Black Sabbath's Original Lineup: Vote for Your 3 Favorites

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by profholt82, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM.

  1. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Metal Expert®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Having a song called "Sweet Leaf" certainly didn't hurt either!

    But, yeah, I've always maintained the downtuning was highly influential. Look at Sleep's Holy Mountain. A virtual copycat to MoR but done out of reverence.
  2. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

    Bronx, NY, USA
    Yes. The best radio station at the time was WNEW at 102.7 FM in NYC. They were pretty adventurous with programming. I didn't know Black Sabbath from Adam until I heard those two tracks, and was hooked. Man! Those deep threatening guitar riffs and Ozzy's tortured strained vocals. Like nothing else at the time.
  3. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

    Newport, NH USA
    Ahh, what the heck. This week it is :

    1. Sabotage
    2. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath
    3. debut
  4. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Voted for:

    1. debut
    2. Master of Reality
    3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

    The debut (U.S. version) will always be my favorite because I heard it first at a young age.
  5. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    I wonder who the first band to copy that tuning was? Did anyone ever use it before Sabbath?
  6. Vangro

    Vangro Well-Known Member

    Vol. 4
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  7. Vangro

    Vangro Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not, the Velvet Underground used it!
  8. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    I like them all but my favorites are Vol. 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage. They really hit their stride on those albums.
  9. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    THREE favorites make this really easy for me.

    Master of Reality, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage. These are the ones I'll revisit the most.
  10. DeadLoss

    DeadLoss Well-Known Member

    Black Sabbath

    stomps, and storms along (most of the time) , like a crossfire hurricane . For me, their most headbangingly danceable album. BS forges tritone torments, crunching and grinding as though part of some primordial sludge; it's an epic game changer. MOR is rifftastic - almost proto-grunge in its approach; the instrumentals feel a bit like filler this time though.
  11. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Metal Expert®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    No idea but that's good question. Further research is warranted.
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  12. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Leslie West has said when he first Tony he could not understand how he was getting that sound. Thought he had some special guitar or something.

    I'm not sure anyone ever did it prior to him. Maybe a track somewhere as an avant-garde experiment or something but certainly not as the basis for a sonic approach to songwriting.
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  13. Emospence

    Emospence Member

    I knew technical ecstasy wasn't well liked, but never say die too? Worth listening for a non sabbath fan?
  14. Yes. Well worth a listen.

    It gets a bad press, but that seems to me like it's based on a couple of sub par tracks which come in late on the album.
  15. husafreak

    husafreak Active Member

    NorCal, Bay Area
    This thread is bumming me out. It's like asking to pick your favorite children. I'm just not ready. Maybe tomorrow.
  16. ericc2000

    ericc2000 Well-Known Member

    Tulsa, OK, USA
    Sabotage is my favorite.

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