View Full Version : Bill Ward firing on all cylinders!
07-06-2009, 09:47 AM
First time I have seen this video of Black Sabbath turning in a stunning performance of "War Pigs" in Paris in 1970:
Everyone talks about Bonham (understandably), but damn! Bill Ward powers this one along like a pair of locomotives. :bow I don't know how his kit survives the pounding. Great vocals by Ozzy, too. For you youngsters who only know him as a shambling, incoherent old man, this shows you why we loved him back in the day.
07-06-2009, 10:29 AM
07-06-2009, 09:13 PM
I agree. Bill Ward is fantastic! Thanks for sharing that link.
07-06-2009, 09:15 PM
I saw them in 04 and was very impressed at how tight and powerful Bill, Geezer and Tony were (better than the cds). Ozzy was there too
07-06-2009, 09:16 PM
also, its a fun factoid that Bonham and Ward were childhood friends and they use to get together and jam
07-06-2009, 09:26 PM
I love that vid!!! I'm surprised there was anything left of his drum set but a pile of sawdust after that!!:dude
I never get over how much I love Iommi's tone at that point in time either!!
07-06-2009, 09:35 PM
That was f@king awesome!!!!!
07-06-2009, 10:44 PM
very nice, a good drummer is the backbone of any good band..there is a show on one of the kissology dvd's and peter criss is just drumming his ass off...
isnt that video something!!
the videos of early sabbath were brutally powerful and had the sort of jazz influence 'cream' had playing live.
when bill ward was on (most of the time imo) he was unsurpassed.
07-06-2009, 11:09 PM
I can't imagine how it was in 1970 when no one had heard power chords of this magnitude...
07-07-2009, 12:03 AM
Yeah!! Check out from 3:08 on. Pounding!!! Cool vid.
07-07-2009, 01:32 AM
ya, that kicks ass
That was awesome !!! Thanks for posting that vid.
07-07-2009, 07:44 AM
I'll watch this when I get home.
I love old Sabbath.
I was maybe 10 or 11 maybe when I 'borrowed' my older brothers 8 track of 'Masters of Reality'.
Been a big fan ever since.
Lots of times when I'm home alone and I can crank it up a bit I'll go through the old classics. Snowblind, War Pigs, Supernaut, Fairies Wear Boots, Wheels of Confusion, Spiral Architect, Symptom of the Universe, Children of the Grave, Into the Void, Sweet Leaf...the list goes on & on.
Great, great band.
You see the logs he was using for drumsticks?
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