Ozzy Osbourne Likens Recording ‘Ordinary Man’ to Recording Black Sabbath Debut

Ozzy Osbourne Likens Recording ‘Ordinary Man’ to Recording Black Sabbath Debut

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Ozzy Osbourne compared the recording process of his upcoming album, Ordinary Man, to Black Sabbath’s debut LP.

In a new interview with Kerrang! Osbourne said the new project captured “so much joy” because of how quickly it was finished. Osbourne said he recorded the album with the same “wham, bam, thank you, ma’am” approach that he had when he was recording Black Sabbath. The Prince of Darkness said it was better than “sitting in a studio for three fucking years with a producer making you do everything 15 fucking times. You can fucking die and get resurrected five times doing that – you’d forget where you fucking started from!”

Osbourne also said they would “bounce the fucking melodies around until something came up, and we’d just go with it. It was fun. And it was so fucking good to be doing something. … It’s not like a Pink Floyd thing where you’ve got to take a tab of acid to enjoy it – just crank the fucking thing. Go for it! … There’s so much joy in it. And it picked me up out of my blues, definitely. We’ve captured the essence of fun. And it felt good to achieve something. It’s like swimming from one side of the world to the other and you go, ‘There’s land!’ It made me think, ‘I’m not fucking done yet!’”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.


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