History Music / BlackSabbath

20th Jun '18 12:10:55 PM SoberIrishman
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* ShoutOut: "The Law Maker" includes the line "Silver mountains won't save you from Hell, the Prince of Darkness inside you will dwell", references to RonnieJamesDio and OzzyOsbourne respectively.

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* ShoutOut: "The Law Maker" includes the line "Silver mountains won't save you from Hell, the Prince of Darkness inside you will dwell", references to RonnieJamesDio Music/RonnieJamesDio and OzzyOsbourne Music/OzzyOsbourne respectively.
20th Jun '18 12:10:25 PM SoberIrishman
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* ShoutOut: "The Law Maker" includes the line "Silver mountains won't save you from Hell, the Prince of Darkness inside you will dwell", references to RonnieJamesDio and OzzyOsbourne respectively.
22nd May '18 6:36:19 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* AscendedExtra: "Paranoid". It progressed from a quick filler track to round out the album to a popular single to becoming the TitleTrack due to ExecutiveMeddling (''{{Music/Paranoid}}'' was going to be called ''War Pigs'' until their record company, Vertigo, balked at possible backlash due to the then-ongoing {{UsefulNotes/The Vietnam War}}).

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* AscendedExtra: "Paranoid". It progressed from [[AlbumFiller a quick filler track to round out the album album]] to a popular single to becoming the TitleTrack due to ExecutiveMeddling (''{{Music/Paranoid}}'' was going to be called ''War Pigs'' until their record company, Vertigo, balked at possible backlash due to the then-ongoing {{UsefulNotes/The [[{{UsefulNotes/The Vietnam War}}).War}} Vietnam War]]).
21st May '18 12:09:55 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* AscendedExtra: "Paranoid". It progressed from a quick filler track to round out the album to a popular single to becoming the TitleTrack due to ExecutiveMeddling (''Paranoid'' was going to be called ''War Pigs'' until the record company got scared)

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* AscendedExtra: "Paranoid". It progressed from a quick filler track to round out the album to a popular single to becoming the TitleTrack due to ExecutiveMeddling (''Paranoid'' (''{{Music/Paranoid}}'' was going to be called ''War Pigs'' until the their record company got scared) company, Vertigo, balked at possible backlash due to the then-ongoing {{UsefulNotes/The Vietnam War}}).
12th Apr '18 8:23:29 PM DiamondInTheRobot
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* 2017 - ''The End''
7th Mar '18 7:39:13 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* AscendedExtra: "Paranoid". It progressed from a quick filler track to round out the album to a popular single to becoming the TitleTrack due to ExecutiveMeddling (''Paranoid'' was going to be called ''War Pigs'' until the record company got scared)
10th Feb '18 8:08:43 PM azraelfinalstar
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* FilkSong: "The Wizard" is about [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]].



* GodIsGood: Quoth "After Forever": "God is the only way to love"



** It was always an occasional theme, but it really took over when Dio joined the band. Fans of Dio weren't surprised by this in the slightest.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally range from 5-7. They were ''the'' 10 for their day however.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally range from 5-7. They were ''the'' 10 for their day however.however, and have on occasion hit a low 8 by today's standards.


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** The music video for "Bible Black" (played in the band's Heaven and Hell incarnation) features an angel as a childlike silhouette.
7th Feb '18 11:04:17 PM Edgecrusher666
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* IAmTheBand: Tony Iommi.



* AerithAndBob: The original lineup. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and... Bill Ward.

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* AerithAndBob: The original lineup. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, and... Bill Ward.



* {{Determinator}}: Tony Iommi. First he loses 2 fingertips on his fretting hand -- no big deal, melt down soap bottles to make fake ones and tune your guitar down half a step [[note]] For those of you who aren't music-savvy, musical notes are assigned letters from A - G with sharps (#) or flats (b) assigned to notes halfway between the "standard" notes with the exceptions of B and E (so A, B, and C would be going up full steps, while A, A#, B, C, C# would be counting the half-steps). If a note passes G# or A, it cycles forward to an A or back to a G# respectively, albeit one octave higher/lower... Anyway, guitars are normally tuned from the thickest to thinnest strings to the notes of E-A-D-G-B-E, so the half-step down would be tuned to D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#, which has less tension to work with, making fretting / bending the strings easier for someone with less strength in those fingers while unintentionally making the music sound "darker" due to the lower notes. And now you know.[[/note]] (and create music history in the process). Then some 50 years later he gets lymphoma. No big deal, go back to England to continue treatment, ship your bandmates out there with you so you can still work on the album, ''and still plan to tour that summer''. Badass incarnate right there.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Tony Iommi's signature low-tuned guitar style (see the note above for more info), which almost ''every'' subsequent heavy metal band emulates, evolved as a result of him losing two fingertips in an industrial accident and struggling to find a way to play that wasn't unbearably painful, ultimately stringing his guitar with banjo strings and making himself a pair of prosthetic fingertips from melted-down soap bottles. (He was largely inspired by Music/DjangoReinhardt, who similarly adapted to playing guitar after two of his fingers were paralyzed.)
* DungeonMastersGirlfriend: Sharon Osbourne (née Arden), daughter of the band's first manager, the feared Don Arden. Sharon proved she'd learned from Daddy by poaching Sabbath and becoming their manager; she famously married Ozzie and is still the power behind the shaky and teetering Dark Throne. She even turned at least one (possibly) murder attempt by Ozzie to her advantage and has steered his career ever since...

