Iconic Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi spoke in an archived interview recently published online by ‘Guitar World,’ he has shared his thoughts about the highs and lows of the band’s career.
While talking about the band’s Master of Reality album, which was released in 1971, Iommi noted that they were trying to record ‘Into the Void’ song in several different studios, but the band’s drummer Bill Ward would start believing that he wasn’t capable of playing the song.
Here’s what Tony Iommi said:
“Ultimately, I think it really confused us. Sometimes I think I’d really like to go back to the way we recorded the first two albums [‘Black Sabbath’ and ‘Paranoid’].
I’ve always preferred just going into the studio and playing, without spending a lot of time rehearsing or getting sounds.”
“We tried recording ‘Into the Void’ in a couple of different studios because Bill [Ward, drums] just couldn’t get it right. Whenever that happened, he would start believing that he wasn’t capable of playing the song.
He’d say, ‘To hell with it – I’m not doing this!’ There was one track like that on every album, and ‘Into the Void’ was the most difficult one on ‘Master of Reality.'”
You can listen to Into the Void song via Youtube below.
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