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Black Sabbath vs Deep Purple

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Poll Question: 1970-1975 period
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Warthur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 05:30
Sabbath. Invented three or four different subgenres of heavy metal with their first few albums, then kicked themselves to the front rank of the NWOBHM during the Dio years. I like some of Purple's stuff, but I've never found any of their albums to be as consistent as Sabbath's best - there always seems to be filler cluttering up the place. (Farmer's Daughter, anyone?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abstrakt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 11:43
Both bands are great and i love them both, but to me, the first bunch of Sabbath albums were - and is still some of the best albums ever. I can't really say that about Deep Purple's albums. They're just really, really good Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 11:55

I gave my vote to Purple but love both, in fact the reason about my vote should be that Purple did more good singles.....

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wjohnd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2011 at 05:23

Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Sabbath was much more consistent album-wise over that time period. To be honest, if you have Deep Purple's Made in Japan, that's all you really need from that group.

i agree, even though i was a purple fan in the 70s, even MiJ t hasn't aged well.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PROGMAN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 08:36
Both bands are Brilliant.

I also like the diversity in the Sabbath albums.
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Love Purple and have many albums, but Sabbath are my all time favourite band. More original, more exciting, more varied and more progressive. A close contest, but not that close!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kirillov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 14:43
Black Sabbath, I'd even taken them over Led Zep
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fragile Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 18:48

Haven't been on here in a long while and I find a discussion on Purple and Sabbath two of the rock bands I grew up with in 1970's onwards. Purple's In Rock for me is the greatest rock album ever it has everything and whilst I love Sabbath's first and Paranoid  nothing touches ' In Rock'  but then again Uriah Heep were better than both of them,ain't that right Mr Easy Living??
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No contest for me - Purple
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2011 at 03:26
Originally posted by DiamondDog DiamondDog wrote:

No contest for me - Purple


...is what I would have said some years ago. But I find myself more and more drawn to the doom-gloom and bleak colours of a 70s industrial Birmingham wasteland that formed early Sabbath. Both Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan seems slightly over-the-top and a bit puerile in comparison, but Purple is still wonderful in their own melodic and more playful way.

Tough to decide. Both are seminal bands.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2011 at 03:27

Both excellent, almost a tie in that era, but Sabbath is a better fit for my taste.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote St Hubbins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 29 2011 at 10:23

Purple v Sabbath - well let's see

Gillan v Osbourne - it has to be Gillan no contest
Glover v Butler - A close one, both are good musicians &, song writers, Butler shades it as a better lyracist
Paice v Ward - Paice is world class, no disgrace for Ward losing this one
Blackmore v Iommi - As much as I love Purple, a clue of my bias here, I can't separate the two so a tie
Lord v Nicholls - Do I really need to answer this one Lord of course
 
So Purple it is
Here lies David St Hubbins
and why not....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progressivemetalhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2011 at 13:25
black sabbath vs deep purple   ==   beer vs water

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Sabbath has the superior riffage.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wjohnd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 11:07
Originally posted by St Hubbins St Hubbins wrote:

Purple v Sabbath - well let's see

Gillan v Osbourne - it has to be Gillan no contest
Glover v Butler - A close one, both are good musicians &, song writers, Butler shades it as a better lyracist
Paice v Ward - Paice is world class, no disgrace for Ward losing this one
Blackmore v Iommi - As much as I love Purple, a clue of my bias here, I can't separate the two so a tie
Lord v Nicholls - Do I really need to answer this one Lord of course
 
So Purple it is
Which just proves Sabbath are so much more than the sum of their parts....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 11:37
Sabbath. I love Jon Lord's hammond organ playing, but overall Sabbath has better songs, better riffs and was more influential.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote halabalushindigus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2011 at 15:09
Sabbath is more frenzied with metal . take sweet leaf..my vote goes to Sabbath

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Purple were one of the first bands I ever loved and collected, still among my favorites.
I respect Sabbath for the influence but I don't like them at all. Even the early albums.
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