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* {{Determinator}}: Tony Iommi. First he loses 2 two fingertips on his fretting hand -- no big deal, melt down soap bottles to make fake ones and tune your guitar down half a step [[note]] For those of you who aren't music-savvy, musical notes are assigned letters from A - G with sharps (#) or flats (b) assigned to notes halfway between the "standard" notes with the exceptions of B and E (so A, B, and C would be going up full steps, while A, A#, B, C, C# would be counting the half-steps). If a note passes G# or A, it cycles forward to an A or back to a G# respectively, albeit one octave higher/lower... Anyway, guitars are normally tuned from the thickest to thinnest strings to the notes of E-A-D-G-B-E, so the half-step down would be tuned to D#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#, which has less tension to work with, making fretting / bending the strings easier for someone with less strength in those fingers while unintentionally making the music sound "darker" due to the lower notes. And now you know.[[/note]] (and create music history in the process). Then some 50 years later he gets lymphoma. No big deal, go back to England to continue treatment, ship your bandmates out there with you so you can still work on the album, ''and still plan to tour that summer''. Badass incarnate right there.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Tony Iommi's signature low-tuned guitar style (see the note above for more info), which almost ''every'' subsequent heavy metal band emulates, evolved as a result of him losing two fingertips in an industrial accident and struggling to find a way to play that wasn't was not unbearably painful, ultimately stringing his guitar with banjo strings and making himself a pair of prosthetic fingertips from melted-down soap bottles. (He was largely inspired by Music/DjangoReinhardt, who similarly adapted to playing guitar after two of his fingers were paralyzed.)
* DungeonMastersGirlfriend: Sharon Osbourne (née Arden), daughter of the band's first manager, the feared Don Arden. Sharon proved she'd she had learned from Daddy daddy by poaching Sabbath and becoming their manager; she famously married Ozzie Ozzy and is still the power behind the shaky and teetering Dark Throne. She even turned at least one (possibly) murder attempt by Ozzie Ozzy to her advantage and has steered his career ever since...
6th Feb '18 2:41:56 PM Edgecrusher666
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!! Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)

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!! Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic'':)
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* '''''Terrence "Geezer" Butler''''' - bass, vocals, mellotron, synthesizer, nose flute (196885, 199094, 19972006, 20112017)

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* '''''Terrence '''Terrence "Geezer" Butler''''' Butler''' - bass, vocals, mellotron, synthesizer, nose flute (196885, 199094, 19972006, 20112017)



* '''''Tony Iommi''''' - guitar, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (19682006, 20112017)

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* '''''Tony Iommi''''' '''Tony Iommi''' - guitar, guitars, vocals, flute, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, organ, bagpipes, harp (19682006, 20112017)



* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (196877, 197879, 19972006, 20112017)

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* '''''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne '''[[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]]''''' Osbourne]]''' - lead vocals, harmonica, synthesizer (196877, 197879, 19972006, 20112017)


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* FiveManBand: the final touring lineup
** TheLeader: Tony
** TheLancer: Ozzy
** TheSmartGuy: Adam
** TheBigGuy: Geezer
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Tommy
31st Jan '18 2:41:48 PM AgProv
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* DungeonMastersGirlfriend: Sharon Osbourne (née Arden), daughter of the band's first manager, the feared Don Arden. Sharon proved she'd learned from Daddy by poaching Sabbath and becoming their manager; she famously married Ozzie and is still the power behind the shaky and teetering Dark Throne. She even turned at least one (possibly) murder attempt by Ozzie to her advantage and has steered his career ever since...
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