War Pigs

Paranoid was released on January 7, 1971 and as a 14 year-old, I remember clearly saying to myself during the first 30 seconds of that maiden listen; “What the hell is going on here?”

49 years later, I find myself saying the same thing — only it’s not the music. Some lyrics never get old.

In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning

Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds

Geezer, Ozzy, Tony and William
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Black Sabbath Concert Setlist at Dane County Coliseum, Madison on February 10, 1974 

In honor of Ozzbo’s birthday … check out the Black Sabbath Setlist of the concert at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, on February 10, 1974 from the Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Tour. Be sure to click on the “Comments” section!

Source: Black Sabbath Concert Setlist at Dane County Coliseum, Madison on February 10, 1974 | setlist.fm

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.”