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“A lot of times, Ian Paice will say that we need something huge, a song with this tempo and feel. All somebody has to do is suggest key, tempo, mood, feel, and I guarantee that I’ll have some possibilities within a few seconds.
“This song came about during our Spain writing session. That main repetitive organ riff is something Don really loved, so we used it. It’s almost a very simple, stock guitar riff until it goes up a step to the B section. The chorus is kind of a group-yelling thing [laughs], which I don’t think we envisioned, but it just turned out that way. Bob pushes for things like this. He’s something of a behind-the-scenes writer.
“Don worked with Randy Rhoads a lot, and I think I had Randy in the back of my mind during the solo, in the ending part, where I got it steady enough to where I could double-track it. It goes from a spur-of-the-moment thing to a bit that’s more constructed. Randy seemed to play in that way.”