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What, the fact that the band is named after this film?

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No, they were named after a black demon-ish shape at the end of one of the member's beds.

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No, they were named after a black demon-ish shape at the end of one of the member's beds.

The black shape incident happened while they were recording their fifth album.

Their name was already Black Sabbath long long before that happened.

As I said earlier, read Ozzy's bio before you come up with stories that are partly made up by your vivid imagination.

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The black shape incident happened while they were recording their fifth album.

Their name was already Black Sabbath long long before that happened.

As I said earlier, read Ozzy's bio before you come up with stories that are partly made up by your vivid imagination.

The song Black Sabbath had to do with the vision Geezer Butler saw at the foot of his bed.

He says Ozzy Osbourne gave him this old creepy book and that night Geezer saw the shape and the next morning the book was gone..

This story really had nothing to do with the song title Black Sabbath.

The name was inspred by the Boris Karloff movie which was playing at the theater across the street from where the band was rehearsing.

Like you said, they also saw something.. a Ghost when they were recording Sabbath Bloody Sabbath in a castle.

but even still why would that make you not like the band?

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I don't no why post got deleted. I was nothing to do with that argument, so here it is again.

No, they were named after a black demon-ish shape at the end of one of the member's beds.

That gave them the inspiration for the song "Black Sabbath". Geezer Butler got the name from the movie.

The black shape incident happened while they were recording their fifth album.

Their name was already Black Sabbath long long before that happened.

You're thinking of a separate incident. It supposedly happened while they were still called Earth.

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The Black Sabbath story began in Birmingham, England, where Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were looking to escape a life of factory work through music. The four musicians got their start in such psychedelic outfits as the Rare Breed and Mythology (although Osbourne had been a short-haired Mod who loved soul music). Influenced by the reigning British blues bands - Led Zeppelin, Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers - the four of them formed Earth Blues Company (shortened to Earth), in 1968.

Everything changed when Butler came to the band with an idea for a song inspired by a disturbing apparition. A fan of horror films and the black magic-themed novels of Dennis Wheatley, he flirted briefly with the black arts. But when he saw what he believed to be a figure from the dark side at the foot of his bed one night, he ceased his dabblings in the goth world. With lyrics by Osbourne, the group composed a song about the visitation, entitling it “Black Sabbath” (after the 1963 Boris Karloff film). It provoked a reaction in audiences unlike anything else in their repertoire, and they knew they’d stumbled onto something powerful and unique. Forced to change their name because there was already another band named Earth, they made an obvious choice: Black Sabbath.

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There was a recent Robert Plant interview posted on another thread where he kinda dissed Sabbath. I'm not really a fan of the Sabs but you gotta give them a thumbs up for some great tunes. Songs that are held dearly in the hearts of Black Sabbath fans. It kinda pisses me off when I hear musicians cutting up other musicians so I am not cutting Mr. Plant any slack here. i think he was off-side. There's room for everyone.....P.S.- a couple of years ago i was on a golf trip down in the Tampa Bay area. While down there we went to see OZZY, with Slash opening....great time!

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The whole "satanic music" label is quite easily given to a band as Sabbath, especially by people who never listened to what they sing.

Yes, Black Sabbath mentions Satan in many songs, but always picturing him as a sign of evil and to be feared, not in a friendly light.

The song "After Forever" even PROMOTES belief in Christ

Lyrics:

Have you ever thought about your soul - can it be saved?

Or perhaps you think that when you're dead you just stay in your grave

Is God just a thought within your head or is He a part of you?

Is Christ just a name that you read in a book when you were in school?

When you think about death do you lose your breath

Or do you keep your cool?

Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope

Do you think he's a fool?

Well I have seen the truth, yes I've seen the light

And I've changed my ways

And I'll be prepared when you're lonely and scared

At the end of our days

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/black+sabbath/after+forever_20019384.html ]

Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say

If they knew you believe in God above?

They should realize before they criticize

That God is the only way to love

Is your mind so small that you have to fall

In with the pack wherever they run

Will you still sneer when death is near

And say they may as well worship the sun?

I think it was true it was people like you that crucified Christ

I think it is sad the opinion you had was the only one voiced

Will you be so sure when your day is near, say you don't believe?

