OZZY OSBOURNE In The Studio: Black Sabbath's Beginning To The End

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dallas, TX - January 21, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  fires up the blast furnace with a fascinating interview with co-founder, singer/lyricist Ozzy Osbourne, for the 45th anniversary of Black Sabbath's heavy metal genre-defining second album, Paranoid.

The world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity in late 1970 felt increasingly like a dangerous place. Political assassinations, bombings, race riots, the Kent State College campus slaughter, and the decade-long Viet Nam war all brought Sabbath's dark haunting world vision and bludgeoning hard rock into focus.

But the beginning of Sabbath was something quite different. Ozzy Osbourne shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the fond memories  of those days when he and his mates from the working-class neighborhood of Aston decided to ditch their trendy blues music, cut the band down from a 6-piece to a four, and started doing what Ozzy characterizes as 'spooky music'.

'I took the album home. My mum and pops have got one of these great big radiograms... I put the record on, and my father turned around to me and said, 'Son, I'm going to ask you a question and you've got to be honest to me.'  I said yeah. 'Are you sure you're just drinking alcohol?'  I said yeah, why, what's the matter? He said, ' This is very odd music. This is not music. This is weird.' '   - Ozzy Osbourne

BLACK SABBATH/ InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:

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