Not a bandmate of my own, but good friend, and excellent drummer to whom I once gave a copy of Dave Brubeck's album "Adventures in Time". Several days later he tells me "I realized I can't drive and listen to Dave Brubeck at the same time!"My favorite is “Never let the drummer drive!” A singer/guitarist used to say that all the time. It stuck.
Reminds me of the bass player which played with Rote Sau, he ALWAYS turned his amp way down, telling me that it was because of the "Ringing in his ears"Bassplayer looking at his amp: By the look of the controls, I am much to quiet!
Same Bassplayer: "Man, my amp is really quiet today"
Singer: "No wonder, it's not powered on!"
Working out some complicated progressive rock song, guitarist has trouble to remember the parts. After 2nd explanation from the bandleader, he just says: "Whenever you twitch, I'll play clean!"
Meaning: whenever he watched the bandleader's foot move, he'll know to switch to a clean sound.
And a favourite from a live gig with another band (all original material), after a song the singer of the band yells in the audience : "Yeah, well, the next song is great also!!!!"