Geoff Nicholls was the keyboardist for Black Sabbath. His estate has released a previously unheard track titled Slapback. The song was recorded during the demo sessions leading up to the album. Geezer Butler was away at the time, so Nicholls played bass on the song. I’m not sure why it didn’t make the record, it’s a damn fine tune. It’s great hearing Ronnie James Dio singing and sounds like it was done today. You also get the raw energy of Tony Iommi’s guitar work. That makes it very worthy of your time. Just listen and appreciate that we get this chance to capture this rock history. There is no video, just a stream of the track. Check it out below.
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