Stephen Pearcy reveals how he has kept his voice intact after all these years
Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy was recently interviewed by John J. Moser for The Morning Call in advance of the group’s concert at One Centre Square in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA tonight.
It was noted that Pearcy’s voice still is identifiable as it was in the 1980s. In terms of how his voice has stayed intact after all these years, Pearcy laughingly replied, “by abusing it.”
The singer indicated: “I mean, I don’t know. I think it’s just a sound — I just have a certain sound… I don’t do exercises, I don’t, you know [sings scales]. I pretty much just have a cigarette, coffee. I mean, the best therapy for me to get my voice ready is to laugh, to talk. You know, that’s my vocal exercise.”
Pearcy added: “You know, you clean up a bit and you figure out how you’re actually doing things 35 years later, you know? So that’s important, too.”
With respect to his knee issue last year that was affecting some of his live performances last year, Pearcy advised:
“My one knee was totally blown out and I couldn’t deal with it… That got all better a year-and-a-half ago, and then my left knee blew out, which happens. And I was in so much pain out there, and I just got a little too tweaked one night or two nights.”
“And then I went, ‘I’m going in to get this done. I can’t be out here beating myself up and having sh-tty shows.’ And what all I had to do, I’m gonna need knee surgery. But it’s so difficult. People don’t understand.”
“I just have to be very careful and that’s it,” he says. But that hasn’t stopped the band from working on new music.”
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Stephen Pearcy at The Morning Call‘s website.