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The Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne Thread

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 07:28 PM
I grew up listening to Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne. I was into Ozzy before Ozzy was cool. They wouldn't play him on any radio station in the city I grew up in, even though I called and requested all the time. They kept telling me that the radio owners would not approve........


then suddenly not that long ago, maybe 10 years now, maybe less, I started to hear Ozzy and Black Sabbath all over the air waves. I think the show "The Osbourne's" had a lot to do with that.

Ozzy was finally getting the recognition he deserved as an artist.

I dedicate this thread to Ozzy, and Black Sabbath, with and without Ozzy, because well, it is music that goes right into my soul.

I open my Ozzy/Sabbath thread with a totally awesome song, on Black Sabbath's newest album " 13 "

God is Dead?

"God Is Dead?"

Lost in the darkness
I fade from the light
Faith of my father, my brother, my Maker and Savior
Help me make it through the night
Blood on my conscience
And murder in mind
Out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom
Now my body is my shrine

The blood runs free
The rain turns red
Give me the wine
You keep the bread
The voices echo in my head
Is God alive or is God dead?
Is God dead?

Rivers of evil
Run through dying land
Swimming in sorrow, they kill, steal, and borrow. There is no tomorrow
For the sinners will be damned
Ashes to ashes
You cannot exhume a soul
Who do you trust when corruption and lust, creed of all the unjust,
Leaves you empty and unwhole?

When will this nightmare be over? Tell me!
When can I empty my head?
Will someone tell me the answer?
Is God really dead?
Is God really dead?

To safeguard my philosophy
Until my dying breath
I transfer from reality
Into a living dead
I empathize with enemies
Until the timing's right
With God and Satan at my side
From darkness will come light

I watch the rain
As it turns red
Give me more wine
I don't need bread
These riddles that live in my head
I don't believe that God is dead
God is dead

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Wondering if we will meet again
On the other side
Do you believe a word
What the Good Book said?
Or is it just a holy fairytale
And God is dead?
God is Dead [x4]


But still the voices in my head
Are telling me that god is dead
The blood pours down
The rain turns red
I don't believe that God is dead
God is Dead [x4]

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 07:43 PM
--Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne--

All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

Let's Go!

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words

Heirs of a cold war
That's what we've become
Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something' that just isn't fair

Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 07:48 PM
This isn't all just music

The biography of Black Sabbath:

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 07:57 PM

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:00 PM
The Story of Ozzy Osbourne:

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 08:07 PM

Two of my favorites:

The "Wasp, Behind The Wall of Sleep, Bassically and NIB" run through that's on the A side of their first album. Geezer Butler's bass playing is out of control (3:37)...

This another favorite, mainly because it highlights Tony Iommi's awesome lyrics that at times bordered on a sort of Manichaean fanaticism...

"Lord Of This World"

You're searching for your mind don't know where to start
can't find the key to fit the lock on your heart
you think you know but you are never quite sure
your soul is ill but you will not find a cure.

Your world was made for you by someone above
but you chose evil ways instead of love.
You made me master of the world where you exist
the soul I took from you was not even missed.

Lord of this world
Evil possessor
Lord of this world
He's your confessor now!

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 09:50 PM
reply to post by Bybyots

Some Tony Iommi for ya

And to finish the intro...

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath was one of my favorite songs off that first album.

I cannot even describe the feelings it brought to me back then.
Emotions that would just well up and tighten into a ball and scream for something higher.
Strange, especially considering the song, but it was what got me hooked on Black Sabbath.
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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 10:15 PM
One of the best guitarists ever to live and die.
A very rare lesson from Randy Rhodes, teaching diary of a Madman.

To Finish his lesson...

How he died

A "lost" solo by Randy.

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posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 10:25 PM
reply to post by Darkblade71

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

I miss him too and I was sorry when we lost him. He had the best voice ever, thanks for that one, I hadn't heard it in a long time and really enjoyed it. That might be one of the best hard rock songs ever recorded.

I like covers of Black Sabbath songs, too, I am really picky about them though, this is System Of A Down doing Snowblind; it took a while but it really grew on me and I could not get their version out of my head for a while...

And then here is another favorite of mine, with Iommi's elegantly phrased, hash-haze (despite his sobriety) guitar work and Ozz-meister on the inspired angel-robot vocals.


posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 10:57 PM
reply to post by Bybyots

Wow, System of a Down did a pretty good remake

I am impressed!

*throws down some killer bass and guitar*

posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 11:19 PM
Here is a few of songs from Born again, with singer Ian Gillan

He was very under rated in my opinion, I loved his voice.
and Gillan
were all great Black Sabbath singers.

