Sunday, September 14, 2008

sabbath bloody sabbath



black box detail.



mapledurham watermill, 1970.

It is Sunday. Again. The yawning begins in earnest.

Four from Messers Iommi, Butler, Ward and Osbourne. A group seriously underrated and consistently maligned by many people who should know better.

In my absence yesterday I whiled away an hour or two playing Running-With-Scissors' "Postal 2". Outdated, but still big fun.

Between 1970 and 1975 Black Sabbath produced some brilliant stuff. The last one here featured prominently in Emmet's superb Christmas mix tape from 2007. Great song from a good album, housed in quite possibly the worse sleeve design of all time. Almost as skull crushingly entertaining as Motörhead and Brazillian stormtroopers, Sepultura.

Different Strokes. Do it for Gary Coleman.

Do It Over for the Ardship of Cambry. And the Bernt Arse pack.

BLACK SABBATH: SLEEPING VILLAGE / A BIT OF FINGER from "Black Sabbath" LP (Vertigo) 1970 (UK)

BLACK SABBATH: PARANOID from "Paranoid" LP (Vertigo) 1970 (UK)

BLACK SABBATH: PLANET CARAVAN from "Paranoid" LP (Vertigo) 1970 (UK)

BLACK SABBATH: SYMPTOM OF THE UNIVERSE from "Sabotage" LP (NEMS) 1975 (UK)

PURCHASE BLACK BOX: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH (1970-1978)

2 comments:

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Unquestionably the major influence which DOA further amped up before naming it Hardcore in '81.

Never did see Sabbath, even traded in my old lps at one point when I thought them too slow and long hair, before collecting all their vinyl relics once again.

These are the four who ought to have been knighted by our batty Queen.

ib said...

Indeed. Although I could sooner do without some of their more theatrical antics; inkeeping with all the medieval nonsense of a knighthood, though they might be.

Surely Elizabeth has a surfeit of court jesters by now ?

I still have the first two LPs on vinyl. Scuffed around the edges.