Black Sabbath - "Symptom Of the Universe"

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Discuss its majesty

sundar subramanian (sundar), Sunday, 6 July 2003 20:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Damn, I looked upstairs, and I haven't got it! Not even the version from the'80's ozzy solo live album! I know what I'm buying on the way home tomorrow night...

Pashmina (Pashmina), Sunday, 6 July 2003 20:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(I'm listening to "Spiral Architect" instead)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Sunday, 6 July 2003 20:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Hole In The Sky" into "Symptom Of The Universe" is one of the greatest most beautiful one-two punches in the history of rock & roll. It still gives me chills. If you don't listen to those two songs as loud as humanly possible than you are already dead. or something.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 July 2003 21:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and "megalomania" is one of the great overlooked sabbath songs. yes, it's ridiculous, yes it's too long, but damn what a riff.

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 6 July 2003 23:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

there needs to be a new amg review of Sabotage. the one they have for it is really terrible and doesn't point out just how wonderful that album is.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 July 2003 23:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Noted, Mr. Seward. ;-)

Ozzy sounds both majestic and insane on that one. Ergo, brilliant.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 7 July 2003 01:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'...op cit, obsessed...'

dave q, Monday, 7 July 2003 06:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I quite like the version on Oz's Speak of the Devil, even if it does have Brad "Night Ranger" Gillis on guitar.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 July 2003 12:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The band (or at least someone) hasn't forgotten this great song as the recent Rhino @CD collection is called "Symptom of the Universe".

The remasters sound great, I just wish they would get with it and reissue the records, as the old Warner/Castle cd's sound pretty weak.
(The cd masters of first two album with Dio are even worse and haven't been updated since the late 80s.)

I really like "Wheels of Confusion" off of 'Vol.4'. Bill Ward really pummels the drums on that one. Ward is a bit underrated as a drummer, I suppose from being in John Bonham's shadow.

earlnash, Monday, 7 July 2003 12:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's quite good. As is Megalomania. It's tempting to say Sabotage is the best BS album (unless I hear "Am I Go Insane? (Radio)")

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 7 July 2003 19:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Superb song. Great album. I think the 1st 5 Black Sabbath records are well-nigh flawless & remain the high point of the heavy metal genre. But that's just me.

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Monday, 7 July 2003 22:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

LOVE Sabbath, and agree w/ John that the first 5 Black Sabbath albums are all fantastic. Personally I've got this thing for Sabbath Bloody Sabbath... while not as many classic "radio" songs as Paranoid, its absolutely brilliant. "Who Are You?" is as creepy as one can get for a song, Sabbath Blood Sabbath is about that could ever be written. Sabbra Cadabra, Killing Yourself to Live, and Spiral Arichetect also kick serious ass. But to answer the topic, yeah Symptom is a great song, though Sabotauge isn't my favorite album by them.

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Wednesday, 9 July 2003 06:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Mother Moon, she's calling me back to her silver womb!
Father of creation takes me from my stolen tomb!
Seventh Advent unicorn is waiting in the skies!
A symptom of the universe, a love that never dies!
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

Lyrically it's like the missing link between Tyrannosaurus Rex-era Marc Bolan and the Ramones or something. Except the impact is like a comet slamming into the earth and setting the atmosphere on fire.

(Yeah, I'm reviving a variety of Sabbath threads, and I care not what you think.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 10 January 2005 06:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite song off Sabotage easily.

donut christ (donut), Monday, 10 January 2005 06:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The 1st part of the song is great, but then there's that extra bonus of the acoustic jam at the end, so so great.

57 7th (calstars), Monday, 10 January 2005 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sabotage is their best, no contest.

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 10 January 2005 16:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best Sabbath song remains "Supernaut." Thanks anyway.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ah but these two underrated songs taken together are better than all the hoary Sab classics that Ozzy has been singing for decades (Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, Sweet Leaf, etc., though they're all great too of course).

