Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Number 826 - Black Sabbath



Number 826

Black Sabbath

"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

(1973)
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Genre:Hard Rock
"The gates of life have closed on you"
Screams Ozzy coherently (gasp). In those days lyrics meant something, music could be by the way of guitars, bass and drums (not an old Yamaha keyboard synth beats like todays music where bugger all know how to even play a tambourine today) music in those days were just that, real music.
"With 1973's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (their fifth masterpiece in four years), Black Sabbath made a concerted effort to raise their creative stakes and dispensed unprecedented attention to the album's production, arrangements, and even the cover artwork. While faithful to the band's signature compositional style and sound, brilliant songs such as the title track, "A National Acrobat," and "Killing Yourself to Live" also displayed a newfound sense of finesse and maturity. The introduction of keyboards and synthesizers, on the other hand, meets with mixed results. Erstwhile Yes keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman makes a positive contribution to "Sabbra Cadabra," but "Who Are You" definitely suffers from synth overkill. Still, "Spiral Architect" benefits from its tasteful background orchestration, and the gentle "Fluff" is the first truly memorable solo instrumental from guitarist Tony Iommi, whose previous attempts often seemed pointless and haphazard. Simply put, this album is essential to any heavy metal collection"
For more Black Sabbath see Number 979
For Ozzy Osbourne see Number 744, #516 & MM Vol 2 #138
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Not this song, however 2 others made it to the Top 500) and the album at number 241
This song has a crowbarred rating of 62.6 out of 108
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