Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pearl on working with Plant & Page

From Contact Music:

Former The Cure star Porl Thompson still can't believe he toured with Led Zeppelin icons Robert Plant and Jimmy Page 20 years ago.

The guitarist, who has changed his name to Pearl Thompson and turned his back on music to dedicate his life to painting, was stunned when Plant, a fan of The Cure, invited him to hit the road with him and Page on the back of their hit No Quarter album two decades ago.

He recalls, "I'd left The Cure to pursue my painting and then suddenly, out of the blue, I got a call from Robert Plant, which I thought was a hoax. He was really into The Cure, which I thought was interesting, and they invited me up to see if we all got along.

"It was an opportunity I couldn't really turn down. We did a Tv show together but it went so well that they just started talking about going out on a tour and they asked me if I wanted to do it with them. It was very freeing as I was really there just as a guitarist. But it was pretty daunting playing alongside Jimmy Page, especially when you consider that quite often there would be a change of set list and they'd throw in a song that nobody had rehearsed, which would be used the next night, so you'd have to go back and do your homework in you hotel room and then turn up and just play things like The Song Remains the Same.

"It was very difficult but challenging and exciting."

And Thompson insists there was no sign that Plant and Page were anything but great friends: "There wasn't any drama. It was a big set up. There were two orchestras and rehearsals were interesting."

Plant and Page have since fallen out over the singer's reluctance to reactivate Led Zeppelin after a one-off reunion in 2007. (Thanks @TheCureMexico)

11 comments:

  1. This is a sign that Pearl will surely returned with The Cure!
    To complete the new album

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    1. Yes, the article is a clear indication that he is returning to The Cure and he will also be on the upcoming album ( to be released this year ).

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  2. Wha??
    I get no indications anywhere!!

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  3. Maybe Robert Plant will take Robert Smith's spot in The Cure.

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    1. Hey you mama, said the way you move, gonna make you cry, gonna make you hippa hippa hippa hippa...

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    2. Hahahaha...oh now I want to see/hear this! :)

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    3. "Hey you mama, said the way you move, gonna make you cry, gonna make you hippa hippa hippa hippa..." Perfect! Bravo, Marc70.

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  4. I've got a whole lotta love for Marc70's mashup lyrics.

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  5. Craig, I like your comment of 'New Album News' at the right hand corner of the page, very funny.

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  6. There is nothing funny! If Pearl back we will have the new album!
    Not with Reeves !!!

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