BOC,TBS: the dark white underbelly

Andy Gilham Andy.Gilham at BTINTERNET.COM
Tue Sep 15 08:06:26 EDT 1998

> Agreed that BD is strictly non-blues, but if you climb back down the
> metal family tree to Tony Iommi, you'll note that Tony's very much
> blues based.  And he likely got it from the godfather of metal, Jeff
> Beck, who, in the old days, was very bluesy.  Branch that over to
> Jimmy Page, and you can see another proto-metaler who's got a foot
> [or both] in the blues...

One little snippet I hadn't known, but was in the *book* _More Rock Family
Trees_ is that Iommi tried out for Jethro Tull, pre-Sabbath, but quit them
after a week.  And an early incarnation of Sabbath was the "Polka Tulk Blues

- Andy

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