Black Sabbath

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  • 03-30-2006, 10:57 AM
    Mayonnaise
    Black Sabbath
    Rhino Records just put out a good single disc Black Sabbath ďhitsĒ cd. I bought it to fill out the gaps in my collection. I havenít heard the music in a long time. Sounds good.

    But...

    Iím older now and I can't help thinking of all the parents that downright freaked when they heard this stuff coming out of their teenage sonís bedroom. These sounds were scary.

    Iím talking serious conversations about what is wrong with this kid and where did we go wrong.

    Is it not essential that good rock is supposed to freak out your parents?
  • 03-30-2006, 11:23 AM
    MindGoneHaywire
    No. There is an appeal to that, but it's hardly necessary. I've never had a problem with, for instance, my mother liking Lou Reed. It's one less thing to disagree on, one more thing to bond on. Generational gaps don't have to be absolute. On the other hand, she drew the line at the Dead Kennedys, and that was fine, too. There was something about seeing how freaked out she got from hardcore punk that did add, or enhance, something to enjoying the stuff. When you're a teenager that counts for more than it probably does later on, though.
  • 03-30-2006, 12:27 PM
    -Jar-
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mayonnaise
    Rhino Records just put out a good single disc Black Sabbath ďhitsĒ cd. I bought it to fill out the gaps in my collection. I havenít heard the music in a long time. Sounds good.

    But...

    Iím older now and I can't help thinking of all the parents that downright freaked when they heard this stuff coming out of their teenage sonís bedroom. These sounds were scary.

    Iím talking serious conversations about what is wrong with this kid and where did we go wrong.

    Is it not essential that good rock is supposed to freak out your parents?

    I'll have to compare it to the track list for the Black Sabbath "Greatest Hits" album that I have.. it's some import vinyl I picked up way way back, has a very cool cover - a painting by Bruegel called TRIUMPH OF DEATH (all these skeletons killing and hoarding the townspeople into a huge casket.. it's completely evil now, I can't imagine what people thought of it back when it was painted).. anyway, I listened to that thing so many times, it's all scratched to hell, but what a great collection of music it was. Those old songs have aged very well. For a few years, this was all the Sabbath I owned, until I started picking up their proper albums:

    01. Paranoid
    02. N.I.B.
    03. Changes
    04. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    05. Iron Man
    06. Black Sabbath
    07. War Pigs
    08. Laguna Sunrise
    09. Tomorrow's Dream
    10. Sweet Leaf

    I'll have to check out that new comp. I've always held off on buying the cds of their albums because I never knew what the offical releases were.. Most of them I have on old vinyl. Seems to be the proper way to listen to Sabbath anyways..

    -jar
  • 03-30-2006, 12:43 PM
    Duds
    box set
    I recommend the box set: the first 7 albums remastered, a dvd, and a nice book.

    There's also a nice 2 disc greatest hits import cd through Musicrama, very nice collection!!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by -Jar-
    I'll have to compare it to the track list for the Black Sabbath "Greatest Hits" album that I have.. it's some import vinyl I picked up way way back, has a very cool cover - a painting by Bruegel called TRIUMPH OF DEATH (all these skeletons killing and hoarding the townspeople into a huge casket.. it's completely evil now, I can't imagine what people thought of it back when it was painted).. anyway, I listened to that thing so many times, it's all scratched to hell, but what a great collection of music it was. Those old songs have aged very well. For a few years, this was all the Sabbath I owned, until I started picking up their proper albums:

    01. Paranoid
    02. N.I.B.
    03. Changes
    04. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    05. Iron Man
    06. Black Sabbath
    07. War Pigs
    08. Laguna Sunrise
    09. Tomorrow's Dream
    10. Sweet Leaf

    I'll have to check out that new comp. I've always held off on buying the cds of their albums because I never knew what the offical releases were.. Most of them I have on old vinyl. Seems to be the proper way to listen to Sabbath anyways..

    -jar

  • 03-30-2006, 12:49 PM
    3-LockBox
    I was very young (6 or 7) when Black Sabbath was all the rage (first couple of albums). My older brother listened to Sabbath all the time. Hell, forget my parents, Sabbath scared the hell outt a me!

    I didn't develope an appreciation for Sabbath until my late teens, prolly cuz Ozzy was big. I found Paranoid to be a killer album. It is essential as far as hardrock/heavy metal goes. And yes, it still holds up pretty well.