Claudio Sanchez Quotes

Claudio Paul Sanchez III (born March 12, 1978) is an American writer and musician of Puerto Rican and Italian descent best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He is the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars, as well as Key of Z and Kill Audio, both co-written with wife Chondra Echert. Sanchez co-authored the novel Year of the Black Rainbow with Peter David.

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“We had traces of our music that could be liked by the punk scene or the hardcore scene, ... But that was what people did with us; they said they could put us out on tour with anybody because 'nobody really knows what you guys are. You got some of this, you got some of that, it will probably work, let's see what happens.'”

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“I just think it's that we bring a lot to the table. There's the concept idea, which is very interesting and, again, I don't think has been done. Concepts have been done over a standard record, but not like this. And the songwriting is different. There are classic rock influences, and I think they come out more because the band has gotten better.”

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“It was just a small idea, to write these records and songs that have a concept, ... and at some point create those records in another medium, whether it would be comic books or a novel or something else.”

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“Just because we went (to Columbia) didn't mean that we were going to change who we are. We were ready to do what we always do when we make music.”

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“It is a progression overall, a moving from say a (short) rock song to an eight-minute epic, just basically not creating a wall where you can only do one thing.”

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“Occasionally, I do get stopped somewhere because people have seen the video. Sometimes it'll surprise me. I'll have my hair under a beanie, hiding it, and I'll still get stopped. Which is really like, 'Whoa! You can't really see my face!' because I have a lot of hair.”

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“[The answer: d) All of the above. That is, the four-piece band fronted by Afro'd auteur Claudio Sanchez is a progressive rock band that delivers a grandiose, multipart sci-fi storyline with metallic force and the keen emotionalism of heart-on-sleeve emo acts. The major-label debut by the California band is the third in a continuing saga about a dystopian future in which the parents must kill their children to stamp out a plague. (The curious can check out the Sanchez-scripted comic books, available at www.coheedandcambria.com.) If that's not dark enough for you, there's a snazzy guillotine on the CD sleeve and song titles that include] Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial). ... Once Upon Your Dead Body.”

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It's easy to have a relationship and show each other only the beautiful shiny things. Sharing good parts about you is elementary, so finding a partner in life can't be only about showcasing these agreeable characteristics, but also the less impressive ones. In a strange way, true intimacy lies in that dark side-in making peace with the fact that it lives inside you somewhere-so that you can share it with the person and they can be there to help you overcome it.

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Sometimes you just have to let people escape with their good intentions intact.

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I were but little happy could I say as much.

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“He nailed it when he said a good song makes people think, move and feel. That's what we try to do with every song we write and record. If people are doing all three of those things, then we did our job. Making music is not a one-dimensional thing.”

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