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Btw I honestly love the Sepultura version of this song.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sabotage is great...it's so weird and sloppily sequences and brilliant....but yes Sympton of the Universe is def. Top 10 all-time Sabbath for sure.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's annoying that this song isn't as perfectly enshrined on classic rock radio as it should be but it's great as well because that means it still feels brilliantly fresh every time I listen and crank up the volume.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Great song, though for a while I was irritated by the end where it gets all groovy/hippified.

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 10 January 2005 18:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but it's like a superior version of "Layla" in that particular first half/second half regard. (I realize others may disagree with this comparison.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 10 January 2005 19:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like the acoustic funk jam, but the genius is that it's at the end so you don't have to listen to it if you don't want!

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 10 January 2005 19:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(I meant to imply that I've grown to love it now, like a comfy teddy bear.)

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 10 January 2005 19:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like how the first half of the song is ponderous universal stoner thought, and the second is just 'I love my girl.'

57 7th (calstars), Monday, 10 January 2005 20:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The best kept secret Hip Hop sample = acoustic funk jam

And how come no love for Thrill Of It All? One of my all time faves. Although, it's true that it holds a special place for me because it was the first ever Sab song I heard.

pheNAM (pheNAM), Monday, 10 January 2005 21:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to submit "Hand of Doom" as another Sabbath klassic that hasn't received enough praise. The bridge is soooo fanfuckingtastic "Well, yooooooou you know you must be blind!!!"

darin (darin), Monday, 10 January 2005 22:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh hell yes. "Hand of Doom" is the sheeeeutt. Another hip hop sample waiting to happen (intro).

pheNAM (pheNAM), Tuesday, 11 January 2005 02:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

Been too long since I listened to Sabotage anyway. On it goes!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 02:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Overrated. My least favorite Sabbath album. Terrible cover art. Songs are decent but nowhere CLOSE to the best Sabbath did.

Tooth, Wednesday, 4 January 2006 02:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OUT.

(He said, while listening to "Megalomania.")

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 02:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah, really. go back to utah.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 02:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'M LIVING EASY WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE

disco violence (disco violence), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't actually think sabotage is the best sabbath album either, doodz. that would be volume 4. or the first album. depending on my mood.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It doesn't have to be best, but anyone calling it a 'least favorite Sabbath album' -- even if we were just talking about the original eight albums -- needs to make a much better case.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Symptom Of the Universe" is without question the best song this band ever did.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I love the middle jam part of "Symptom," when they rock the claves

Keith C (lync0), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

symptom of the universe IS a jam, indeed...

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 03:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

IT IS THEIR BEST.

ned listens to this every january, obv.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 04:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's the time of year.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 05:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hole in the sky is no slouch either!

sabotage is radical....yay cokaine!

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 17:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cutty, i don't think you know what you're talking about. since when you like HEAVY METAL?

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 17:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The bad cover is part of this album's charm, no? And yeah, I use the word "charm" correctly -- I love it when Ozzy sings "A smiling face, it means so much to me."

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This would be my favourite Sabbath LP if only "The Writ" (the second half, really) didn't drag so. And the frequent hating on "Am I Going Insane?" has always flabbergasted me (shoulda been a HUGE radio single, as it was obviously earmarked to be.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 23:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

isn't someone wearing elf shoes like the iron sheik used to wear in the wwf on the album cover? bill ward maybe?

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 4 January 2006 23:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Serendipitous Winterlude:

I just came across a great Ozzy-referencing Monster Magnet review by Ned Raggett in AMG while looking up a particular song ("Superjudge"):

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47D1ADE46A87F20D7933150CCA77BD21FDB51F394112E045BD9A12D51980763E85FFA95CCAEFE6AB679AFF962AC500CD2C0EE53ECBC1B&sql=10:v8420rjar489

My favorite line: "...everything is scaled for the biggest arena in the universe". Sweet.

nancyboy (nancyboy), Thursday, 5 January 2006 02:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
I'm everywhere!

