Black Sabbath Vol 4

Black Sabbath release “Vol 4” on September 25, 1972. The great Lester Bangs, who wasn’t a fan of the Sabbath’s earlier albums, came around with this one:

“We have seen the Stooges take on the night ferociously and go tumbling into the maw, and Alice Cooper is currently exploiting it for all it’s worth, turning it into a circus. But there’s only one band that’s dealt with it honestly on terms meaningful to vast portions of the audience, not only grappling with it in a mythic structure that’s both personal and powerful but actually managing to prosper as well. And that band is Black Sabbath.”

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