm saying? Music that can go from any range.
When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm careful to phrase them with the guitar.
Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.
Why play a chord when you can play one note?
Teachers want to teach you theory, and that's fine, but when it comes to rock and roll, you only need three chords. There's something comforting about that.