Anyway, I like me the band Visitations, who I talk about here, and their lead guy Brendan under his Garm moniker included a cover of "Symptom" on The Acid Skull 205 that I now share via YSI:

Garm -- "Symptom of the Universe"

Do enjoy, if enjoy it you do.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 March 2006 03:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Awful boring druggy shite.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 10 March 2006 04:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Also, way up thread, people keep saying that the first 5 Sabbath albums are great. This track is from their 6th album. Collect them all people!

Nate Carson, Saturday, 3 January 2009 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is the song of songs

Fursona (real life tauren ^_^) (cankles), Saturday, 3 January 2009 01:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love how the heaviest metal riff of all time morphs into this samba/flamenco noodly thing at the end.

redmond, Saturday, 3 January 2009 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is the krautrockiest sabbath song

well, one of the krautrockiest

what we do is secrete (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 3 January 2009 03:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

the end is definitely influenced by side 2 of led zeppelin IV

cutty, Saturday, 3 January 2009 03:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Thrill Of It All" is more "kraut"-ier, as in it bounces between the harder rock Guru Guru and Amon Duul II, even during THEE SHIFT on that song when the synths kick in, the disco is on, and Ozzy falsettos "AAAAAAAAAAOOOOW YEEEEEEEEEEAH!"

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Saturday, 3 January 2009 06:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Ha, I like how I was invoked above. And yes it is January and yes I am playing this song of songs again YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 January 2009 07:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

one of sabbath's greatest songs. pity the album as a whole is inconsistent with bizarre arrangements and forays into the orchestral offsetting the potency of the tunes on offer.

Charlie Howard, Monday, 19 January 2009 07:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have not heard Sabotage, but I really REALLY want to....Symptom is second only to Children of the Grave & Supernaut in my book (with Cornucopia right on its heels...man what a great band!)

Test Tube Teens from the Year 1754 (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 19 January 2009 14:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sabbath albums 5-8 are great BECAUSE they are inconsistent, mostly. Never SAy Die! is consistent though, and also great. But Sabotage is at least the best of these four.

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Sabotage's "inconsistency" = its basic weirdness, right?

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 19 January 2009 16:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't think they're even weird. It's more a matter of degrees. The first four Sabbath albums are, more or less, this atomic molecule that changed the weight of rock, but still, as much as I think the first four are vital and important, I got tired of them, so the looseness and variety of the next four Sabbath albums was really nice, even if they were made under less than ideal circumstances wrt the band on drugs, getting along, falling apart.

Never Say Die! is great, but in the grimmest way wrt the band. That album is the sound of a band trying to run the 10 meter dash, and just slowing down around meter 2 or so. It's (untentionally?) thematic in a sense. The quasi-random instrumental "Break Out" is a key track here. It's kinda like Sabbath's dirgey "L.A. Blues". Still the songs are very strong here.

There isn't a Sabbath album among the first 8 that sucks. Technical Ecstasy is the worst of the 8 only that it's merely good. It does have a handful of their worst songs of that era, though. ("Rock N Roll Doctor", "Gypsy" -- even though "Gypsy" has good parts in it.)

I like the first three Ozzy solo albums, but the best one is as good as Technical Ecstasy at best.

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

And I love "It's Alright". Go Bill!

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know what I mean by "weird": It's like they were listening to a lot of Queen or something.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 19 January 2009 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Althought that's a real simplification.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 19 January 2009 16:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good post above, Mackro. I always thought the first half of Gypsy was great (fantastic riff), the second half some of the worst shit Sabbath has ever done.

Never Say Die is great.

Bill Magill, Monday, 19 January 2009 16:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

..and Cheap Trick, and Thin Lizzy, and pretty much many 70s hard rock and/or poprock bands well established by then, yeah

if you see a 1978-era Sabbath show, you'll see Bill Ward invented the "crusty" look, easily.

