Bowie sang about being “Heroes, just for one day”.
Black Sabbath have long been heroes, and in just one day recorded their first album.
In a recent interview for Guitar World Magazine, Sabbath founding members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler say that their self-titled debut album, out in 1970, was supposed to take two days to record, but they got it done in just one.
“We had two days to do it, but we didn’t know any better,” Butler says. “We just went in there and recorded it like a live gig.” Butler says Sabbath weren’t even there for the mixing because they had to scoot off to a gig in their rickety van.
The follow-up album, Paranoid, was recorded just four months after the debut came out, and it took five days to record.
Take that Axl Rose!
Now remains the wait for the follow-up to what was considered the likely last Sabbath album, 2013’s “13”. This is the year the band plans on recording yet another album, with Rick Rubin producing. Here’s hoping Tony’s health holds up and it comes together as planned.
It would be the 14th Black Sabbath studio record since their formation in 1968.