This last one "disturbing the Priest" is rather strange....
but I like it....

He can definitely sing

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posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 12:34 AM
You have brought back so many amazing memories for me like the wild and crazy days of my youth. I too grew up with Black Sabbath. I was even fortunate enough to have met Ozzy and Bill Ward during their Blizzard Of Oz tour. That was in the seventies or was it the eighties? LOL Anyway, awesome thread!!!!!!

It is amazing what bands have to go through sometimes, even on a local level, you have band members arguing over what's best, musical differences, personality conflics and all kinds of drama. Imagine on an international level and being so famous? It can be quite stressful and challenging and my hat goes off to all these guys, what they have endured and the magic of their music that wil live on long after they are gone.

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 05:08 AM
Great thread,I first got into Ozzy in my teens in the early/mid 80's.The first thing of his I heard was Blizzard of Ozz which blew me away and then Diary of a Madman.

By 16 I was heavily into AC/DC,Zeppelin,Hendrix,Deep Purple as well as Metallica,Megadeth,The Who,Stones,The Cult,Sisters of Mercy plus countless others yet somehow I totally missed Sabbath until my brother went to university.He came back with Black Sabbath and Paranoid,when I heard them I was blown away !!!

I love Tony Iommi's guitar playing and think Masters of Reality and Vol 4 are the very best,,Supernaut has to be one of my favourites of all time !!!

I have to agree with Randy Rhoads though,that lad was one of the true greats on the guitar and it's such a shame we never got to hear what he would have gone on to write and play in his career.

As for Ian Gillan being an under rated singer,I'm not really sure if that's exactly true.Don't get me wrong he is one of the best in rock history,that I don't dispute but I think he's renowned and famous for his time with Deep Purple much more than

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by Night Star

Wow, right on!

I never met Ozzy or anyone from Sabbath, but I did play The Sims Online with the woman in this video:
(she gets glowing red eyes at one point) She was very cool and I can't remember what all she said about Ozzy, but said it was a fun time, and that it gave her some claim to fame for a little while with her buddies.

That was as close as I ever got to meeting anyone around Ozzy.

I can't imagine the drama that follows groups like this around.

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by fastbob72

As for Ian Gillan being an under rated singer,I'm not really sure if that's exactly true.Don't get me wrong he is one of the best in rock history,that I don't dispute but I think he's renowned and famous for his time with Deep Purple much more than

That is what I mean. His work in Sabbath never got really appreciated.
At least not at the time.

It sounds like you pretty much went the route I I did with music.

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 07:37 AM

I don't know why my friends did this, but a lot of them tattooed Ozzy on their knuckles.
Personally, although I am a big fan of Ozzy's, I never did this, and I am glad I didn't.

In fact, I don't have any tattoos but do plan on getting a couple.

I remember when Ozzy was scheduled to come to Duluth MN back in the 80's and I was so pumped on going to his concert, and then he cancelled at the last minute. Had something to do with a sore throat , but I also heard it was because it was to cold and he couldn't stand -20 f. Either way, it was my one and only chance to see him in concert, and he cancelled. That sucked, and I actually held hard feelings over it for a while, but I got over it eventually...

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posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 08:16 AM
I was totally surprised when I found these John Lennon songs Ozzy did.

I almost like Ozzy's versions better than John's. I never liked John Lennon until I got much older and his music suddenly dawned on me. I can't believe for years I had thought he was a pansy. What was I thinking?

Then when Ozzy did these songs, I fell in love with them immediately all over again.

John Lennon's "How"

This one blew me away.
"Working Class hero"

It is almost like John Lennon wrote this for Ozzy.

And a Beatles tune as well

"In My Life"

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 08:20 AM
Ozzy even did a Bee Gee's song, Ozzy disco!

"Stayin' Alive"

"We're going to dance with the devil"

I loved it!
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posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal - On The Road

Follow the trail of Black Sabbath through the UK.

This film investigates the original heavy metal sound born in the UK, as pioneered by musical heroes Black Sabbath in the 1970s. After an initial meet with Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Jesse plans a pilgrimage to the UK to get the behind-the-scenes facts on how Sabbath formed and what they were like on the road; why the Midlands was such a fertile breeding ground for heavy metal; and how the term "heavy metal" came about in the first place. Buckle up and come along for the ride. Heavy metal thunder's gonna reign.

Taken from the same youtube link.

posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 07:27 AM
No Black Sabbath Thread would be complete without these songs:

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