You had the chance but you turned it down, now you can't retrieve

Perhaps you'll think before you say that God is dead and gone

Open your eyes, just realize that he's the one

The only one who can save you now from all this sin and hate

Or will you still jeer at all you hear?

Yes! I think it's too late.

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I will refrain from listening to any Sabbath (or Ozzy) until I have to (for my album review blog).

That sounds exciting, zepguy. Can you provide a link, please?

Based on your assessment of Coda, I'd like to make the following predictions about your choice of other artists' best albums:

Rolling Stones: Dirty Work

Van Halen: 3

Dylan: Live with Grateful Dead

Yes: Tormato

The Who: Face Dances

Bowie: Never Let Me Down

Sex Pistols: Great Rock & Roll Swindle

Clash: Cut The Crap

Deep Purple: House Of Blue Light

Genesis: Abacab

Hendrix: Live with Curtis Knight, 1965

Guns n Roses: The Spaghetti Incident

ELP: Works 2...or maybe Love Beach?

How am I driving?

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That sounds exciting, zepguy. Can you provide a link, please?

Based on your assessment of Coda, I'd like to make the following predictions about your choice of other artists' best albums:

Rolling Stones: Dirty Work

Van Halen: 3

Dylan: Live with Grateful Dead

Yes: Tormato

The Who: Face Dances

Bowie: Never Let Me Down

Sex Pistols: Great Rock & Roll Swindle

Clash: Cut The Crap

Deep Purple: House Of Blue Light

Genesis: Abacab

Hendrix: Live with Curtis Knight, 1965

Guns n Roses: The Spaghetti Incident

ELP: Works 2...or maybe Love Beach?

How am I driving?

LOL......... You made me spit my coffee back into my cup again!!!!

Don't forget to mention the classic "Having fun with Elvis on stage" album btw.

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As back on topic:

What are your favorite Ozzy era Sabbath albums, people?

My selection:

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Volume 4

Paranoid

Technical Ecstasy

Master Of Reality

Black Sabbath

Never Say Die

(I have left out the live albums, as you may see)

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As back on topic:

What are your favorite Ozzy era Sabbath albums, people?

My selection:

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Volume 4

Paranoid

Technical Ecstasy

Master Of Reality

Black Sabbath

Never Say Die

(I have left out the live albums, as you may see)

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Paranoid

Master Of Reality

Vol 4

Black Sabbath

Technical Ecstasy

Never Say Die

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That sounds exciting, zepguy. Can you provide a link, please?

Based on your assessment of Coda, I'd like to make the following predictions about your choice of other artists' best albums:

Rolling Stones: Dirty Work

Van Halen: 3

Dylan: Live with Grateful Dead

Yes: Tormato

The Who: Face Dances

Bowie: Never Let Me Down

Sex Pistols: Great Rock & Roll Swindle

Clash: Cut The Crap

Deep Purple: House Of Blue Light

Genesis: Abacab

Hendrix: Live with Curtis Knight, 1965

Guns n Roses: The Spaghetti Incident

ELP: Works 2...or maybe Love Beach?

How am I driving?

Sigh..

My album review blog is actually going through Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list, one by one, each day, reviewing them.

And, I might as well indulge you. These are my personal favorites, and also, what I think were the artist's best.

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Close second: Let It Bleed)

Van Halen: Van Halen

Dylan: Blonde On Blonde (close second: Bring It All Back Home)

Yes: Fragile

The Who: Who's Next

Bowie: Low

Sex Pistols: Ehh, they only had one studio album, and it wasn't that great..but, it's the best thing they put out so..Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

Clash: London Calling (Close second: Give 'Em Enough Rope)

Deep Purple: Deep Purple III (Close second: Machine Head)

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? (Close second: Electric Ladyland)

Guns n Roses: Appetite For Destruction

ELP: Emerson Lake & Palmer (Close second: Pictures at an Exhibition)

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funny little bit of trivia

Scott the Engineer, The sad sack, Bowling fanatic from the Howard Stern show, recently said that he had a band when he was a kid and it was called Black Sabbath. They had to change the name when he realized there was another Black Sabbath from England...

Funny.. I was in a band in 1987 that was called Nirvana.... small world.

p.s. good list thezepguy.. we're pretty much on the same page.

