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SABOTAGE

Black Sabbath

 

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4 stars "Sabotage" was my best favorite Black Sabbath album because for me personally it was, I think, the most solid in album interms of composition and musical drive. Take the opening track "Hole In The Sky": you will get everything you need from rock music from poerful lyrics, excellent musical breaks followed with great riffs and powerful drumming and wonderful vocal delivery by Ozzy. "Symptom of The Universe" which has different kind of style from any typical Balck Sabbath song. "Megalomania" which has excellent drive and energy and also the ambient "Am I Going Insane (Radio)". It's very hard for me to pick any bad track or say .. "not so good" track beacuse all tracks are excellent ones.

This album meant a lot for Black Sabbath because the album title actually represented their anger about the music business."Sabotage" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" moved away from topical issues to reflect brutal realities of music industry. "The Writ" was a diatribe against their former manager; one line went, "You bought and sold me with your lying words". The title "Sabotage" was a reference to their negative experiences with music industry. As Iommi put it: "You've got to be really careful of the business side of it, not to sign anything until you've had it read. First thing to do before you learn to play, is get a lawyer."

"Sabotage" is important for me as well because when this album was released, the cassette version that I purchased had Kansas "Song for America" was featured at leftover portion of the cassette. Since then I knew Kansas. What a nice memory of the past teenage days! Keep on rockin' .....

Pecae on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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