In the March 2005 issue of Guitar One magazine, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi talks about the music that influenced him in their "Under The Influence" column. Here is a selection of his quotes:
Artist: HANK MARVIN & THE SHADOWS:
Tony Iommi: "The vibe and sound of the instrumental stuff really appealed to me."
Album: DJANGO REINHARDT & STEPHANE GRAPPELLI "Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940"
Tony Iommi: "Initially I didn't listen to anything that was instrumental. But when I heard his work with Stephane Grappelli, it inspired me to open up."
Song: "Shakin' All Over" by JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES:
Tony Iommi: "In 1961, 'Shakin' All Over' was different. It had a good solo in it, for one. When I first heard it, I was at the age when I wanted to play but couldn't get very far — wanting to play and being able to play were two different things!"
In other news, Kerrang! Radio will be airing a BLACK SABBATH documentary, "Black Sabbath – Uncovered", at 10:00 p.m. U.K. time on Tuesday, February 22.
The station is available on 105.2 FM in the West Midlands, or online at www.kerrangradio.co.uk.
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