History Music / BlackSabbath

26th Apr '16 2:10:19 PM aye_amber
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* ButtMonkey: Bill was this in the original lineup. Tony, in his book, admits to setting Bill's beard on fire more than once. Usually it sputtered out on its own in a couple seconds and didn't bother him. But once, ah... [[ManOnFire it didn't]]. They still picked on the poor guy, but Tony never again set fire to him.

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* ButtMonkey: Bill was this in the original lineup. Tony, in his book, admits to setting Bill's beard on fire more than once. Usually it sputtered out on its own in a couple seconds and didn't bother him. But once, ah... [[ManOnFire it didn't]]. It didn't.]] They still picked on the poor guy, but Tony never again set fire to him.
26th Apr '16 2:02:57 PM aye_amber
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* HeavyMithril: "The Wizard" is the TropeMaker, and "Children of the Sea" from ''Heaven and Hell'' is similarly classic.

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* HeavyMithril: "The Wizard" is the TropeMaker, {{Trope Maker|s}} and "Children of the Sea" from ''Heaven and Hell'' is similarly classic.
20th Mar '16 11:48:13 PM aye_amber
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* TheStoic: Tony Iommi. He spends most of his time focused purely on his instrument instead of showmanship. This is most obvious in some live videos with Ozzy, who would clap and cheer and jump around beside Tony, who simply stood there (occasionally adopting a power stance). His stage presence is much closer to that of a jazz player than a rock player, which fits given his roots. And all that while wearing a black leather trenchcoat under the hot lights. Must have Kool-Aid for blood.

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* TheStoic: Tony Iommi. He spends most of his time focused purely on his instrument instead of showmanship. This is most obvious in some live videos with Ozzy, who would clap and cheer and jump around beside Tony, who simply stood there (occasionally adopting a power stance). His stage presence is much closer to that of a jazz {{jazz}} player than a rock player, which fits given his roots. And all that while wearing a black leather trenchcoat under the hot lights. Must have Kool-Aid for blood.
11th Mar '16 11:43:32 PM aye_amber
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The band saw [[RevolvingDoorBand multiple line-up changes]] (including a reunion of the Dio-era line-up in 1991) until the original four reunited in 1997. As Ozzy again drifted away from the band in the mid-2000's to focus on his solo career and semi-retirement, the other members reunited with Dio and performed under the name "Heaven and Hell" until Dio's death in 2010.

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The band saw [[RevolvingDoorBand multiple line-up changes]] (including a reunion of the Dio-era line-up in 1991) until the original four reunited in 1997. As Ozzy again drifted away from the band in the mid-2000's to focus on his solo career and semi-retirement, the other members reunited with Dio and performed under the name "Heaven ''Heaven and Hell" Hell'' until Dio's death in 2010.



** Not so much with Bill and Ozzy anymore. In a [[http://dcheavymetal.com/2014/04/18/Interview-With-Bill-Ward-Of-Black-Sabbath/ recent interview]], Bill reveals that he [[http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-lost-a-friend-ozzy-osbourne/ didn't take kindly at all to Ozzy's comments]] that Bill was out of shape and couldn't cut it anymore (in regards to why Bill was offered that "unsignable" contract). He does however still keep in touch with Tony and Geezer, albeit behind the scenes. He's also open to rejoining the band someday, provided the contractual dispute is resolved (and once he fully recovers from a perforated diverticulitis he suffered in September 2013).

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** Not so much with Bill and Ozzy anymore. In a [[http://dcheavymetal.com/2014/04/18/Interview-With-Bill-Ward-Of-Black-Sabbath/ recent interview]], interview,]] Bill reveals that he [[http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-lost-a-friend-ozzy-osbourne/ didn't take kindly at all to Ozzy's comments]] that Bill was out of shape and couldn't cut it anymore (in regards to why Bill was offered that "unsignable" contract). He does however still keep in touch with Tony and Geezer, albeit behind the scenes. He's also open to rejoining the band someday, provided the contractual dispute is resolved (and once he fully recovers from a perforated diverticulitis he suffered in September 2013).



