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Re: Proto Metal 1958-1969 Cream were incredibly heavy when they first started. Obviously not by today's standards but the distorted bass and what not was earth shattering to many people. Led Zepplin has to be mentioned of course. Blue Cheer was yet another as were the Scorpions (the formed in 1965 if memory serves.) Spooky Tooth, etc...I should know more but apathy's a bitch. :D

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Don't miss out on Arthur Brown.

Great act. I believe he worked for Joe Meek, as did also Richie Blackmore. I don't know if Richie ever sessioned for Arhur Brown, but he was definitely in with Screaming Lord Such. Joe Meek was a bit of a character. His attitude was somewhere in the area of "anything goes". There can be no reasonable doubt that he made a lasting impression on Richie Blackmore.

Anyway --

Tony Iommi once said that he never cared much for Hendrix and the "psych" part of the fuzz guitar tree of evolution. He was into Hank Marvin, except he liked distortion. In my opinion, you can "kind of " hear that there is some DNA from the Shadows in Black Sabbath's guitar sound. Tony's riffing seem to follow the Hank Marvin logic in choice of meandering notes on the scale. 

I mean ... if Black Sabbath had gone for a more twangy surf guitar sound, it would pretty much be Shadows, right? A lot more small diddely-doo meanderings on the fretboard ... but if you're able to imagine a surf guitar doing the "Iron Man" riff, you whould be able to turn that on its head and imagine Kip Tyler working with Black Sabbath style guitar sound:

 

Let me be a little clearer on Hank Marvin vs. Tony Iommi. Compare these two songs:

Work a little with me. Try to "filter" away the fuzz.

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