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

(ok, fine, "crusty" is def. Bad Brains fashion worship. Bill Ward dreads just coincided.)

909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Never Say Die is great.

YES YES YES YES YES

there is some amazing stuff on NSD. do not listen to haters.

HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

And I love "It's Alright". Go Bill!

― 909090909 Rivethed Brikkchin Reverk now DANZ (Mackro Mackro), Monday, January 19, 2009 11:40 AM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark

^this!

hey man dont look at me i dont vote (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

and i know it's just cover art. but just look at this and say this isn't fucking awesome

http://i18.tinypic.com/47xnegy.jpg

Ashee Bolanalli (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

proto-Daft Punk fashion?

Ashee Bolanalli (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

weird, I was listening to sabotage non-stop over the holidays and decided my favorite sabbath albums are paranoid, master of reality, and sabotage.

this poll had me listening to vol 4 again like mad, but after all these years I still don't get the love for that album. you wanna talk about inconsistency?

"wheels of confusion" - yawn
"tomorrow's dream" - ok
"changes" - awesome mellotron but if you're a third of the way through yr sabbath album and the best song so far is a ballad there is a problem
"fx" - oh wait you are right this album rocks!
"supernaut" - don't get it. not a bad a song, definitely a good one. but I'm clearly not feeling it the way others are.
"snowblind" - now this is a great song!
"cornucopia" - another great song!
"laguna sunrise" - love the iommi mellow instrumentals. this isn't better than "orchid" but it's pretty damn good. wow, maybe this album is turning around!
"st vitus dance" - nope. note to sabbath: you are not the allman bros.
"under the sun" - can't even remember what this one sounds like. I think it's good + doomy? I'm too wracked with disappointment to pay attention.

compare with sabotage:
"hole in the sky" - great song, and love the way they start with the noise of fiddling and getting ready to start, it's like this is a BAND
"don't start (too late)" - it's filler but it's so short who cares
"symptom of the universe" - omfg OMFG
"megalomania" - okay at this point I've got almost 20 minutes of riff perfection, why you no like this album?
"the thrill of it all" - a good-not-great song, but that's all I need to keep my high going at this point
"supertzar" - kind of dopey but kind of cool in that wtf-is-sabbath-doing-now way
"am I going insane?" - underrated song, also like how they bury the pop tune in the back of the album
"the writ" - the only problem with this song is that it can't support an 8 minute runtime, gets draggy but starts out great especially if it's cranked

Edward III, Monday, 19 January 2009 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

x-post -- I like how that and Technical were both Hipgnosis designs with blueprint style drawings on the inner art -- an (unintentional?) harbringer of a more tech-obsessed obsessed future in a way (somewhere in here is something that could be said involving the impact of Gary Numan on prog types and Rush's demi-reinvention as New Wave but I'm not Dave Q so I wouldn't be able to explain it as well).

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 January 2009 17:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

the children of the never say die cover appeared on warning's albums:

http://i42.tinypic.com/11ht4as.jpg

HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

"fx" - oh wait you are right this album rocks!
"supernaut" - don't get it. not a bad a song, definitely a good one. but I'm clearly not feeling it the way others are.

^ you must have a defective copy where these tunes are reversed on the record, but correct on the cover.

Bill Magill, Monday, 19 January 2009 17:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol

my "supernaut" allergy is well-established

Edward III, Monday, 19 January 2009 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

edward...i am not rly qualified to explain the appeal of Vol. 4, but i'll give it my best:

