As he told Beat Instrumental magazine in September 1966, "People don't think The Cruisers play a big part in my life but they do.

The only reason I use session men for my records is because it's quick and I get a good soundfrom them."

In fact such was his respect for Jim Sullivan, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page that he would not record with anyone else unless he had to.

Page mainly stuck to rhythm guitar with Sullivan taking on lead work and it is he and not Page that plays the haunting riff in "The Crying Game".