Post by sabbracadabra on Nov 26, 2008 6:36:47 GMT -8
The Sab's PARANOID album. This particular vinyl 'Quadradisc' release, from 1974 on Warners, throws up a few nuances throughout the album.
'War Pigs' offers the biggest wow. The earlier intro of the siren near the start is such a catch out, just superb! But it's the ending of the song that is nuts - no speeded up last few seconds - but like what the 'original' original must have sounded like! Gulp!
The first time I heard this many years back (and I was totally unaware of it ever happening before up until that point) was beautifully insane.
Post by sabbracadabra on Dec 5, 2008 10:42:07 GMT -8
'Johnny Blade', from the Sab's 'Never Say Die' album, 1978.
Such a catchy and likeable song, though thoughts of their cold days, moody times and edgy tempers in Canada are never far away.
Massive riffs, mammoth drumming, with tinges of delicate Don Airey keyboards are a pure blast. Iommi's pedestrian like solo, though still intimidating, is a scream, whilst the band deliver a great sensation of one being thrown around your own living room. Great!