Thursday, June 6, 2013
So Much For That
If you haven't heard by now, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and the drummer from Rage Against The Machine are set to release the first new Black Sabbath music in...I don't know...whatever. Rick Rubin's big head and beard were there to oversee the proceedings. Bill Ward, the Sab's original drummer declined to take part in the reunion because of something he didn't like with the contract, though my feeling is at this point he probably plays the drums like Little Ricky.
Why am I being so snarky about all of this?
Because I was really looking forward to "13." Really. I'm a fan, and stupidly had high hopes. It's awful. Funny, awful. Like, "HAHAHAHAH, I can't believe this shit" awful.
I'm thinking it went down like this--
Write a song that sounds like "War Pigs." And maybe one that sounds like "Black Sabbath." No Ozzy, the song, not the band. And maybe one that sounds like "Into The Void." They don't have to be as good, just do it. Okay? Come back Ozzy, not this second. I mean, for the new record.
I understand wanting to recreate the original magic, and would I have been happier if the new Sabbath record was a techno/dance record? Of course not. But there is nothing here at all. The Rutles would have written better Black Sabbath songs.