Vinyl Roulette #44 – Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)

Vinyl Roulette #44 – Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)

August 25, 2019 3 By Kailee Schamberger


[Music] that’s bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath this is a really crazy cover I don’t know how well you can see it because of the plastic there but it’s like this dude in bed with like weird like Incubus succubus demons like trying to like him over there’s like a snake around his neck I’m a metalhead so the first six sabbath records are essential I just I cannot find floss I mean I’ll find floss but like I in terms of just like discography it’s one of the best runs of Records this is I’m pretty sure the fifth Sabbath record they had released Black Sabbath paranoid master or reality vol 4 and then this one after so so this would be the fifth and then sabotage which would mean that’s like the end of that era they did two other records after that one is technical ecstasy and then never-say-die that’s the run with with Ozzy Osbourne the first two songs are probably the best ones salad bloody Sabbath and national Acrobat Sabbath in many ways they are the first metal band we can say that Zeppelin has a lot of the elements but simple is more of a hard rock band likes and then knowing wrong Zeppelin is definitely one of the main influences in heavy metal like in terms of what came after Sabbath which was Judas Priest which was Iron Maiden and then after that the thrash metal of Metallica Slayer Megadeth the guitar playing of Jimmy Page was essential but in terms of what metal was at the start it was like you know wait concurrent to let Zeppelin but it was the darker version of that Tony Iommi Bill Ward and geezer butler are incredible musicians if you don’t know besides Ozzy Osbourne who’s the vocalist Tony Iommi as a guitarist geezer butler is the bass player and Bill Ward is a drummer the Ward is the only member I mean Sabbath just did their farewell tour so he was the only member that wasn’t a part of the farewell tour for reasons health reasons that I know nothing about but in in the early era as much as Aussie as an essential part of it if it wasn’t because of the drumming of Bill Ward because of the bass playing of kiss or Butler and clearly because of the guitar playing of Tony Iommi’s like Sabbath wouldn’t have gotten anywhere Tony Iommi is such an interesting case in terms of guitar player I cannot say that I’ve heard interviews of him where he goes in depth into technicality or into you know he will talk about influences but he doesn’t fairly relish in in that sort of talk his playing came about because he was a steel worker in Birmingham England and at some point while working with tools or presses he lost the tips of a few of his fingers the doctor who was treating him told him that the best way for him to get movement back on his fingers is to play guitar so Tony Iommi if you see him live you will see that he has plastic fingertips but because of his lack of real fingers he couldn’t play the normal gauge of strings so then he would start asking for lower gauges and not only lower gauges but he would also start detuning his guitar but that’s again not a artistic choice as a choice because of his lack of finger tips so this whole thing that I’m saying is a roundabout way of going into like he invented down tuning to become heavier but his reasoning wasn’t a musical reasoning like I want to be heavier it was just like his fingers were non-existent were fingertips were plastic tips fake prosthetics and that’s how heavy metal was created a lot of musical genres are created because of artistic necessities and other because of fiscal necessities neither is wrong it’s like in the end it’s the final product that’s important so heavy metal and music in general a lot of musicians started d2 guitars and finding different tunings and that that comes from jazz so I’m not gonna say that Tony Iommi created that but clearly it was an influence Tony Iommi’s of technically breathing at ours but unlike pretty much 99% the guitarist his fingertips are prosthetic they’re not a real fingers there’s something that that created and a lot of that was heavy metal eventually became sludge sludge metal is hugely influenced by Black Sabbath sludge players got an inspiration to go slower and go lower in their tunings because of Tony Iommi that’s where a lot of that comes from clearly they’re the first heavy metal band so there’s no Iron Maiden there’s no Judas Priest there’s no metallic there’s no Slayer without black sabbath eternal Pantera I don’t have copies of the last two records they did with Ozzy so I don’t know if I’ll get to talk about this and I mostly don’t have him because they’re not the best records you know the last two records are technical ecstasy and then never say die before they were recording never see daddy they actually kicked out Ozzy already but then they realized that they needed him whatever but after the university died just rug problems alcohol especially we’re just taking over Aussie he was not dependable Tony Iommi wanted to take control of the band in the end Ozzy was just not a dependable musician dependable singer one life so he got kicked out the manager of Black Sabbath at this point was the father of Sharon Osbourne I mean at that point was Sharon Adler I think because her dad chose to stay with Black Sabbath she Sharon went to Aussies hotel room or he was basically doing a you know leaving Las Vegas thing you know drinking himself to death she got there he was kind of conscious and she convinced him to do a solo career and then he became more popular than Sabbath but it was mostly drug problems at the same time Abbey buddy in Sabbath at this time had cocaine addictions everybody was an alcoholic it’s only that Aussie was you know gold here alcoholic cocaine abuser where’s everybody else was like Bronx so everybody just thought that he was the problem once he was gone they realized that the problem you know they did a to record with do which are fine but in my opinion they don’t compare to the classic Aussie era 7 bloody Sabbath it’s a great Black Sabbath record if you’ve never listened to Black Sabbath just listen to paranoid in the first record Black Sabbath I would start with the first record Black Sabbath the creators of metal but they still have all the elements of blues rock and hard rock that you would be know fine and bands like cream like Led Zeppelin it’s just a heavier version of that after this you have a I mean I’m pretty sure there’s a little other little bands that I’m not mentioning but main man’s after this would be Judas Priest Iron Maiden and then you have the thrash metal but this is the start this is where all that comes from [Music]