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ENCARTE: BLACK SABBATH [2]

quarta-feira, 22 junho, 2022 por Txuca

Minha versão digipack dupla remasterizada comemorativa (2011) de “Dehumanizer” (1992) tem no encarte entrevista de Tony Iommi a Dom Lawson, da Kerrang!, contando sobre bastidores do disco.

São 8 páginas, muita coisa, pinço uns trechos aqui:

On that particular album we went through a lot of different stages, though. First of all we had Cozy Powell playing drums with us, because he had been with me on the albums that we did with Tony Martin. Ronnie wanted to use his drummer Simon Wright and I said ‘Why don’t we have Cozy‘, but Ronnie wasn’t sure. He said ‘I’ve worked with Cozy before…’ and I knew they’d had a few dealings in the past where they didn’t get on, but I thought we could still give him a try. They’d fallen out before and when we got back together it was much the same and they didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of stuff! It was a strange situation. In the end, Cozy couldn’t do it because a horse fell on him and he broke his pelvis, but we were already well into writing the album at that time

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‘We couldn’t use Cozy, so the obvious thing to do was to ask Vinny Appice’, states Iommi. ‘I didn’t know how that would end up, because Ronnie and Vinny had had a falling out too! But that was a great thing. It worked out great, getting Vinny back, and we went into rehearsals and started playing and the songs started to come eventually’.

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‘It was a difficult time for us’, recalls Iommi. ‘We were writing a lot of stuff but it was getting rejected and none of us were completely happy. We were a good writing team but at that point it was a little bit hard, because we were trying to get Ronnie to stop singing about rainbows! That was his thing and it came to the crunch and we said ‘We don’t want any more rainbows in the songs!’ It needed to be darker. Geezer wrote Computer God, which Ronnie really liked, and we went from there. But it was a little difficult, making that album. When we started working on it, we all wanted to make it a powerful album, as we always do. It always depends on what you’re coming up with, of course. You need good riffs and good changes, but it did take longer than usual. It was hard time for Sabbath generally, but nevertheless we did it’.

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Although the songs on Dehumanizer are all strong enough to suggest that there was nothing too much wrong with the state of the working relationship between the four Sabbath men, the reality of the situation at Rockfield was that the volatiltiy and frictions that had derailed the line-up after Mob Rules were still a spectral presence in the air that constantly threatened to bring the whole project to an abrupt conclusion“.

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3 respostas

  1. märZ

    “We don’t want any more rainbows in the songs!”

    – Hahahahahahaha!

  2. Marco Txuca

    Imagina o cagaço e o desgaste. Bastidores realmente tensos, e q a entrevista toda desmistifica a aparência de “nice guy” do duende. Estava tretado com Cozy Powell e com Vinny Appice. Ué.

    Agora, imagino Dio pensando “vou escrever sobre o quê?”. Geezer tinha feito “Computer God”, e até onde lembro “After All (the Dead)” tb é dele (tá na autobio de Iommi), assim como “Master Of Insanity”, q foi duma Geezer Butler Band efêmera oitentista.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pB_yWFJyX0

    Só seguir Geezer – aliás, letrista majoritário na era Ozzy – e foi o q Dio teve q fazer.

  3. André

    Esse acidente do Cozy me lembrou um ator que perdeu um olho depois de entrar dentro de um guarda-roupas com um cavalo. Bizarrice.

    Essa do “we don’t want any more rainbows in the song” foi foda kkk

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