Monday, October 20, 2008

What's in the CD Player?

Well, this weekend it was back-to-back listening of Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and "Sabotage." Looking out the window at the Octoberness of it all, leaves swirling around in eddies of chilly air.

Who am I kidding? Black Sabbath is basically a staple of my listening tastes... I like classic rock, or heavy metal, whatever you want to call it. Sometimes just psychedelic rock...

I can usually be found listening to The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more modern hard rock like Metallica.

Black Sabbath's fifth album, "Sabbath Bloody Sabath" has a rather haunting album cover, the back of the album being a family mourning a dying relative and the front of the album showing, perhaps, what is going on in the other realm... Interesting, eh?

"Sabotage" is much more subdued by comparison. Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward's red tights...egad...

Both "Sabotage" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" are far more artsy in nature than the First Four Black Sabbath Albums. They still have the heavy edge of earlier Black Sabbath offerings, but also have the rather eerie keyboards that you would find in more subdued music. Rick Wakeman, Keyboardist for the band Yes, was brought in for "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", for example.

Interesting music, to say the least. Contrary to the critics and some people who shall remain unnamed, they remain one of the most popular bands in the history of modern music. 8-)

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