Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Song by Song Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Musicman1998, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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    Now that my Never Mind The Bollocks thread is wrapping up, I will start my next thread for, you all asked for it, so here it is...
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    Before we start....
    Ground Rules
    1. Keep all discussion to the song at hand or songsthat have already been discussed so as to not disrupt the flow.
    2. Please explains all thoughts in depth I'd simply because that leads to more fruitful discussion than "This Rocks" or "This Sucks".
     
  2. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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  3. MusicMatt

    MusicMatt Quality over Quantity

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    I only first heard this album in its entirety a few years ago so I'm going to look forward to the discussion.
     
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  4. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

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    Cool
     
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  5. sathvyre

    sathvyre formerly known as ABBAmaniac

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    I always loved the first riffs of "Cornucopia" and "Under The Sun"...pure Darkness !!!
     
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  6. tinnox

    tinnox Forum Resident

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  7. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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    Wait until we get to those songs
     
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  8. tinnox

    tinnox Forum Resident

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    Like the new avatar, old record of yours.
     
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  9. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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    It was an Image I found
     
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  10. Murph

    Murph Formerly 7/4 war furor

    Some of Geezers best lyrics lie in this album! Vamos!!
     
  11. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    My favourite Sabbath album, when are we allowed to say anything about it?
     
  12. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Song of the Bailing Man

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    I have been on a Sabbath kick since Saturday, good timing :righton:
     
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  13. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

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    I’m in
     
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  14. SonicBob

    SonicBob Forum Resident

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    I love Vol. 4. Looking forward to the discussion...
     
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  15. 303 Squadron

    303 Squadron Well-Known Member

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    IMO apart from the cover art, everything about this album is brilliant. My favourite one from BS.
     
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  16. Doggiedogma

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  17. tinnox

    tinnox Forum Resident

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    I think the cover art is iconic and the music is fantastic. A great LP
     
  18. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    One of their very best in my opinion... I was in junior high school when this came out and our band quickly added some of this to our set list... ;)
     
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  19. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

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    First I thought it was a mismatch of record and cover, but looks like it's the French Vertigo, oui monsieur.
     
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  20. Cheevyjames

    Cheevyjames Forum Resident

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    Cool album, can't wait to get into this one!
     
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  21. tinnox

    tinnox Forum Resident

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    So many of my favorite Iommi riffs are on this album.
     
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  22. samsondale

    samsondale Forum Resident

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    Probably my favorite Sabbath album. Certainly the one I listened to as a troubled teen in the late '70s.
     
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  23. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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    Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener:

    We open this record with the epic Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener, Which kicks off with a mournful Iommi lead, Bill Ward’s drumming beautifully accompianying it, as is Geezer (when you can hear him, he’s fairly muffled in the mix here), and then Iommi throws out another one of his awesome riffs at :21 with Ozzy at :38, and the latter sounds great on here, belt out Geezer’s lyrics to another one of his great vocal melodies, and pinning all three of them is Bill Ward’s awesome unorthodox drumming which is so crucial to the Sabbath sound, and he is incredible on here, but they all. And when Iommi switches it up at 2:26, it’s just as awesome; also worth noting is some of the textures of Mellotron he adds here and there and throughout the album, and it adds a certain atmosphere to the track, very spacey and fairly eerie. This track is constantly switching it up, it constantly keeps me interesting, and then at 5:27, we get The Straightener, which is such an awesome coda, between the duh duh DUH duh on the Mellotron and Iommi ripping it up on guitar, Bill Ward anchoring the track all the way through, excellent s***, and what a way to open the album!
     
  24. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

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    Volume 4 is my favorite Sabbath record with Ozzy. Many hours spent in my room listening to this. It can really get in your head (in a good way).
     
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  25. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic Thread Starter

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    Live in 1972:
     
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