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Today’s vinyl is ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ by (of course) Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath released Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on 1 December 1973. For the first time in their career, the band began to receive favourable reviews in the mainstream press, with Rolling Stone calling the album “an extraordinarily gripping affair”, and “nothing less than a complete success”. Later reviewers such as All Music’s Eduardo Rivadavia cite the album as “a masterpiece, essential to any heavy metal collection”, while also displaying “a newfound sense of finesse and maturity”. The album marked the band’s fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States. It reached number four on the UK charts, and number eleven in the US. In the UK, it was the first Black Sabbath album to attain Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in February 1975. The album would go on to be regarded in high esteem by the band members themselves; when asked by Guitar for the Practicing Musician in 1994 which songs he would like to see on the upcoming Black Sabbath box set, Butler replied, “Probably anything off of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. The song “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” itself. It was a whole new era for us. We felt really open on that album. It was a great atmosphere, good time, great coke! Just like a new birth for me. We had done the first four albums and done it that way. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was like Part Two of your life. It was a weird feeling; a good feeling.” In his memoir, Iommi calls the album “the pinnacle.”
The song “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” has been singled out for praise by many hard rock and heavy metal guitar players, with Slash from Guns N’ Roses stating to Guitar World in 2008, “The outro to ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ is the heaviest shit I have ever heard in my life. To this day, I haven’t heard anything as heavy that has as much soul.” Brent Hinds of Mastodon agrees, telling Rick Bowcott in 2008, “The ‘dreams turn to nightmares, Heaven turns to Hell’ riff at the end of that song is unbeatable.” Kirk Hammett of Metallica cites “Killing Yourself To Live” as his favorite Black Sabbath song, revealing in the Holiday 2008 issue of Guitar World that “A lot of people gravitate toward the album’s title track, ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’, but for me this is the stand out cut on the album.”
It’s like if you just landed on an alien planet populated by pugs and the locals have come out to greet you.
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OMG I’M SO HAPPY I looked on the website for that Photoshop program I use that I love so much, and I found a whole bunch of updates I didn’t know about; downloaded and installed them and NOW MY PROGRAM WORKS WITH WINDOWS 8.1!!!! I seriously almost burst into tears, I was so relieved. I was afraid I’d never be able to use it (or it’s newer version) with all the special FX I’d collected for it again. Time for some vodka to celebrate!!!
"For the next few minutes we saw almost entirely abstracted imagery, gradually accompanied by Scarlett Johansson’s voice…"
Malcom Thorndike Nicholson reviews Under the Skin on Sidewalks
I DON’T CARE GIVE ME THREE ‘CAUSE I’M ‘MURICAN!!!
Trying to seem original by using toothpaste as a funnel cake topping? Already seen it.
Holy God wtf is this
Your Voluminous Miss Manga lashes are like…
I don’t know what’s going on here, but I know what I like
If you think autumn sucks then let me explain to you why you are wrong:
-Sweaters and light coats
-Gorgeous leaves and trees
-The cool refreshing air
-The rich, luxurious colours
-Your school supplies and clothes are still fresh and new
-How eery and mysterious it is at night
-Classic halloween movies
-Autumn scented candles like caramel apples and cinnamon
Sigh. Well I got my computron back from repairs; needed a new hard drive so needed a new version of Windows, 8.1 now. Believe it or not I was still using Vista! I bought a VERY good computer back in 2008, and it’s still very good (replaced the video card a couple of times though) - and I’ve spent hours re-installing programs onto the new drive and OS, and everything seemed to work well….UNTIL I installed my favorite photo editing software, which I can’t get to operate due to apparent compatibility problems - and I’ve changed the settings to every old iteration of Windows offered, still nothing. It’s really depressing because that program was so familiar to me, and it had so many options which I really loved. I feel like a friend has died. Now I have to switch to a different program, and learn that. Goddammit. Thanks again, Jeebus.