"Supernaut": one of Bill Ward's finest moments. In a band where the "riff" has such supremacy, it's really great to hear a song that centers around the percussion, while also having a great riff to boot. Ward is allowed to set the pace from the beginning, and then Iommi comes in, only adding to the momentum with a very catchy guitar riff--not those huge pile-driving riffs built out of powerchords that Iommi specialized in, but just a nice, little, cyclical figure that manages to maintain the tonal quality of the Sabbath Guitar Sound. This propulsive gallop finally subsides into those crunchy, brutal verses, where Ward drums his fucking ass off, only to finish up, not with a chorus, but a return to the original drums/guitar figure, wihtout any cooling of the song's already-considerable momentum...in the middle of this, as if to emphasize that this is Ward's showcase, there is the tribal-sounding drum solo that is admittedly cribbed from the James Gang's "Funk #49". Nevertheless, the hypnotic momentum created in this song is not quite like anything else in the Sabbath catalogue, and group with "Snowblind" & "Cornucopia" (which you seem to already get) it forms the core of the Vol. 4 album, displaying a band that at their heights was about as powerful as rock music got, easily matching anything that came before or after...

I'll do some other songs here in a sec...

hey man dont look at me i dont vote (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 19 January 2009 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

this song is so heavy and perfect

"Set phasers to thrill!" (latebloomer), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

amen brothers.

have it on loud right now, just for the fucking sake of it.

Ant Attack.. (Ste), Monday, 19 January 2009 21:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

January. And once more.

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 January 2011 06:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard this in so long (dont' even know where my copy of Sabotage is). it is time to rectify that.

i love tampon spaceship (San Te), Friday, 21 January 2011 06:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

My 24 year old housemate just discovered all my Black Sabbath remasters so I've been hearing a lot of this lately. No complaints whatsoever.

Nate Carson, Friday, 21 January 2011 08:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha, nice Ned!

(throws goat at Ned... The horns, not the animal.)

Vol 4 is the best but this is a great record. Will play it in honor of Ned.

NYCNative, Friday, 21 January 2011 08:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

OH MY CHILD OF LOVE'S CREATION
COME AND STEP INSIDE MY DREAMMSSSS

Slade Venom Secret Police (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 January 2011 08:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't even care if i got the lyrics wrong f off

Slade Venom Secret Police (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 January 2011 08:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would like a reason to drive for a week with this and the first Lucifer's Friend album as the soundtrack.

Slade Venom Secret Police (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 January 2011 08:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Symptom..." is a truly pummeling song, and is actually improved upon by the funky acoustic jam at the end. When the band comes in right after the initial guitar riff, it sounds like they were shot out of a cannon.

The Curse of Dennis Stratton (Bill Magill), Friday, 21 January 2011 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Stick around for megalomania cuz it is also awesome.
SUCK ME

Trip Maker, Friday, 21 January 2011 15:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Megalomania is so great! Aww man I love that song, it's kinda ridiculous but it pulls it off.

Slade Venom Secret Police (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

It's that time of the year!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 19:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Why thank you for the prompt!

YEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

This is one of my favourite Sabbath songs ever! Ward sounds as if he's about to destroy his drum kit, Ozzy sounds incredibly pissed off and superb riffage throughout. Sabotage remains an underrated piece of work, but some days it's my favourite Sabbath LP.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

Great song, though for a while I was irritated by the end where it gets all groovy/hippified.
― Ian John50n (orion)

OMFG I love this part! I used to play bass many incarnations ago and I always got frustrated when covering this in one of the bands I played with, because we never played the acoustic hippie funk coda. Balearic Sabbath is great and I wont hear otherwise.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 20:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

all my Black Sabbath remasters

o this has been? my copy sounds like shit compared to the others

j., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

Ditto Moka
And that “day in the life” style transition from heavy to groovy

calstars, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 23:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Mellow Sabbath is some of the best Sabbath
There are worse ways to pass the late afternoon than to put “solitude” on repeat

calstars, Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

"we sail through endless skies" my mellow sabbath album

https://open.spotify.com/user/matthelgeson/playlist/6KAiYTobROEmgOk0uDMQJh

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Veddy nice

calstars, Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

I still give that one a spin every now and then!
(xpost)

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:55 (nine months ago) Permalink


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