This music has been around since before the beard on Moses. I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig. I know more about it than you do.
I guess a good song is a good song is a good song, ya know.
Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.
I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people.
There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young.
All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the best of everything that I could possibly do into those 90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it.
I didn't live in the world of disco or the world of the Eagles.
I knew I had the right material and I knew what I was going after.
I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers.
Not to this extent but from day one I had an awful lot of confidence when I got started.
Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine. I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band.
I figured the people who liked the sort of thing I was doing would come see it. If it was only 200 then that was alright and if it was 2000 then that is alright as well. I wasn't really interested in the big numbers; I was just interested in some numbers.
Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous.
When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That's okay - I'm down with that.
Did I think it would last 30 years? No, I didn't think it would have those kind of legs.
I was a big J. Geils fan, a Steppenwolf fan and a Savoy Brown fan.
The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio.
There is no doubt in my mind who is number one - I have always been number one.
We've plotted through the years of how to get to here, where we are now, or we would have never made it.