Agree - Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Close second: Let It Bleed)

Agree - Van Halen: Van Halen

I'll take your word for it - Dylan: Blonde On Blonde (close second: Bring It All Back Home)

Agree or Close to The Edge - Yes: Fragile

Agree - The Who: Who's Next

Great one but Scary Monsters by a hair - Bowie: Low

Agree - Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

Sandinista - Clash: London Calling (Close second: Give 'Em Enough Rope)

Made in Japan - Deep Purple: Deep Purple III (Close second: Machine Head)

Agree - Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Agree - Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? (Close second: Electric Ladyland)

Agree - Guns n Roses: Appetite For Destruction

Great one but I'd vote for Brain Salad Surgery- ELP: Emerson Lake & Palmer (Close second: Pictures at an Exhibition)

Edited by the chase

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As back on topic:

What are your favorite Ozzy era Sabbath albums, people?

My selection:

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Volume 4

Paranoid

Technical Ecstasy

Master Of Reality

Black Sabbath

Never Say Die

(I have left out the live albums, as you may see)

Master Of Reality

Sabotage

Paranoid

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Vol. 4

Technical Ecstasy

Never Say Die

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I think they should play the track "Heaven & HELL " as a tribute to Ronnie .live

Its thet last track Ozzy tried out with the band in 79 ,he could do it justice

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I saw Mob Rules tour in 1982, Holy Diver tour in 1984 (on mushrooms), and Sabbath/Dio in 2007 (Ecstasy).

Yippee!!!

Edit: Not that I would, you know, condone said behavior.

In The Light since 1972.

Trampled Under Foot. My life with Led Zeppelin.

http://petedelorean.tumblr.com/

Edited by the body electric

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As back on topic:

What are your favorite Ozzy era Sabbath albums, people?

1. Vol. 4

2. Sabotage

3. Black Sabbath

4. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

5. Master Of Reality

6. Paranoid

7. Technical Ecstasy

8. Never Say Die

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http://youtu.be/7iSsVskUcfo

Cindy and Bert.

Gusenberger and Berger started singing together in 1965, and were married in 1967. They signed a recording contract in 1969, with singles being regularly issued, notably "Der Hund von Baskerville", an unlikely cover version of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" which has become a collector's curiosity. Their most successful period came between 1972 and 1975 when they placed eight singles on the German chart, including their biggest hit "Immer wieder Sonntags" which reached #3.

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They did 2 new tracks on the 1998 reunion album Psycho man & Selling My Soul

This the last new black Sabbath song scary dreams was from 2001

Black Sabbath - Scary Dreams

Black Sabbath - 'Psycho Man'

Black Sabbath - Selling My Soul

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LED ZEPPELIN V BLACK SABBATH

LED ZEPPELIN 2 V PARANOID

LED ZEPPELIN 3 V MASTERS OF REALITY

LED ZEPPELIN 4 V VOLUME 4

HOUSES OF THE HOLY V SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH

PHSYICAL GRAFFITTI V SABOTAGE

PRESCENCE V TECHNICAL ESCTASY

IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR V NEVER SAY DIE

SONG REMAINS THE SAME V LIVE AT LAST

CELEBRATION DAY V REUNION

BLOW FOR BLOW THEIR EQUALS

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LED ZEPPELIN V BLACK SABBATH

LED ZEPPELIN 2 V PARANOID

LED ZEPPELIN 3 V MASTERS OF REALITY

LED ZEPPELIN 4 V VOLUME 4

HOUSES OF THE HOLY V SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH

PHSYICAL GRAFFITTI V SABOTAGE

PRESCENCE V TECHNICAL ESCTASY

IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR V NEVER SAY DIE

SONG REMAINS THE SAME V LIVE AT LAST

CELEBRATION DAY V REUNION

BLOW FOR BLOW THEIR EQUALS

good comparison

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As back on topic:

What are your favorite Ozzy era Sabbath albums, people?

My selection:

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Volume 4

Paranoid

Technical Ecstasy

Master Of Reality

Black Sabbath

Never Say Die

(I have left out the live albums, as you may see)

Volume 4

Sabotage

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Master Of Reality

Black Sabbath

Paranoid

Never Say Die

Technical Ecstasy

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