Came back to Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

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  1. Bunky

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    When I listened to this album when I was younger I was kinda only so-so on it, now it might be my favorite BS, even though I don't need to hear Fluff or that synthesizer heavy track, a lot of hooks on this album.
     
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    ya, a very good album that I revisited recently as well.
     
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    Most of the songs are synth heavy on that album it's just that you hear it more on some. Rick Wakeman was the kb player for that album. It's my #2 Sabbath album and I love it.

    Ozzy was at his best vocal wise for SBS.
     
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    before i heard the original, I heard the Anthrax cover.. I though the song was called 747.:brick
     
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    One of my favorites in childhood, my grandfather gave me that record for Christmas when it came out. I was 10--mind blown. Still listen occasionally. Heavy borrowing from Moody Blues string arrangements on Spiral Architect. Favorites are Killing Yourself to Live, A National Acrobat and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, of course.
     
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    Did your grandfather listen to the album?? My first Sabbath album at about 9 or 10, and still my favorite. I got Paranoid shortly thereafter (which I also love), but it's always started and ended with SBS for me.
     
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    His son--my uncle--had the first LP and Masters of Reality, so he was no stranger to the music, although he was a jazz musician. I used to go with my grandfather to the local department store, Two Guys, which had a good record department. We went often together. No doubt he helped trigger my fanaticism with record hunting which began in my teens.
     
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    This one holds a special place in my heart because as a young kid I only had "we sold our souls for rock and roll" and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. I always thought this one had the coolest production too.
     
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    Revisiting Sabbath is never a bad thing.
     
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    That was the first really heavy rock album I heard in my life. It changed everything for me. Still love it to this day.
     
  11. Lance

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    Cool! I did not know that.

    I remember when they first came back in 1998, and they had Ozzy's drummer on that tour. Oz just wasn't able to hit that stuff, so they dropped it from the set list.
     
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    Dude, Fluff is a great track! Can't be balls to the wall all the time.
     
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    I never left it. That album is amazing.
     
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    Yup, their finest hour with the original line up. Spectacular album all around. Sabotage might be a close runner up, however.
     
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    I prefer the latter slightly, mainly because you can hear them starting to come off the rails, and therefore there's more danger and chaos, which I like. It's also slightly heavier. SBS is the work of a band with all elements working perfectly.
     
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    I'm sitting here with my iPad at my son's baseball practice and I can still hear every single note of that record in my memory.
     
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    Possibly my least fav album of the original lineup. It never clicked with me and always sounded rehashed some how.

    TG
     
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    Killer album.......the artwork entranced me as a kid.
    What is amazing to me,is that they could sound so heavy with such wimpy production.
    Not that it's bad production, but the drums are really distant.
     
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    Vol 4 is the peak of the original band for me. SBS was never one of my favorites, but i have come to like it more and more as time passes.

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    Okay so i had a lengthy commute today, and decided to revisit some of the older Sabbath albums. I actually prefer "Sabotage" and (gasp!) even "Technical Ecstasy" to SBS.
    SBS does have the best artwork though!

    On a related note, Bill Ward was just an absolute monster back then. IMO he deserves the same accolades that Moon and Bonzo get when talking about great 70's rock drummers.
     
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