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Hand Of God Has Struck The Hour: A Guide To Black Sabbath, Part 1 (1970-1978)

The 1960s are a decade that has been largely romanticized by the generations that came after it.  The Boomers that lived through it carry tales about free love and smoking marijuana like we’re supposed to sit and swoon over their vinyl copies of  6,946 more words


45 Years Ago - Master Of Reality

This year marks the 45th anniversary since Black Sabbath released their third studio album – Master Of Reality – released July 21st 1971!  126 more words

Musical History

The Daily Cut: Black Sabbath "Children of the Grave"

Black Sabbath: “Children of the Grave”

ALBUM: Master of Reality

YEAR: 1971

WRITERS: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward

A single from Sabbath’s third album that didn’t chart, but found a home on rock radio. 161 more words


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Black Sabbath: UK Vinyl Discography 1970-1980

Details of every Black Sabbath UK release on the Vertigo swirl and Vertigo spaceship, WWA and NEMS labels from 1970 to 1980 with full colour, high quality photography throughout of labels, sleeves and inserts along with detailed analysis and identification of the crucial 1st pressing details of every album and single. 70 more words

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Oh Lord Yeah

There’s something bittersweet in Black Sabbath’s currently highlighting the set lists of what’s probably their last-ever tour with performances of their great antiwar anthem from 1970, “War Pigs.”  It’s a classic song that’s one of the foundational documents of heavy metal and a devastating indictment of militarism, but it’s also become a golden oldie.   542 more words


Tribute to singing drummers

Here’s another Instagrammatical™ tribute, this time to singing drummers. We find it really cool that the coolest guy in the band gets the spotlight without a 15-minute-larger-than-life-masturbation-time drum solo. 48 more words