We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Danny Carey Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
No one can be their best every night.
I think there is a collective unconsciousness, or some sort of consciousness, that you can tap into if you’re open and brave enough to let everything go and be part of that.
We try to write things that can be interpreted on lots of different levels. There’s not a right way or a wrong way… people can adventure a little.
The lead singer is such a prominent thing, where drums are more of a supporting instrument.
It takes us long for a reason, but the end result is: we all completely believe in, not just every verse, every chorus, every bar is scrutinized, and that’s the result of what you’ll hear on this record.
We toured for close to three years after ‘Undertow’ came out, so by the time we started to work on ‘AEnima,’ we had matured as functional musicians, and that changes your sound completely. Once you have that kind of freedom, an idea will come into your head and you can do it justice.
It kind of renews my faith in humankind that there’s long attention spans left out there that can listen to a 12-minute song.
Anybody who digs your art, you what to share it with.
It’s pretty weird to me that our music is as popular as it is.
We have pretty much all the facets of our business under our control now. Relying on someone else to do the right thing, you’re just setting yourself up to get screwed. We control our own destiny and it’s a really good feeling.
Every record I’ve ever done with Tool has been on tape.
It drove me mad not being able to know more about Pink Floyd when I was a little kid. But that’s the great thing – there was this mystery behind it, and we couldn’t find out enough. It made your mind work, it made you seek after it or try to interpret it. It made you envision or imagine what they were doing.
We’ve never really been susceptible to pressure from anyone from the outside. We’ve been really good at negating any outside influences. We’re really hard on ourselves. The filter that we put upon things qualifying to end up on a Tool record is pretty extreme, so we figure we’ve got that part of it under control.
It seems like on every record we have this big, epic thing like ‘Rosetta,’ ‘Wings For Marie’ or ‘Lateralus.’
Those late ’60s early ’70s bands would take it really far out and get super-weird.
We rarely write in the studio. Everything’s already completely arranged before we go in. That way, we can really focus on getting the recording right.
You can equate our music to childbirth. It’s brutal and harsh, but there’s still a beautiful thing occurring.
Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo – those guys are a good, heavy influence.
All my best drumming, I’m sure, has never been recorded.
We’re not in the business of putting up barriers; that’s the job of politicians. They’re the idiots who want to build walls between people.
The thing is, the way we write is all jams and bits and pieces that get pieced together and sometimes things are written with intentions of being a song, and then all of a sudden the main riff of this song, six months later turns into a verse or a chorus of another song.
We’ve always considered our music to be a healing process. It’s our ‘tool’ to work things out with each other and try to communicate with each other and learn things. And it’s good for everyone – us and our audience – to get together.