Jonathan Wilson vergleicht Roger Waters mit John Lennon!
Jonathan Wilson, den Roger Waters liebevoll als seinen Hippie in der Band, jede könnte einen wie ihn gebrauchen, bezeichnet, nutzt die Pause der „Us+Them“ Tour um sein neues Soloalbum „Rare Birds“ Live zu spielen und darauf aufmerksam zu machen! Ende des Monats spielt er drei Konzerte in Deutschland! Leider nicht im Süden und nicht in Österreich, denn ich wäre sicherlich dabei gewesen.
In einem aktuellen Interview „Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds“ wird er nach seiner Verbindung zu Pink Floyd und Roger Waters gefragt!
I’m excited to talk to you about Rare Birds, but first: I didn’t realize you were Roger Waters’ band until I saw you playing with him on tour last summer. Of course, now I know that you also played on Waters’ most recent solo album. How did you meet him?
Jonathan Wilson: It was through my friend Nigel Godrich, who produced his album. He started to do some tracks with Roger, and nobody was positive it was gonna turn out to be anything. This is the first time he had tried to get an album done in a quarter of a century, so I’m sure there was a lot of stops and starts. They called me on the second day, and they’re like, ‘We need somebody on guitar.’ And I came down, and things went well, just off the bat. It kept expanding into more tracks and more stuff. Eventually, we all came to my studio, which was where we did about 70 percent of the record. And then that sort of developed into a friendship.
Your first two albums were sometimes compared to Pink Floyd, and I detect some Floydian textures on Rare Birds. Was that band a formative influence for you?
Jonathan Wilson: Yeah, it definitely was. But at the same time, I was never specifically a Floydian fanboy or something. But I was always a huge fan of Gilmour, and then I discovered The Final Cut as a teenager, and that was a big one for me. When I got to be pals with Roger, I would ask him to play songs from that album, which he would do. I was like, ‘Holy fucking shit, this is so amazing.’ [Waters] was always just like a cut above. He’s sort of in a way comparable to John Lennon, just this exclusive air space.
Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds Tour 2018
Am 2. März 2018 startete er mit seiner Band in Chicago. Seine Europa-Tour umfasst drei Konzerte in Deutschland!