During the recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter, Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan has revealed the most influeantial albums in his life.
He also revealed the story about how he met with Black Sabbath. Here’s the statement:
“That was the moment when I was watching—all jacked up on sugar at grandma’s house…—cause on Saturdays on you’d have those monster movies…
And so I think that’s when my aunt came up and was like ‘Oh you gotta check this out. If you’re going to watch vampire movies, check out this soundtrack.’
And it was Black Sabbath [self-titled], pretty amazing. So I just had that. I would just turn the sound down on TV and I was just listening to the album watching the monster movies.”
On how he wrote Puscifer’s Grand Canyon, he said:
“I feel like it’s one of the few tracks that’s actually capturing landscape and soundscape altogether; and a difficult puzzle to put together ’cause it wasn’t easy to put all those elements vocally together.
To really make it work, it was very clunky. If you heard some of the early versions of it, what we we’re trying to do, it was like ‘oh, bench this thing. It’s not working’
It really took a long time to kind of…—not a long time, I shouldn’t say… The first initial attacks were like ‘this is a disaster. Like no wait, no it’s not. Move this part over to here, move this part over to here’ like now it measures up. Now the soundscape and the landscape starts to unveil.”
Click here to entire interview via The PRP.