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Black Sabbath: “We thought we were Pink Floyd meets The Beatles meets acid!”

Black Sabbath: “We thought we were Pink Floyd meets The Beatles meets acid!”

Black Sabbath talk through the creation of their greatest albums in the new issue of Uncut, dated July 2014, and out on Friday (May 23).

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler discuss drugs, Top Of The Pops, ‘Satan’s Christmas’ and drowning out the Eagles, as they recall the making of their albums, from 1970’s self-titled debut to 2013’s 13.

“Paranoid went from four tracks to 16 tracks. 16 tracks!” says Osbourne. “The temptation was to fuck around with effects: we thought we were Pink Floyd meets The Beatles meets acid, y’know?

“I could afford to have a bath and put some smelly stuff on. It was just a great period of my life. The early days are always the best.”

The new issue of Uncut, dated July 2014, is out on Friday (May 23).

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

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