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Existed since 1968. Since then, they've gone through a veritable menagerie of singers, bassists, and drummers, not counting touring members. Tony Iommi is the only constant member. They've gone through so many members, they have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Sabbath_band_members their own Wikipedia page dedicated to chronicling their gazillion and a half band members]].

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Existed since 1968. Since then, they've gone through a veritable menagerie of singers, bassists, and drummers, not counting touring members. Tony Iommi is the only constant member. They've gone through so many members, they have [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Sabbath_band_members their own Wikipedia ''Wikipedia'' page dedicated to chronicling their gazillion and a half band members]].members.]]



* OverlyLongGag: With "Iron Man" on the ''Reunion'' tour album, Ozzy keeps trying to make the crowd chant louder. It's at 1:06 where he proclaims, "We are not going to continue until we hear the fucking roof rattle, come on!".

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* OverlyLongGag: With "Iron Man" on the ''Reunion'' tour album, Ozzy keeps trying to make the crowd chant louder. It's at 1:06 where he proclaims, proclaims: "We are not going to continue until we hear the fucking roof rattle, come on!".on!"



* RevolvingDoorBand: Black Sabbath have never recorded consecutive albums with the same lineup since Music/RonnieJamesDio left the band in 1982.
** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same lineup. First, Ozzy left after Never Say Die. Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for Heaven and Hell. Then, after The Mob Rules, both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band Dio.
* SameFaceDifferentName: When the band reunited with Dio in the late 2000s, they went under the name Heaven and Hell as to differentiate between the still active Ozzy-fronted lineup. That said, they weren't fooling anyone, as most called them Sabbath anyway.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: Black Sabbath ''Black Sabbath'' have never recorded consecutive albums with the same lineup line-up since Music/RonnieJamesDio left the band in 1982.
1982.
** Even more so than that. The two consecutive albums with Ronnie James Dio did not have the same lineup. line-up. First, Ozzy left after Never ''Never Say Die. Die.'' Then, Bill Ward left before the tour for Heaven ''Heaven and Hell. Hell.'' Then, after The ''The Mob Rules, Rules,'' both Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice left to form the band Dio.
''Dio.''
* SameFaceDifferentName: When the band reunited with Dio in the late 2000s, 2000's, they went under the name Heaven ''Heaven and Hell Hell'' as to differentiate between the still active Ozzy-fronted lineup.Ozzy fronted line-up. That said, they weren't fooling anyone, as most called them Sabbath anyway.
11th Mar '16 11:37:10 PM aye_amber
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->''What is this that stands before me?''
->''Figure in black which points at me''
->''Turn around quick and start to run''
->''Find out I'm {{the chosen one}}''
->''[[BigNo Oh noooooo!!!]]''

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->''What -> ''What is this that stands before me?''
->''Figure -> ''Figure in black which points at me''
->''Turn -> ''Turn around quick and start to run''
->''Find -> ''Find out I'm {{the chosen one}}''
->''[[BigNo -> ''[[BigNo Oh noooooo!!!]]''



'''Black Sabbath''' is a band from [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]] who are considered to be the pioneers of HeavyMetal (sharing credit with Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer but to much greater degrees of acclaim,) formed by singer [[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]], guitarist Tony Iommi (who briefly joined Music/JethroTull in 1968,) bassist Terrence "Geezer" Butler, and drummer Bill Ward.

They started out in 1968 as a blues band called "Earth" until changing their style to a darker tone. Apocryphally, this was the result of one of the band members seeing a queue for a horror film at a cinema and commenting on how people pay to be scared. Their name did actually come from a 1963 horror movie named ''Film/BlackSabbath'', starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

Their first two albums, ''Black Sabbath'' and ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' (both released in 1970) brought them great popularity with songs like "Black Sabbath," "War Pigs," "Paranoid," and "Iron Man." Due to their darker style, they initially received no radio play, and Vertigo Records had to bribe radio stations to play "Iron Man," which scraped the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] charts. Their next albums ''Master Of Reality'' and ''Volume 4'' spawned a new batch of classics, such as "Sweet Leaf," "Children Of The Grave," "Into The Void," "Supernaut," and "Snowblind." It wasn't until their fifth album, ''Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'', that they finally got positive reviews from the mainstream media (although critics have reversed themselves and [[VindicatedByHistory retroactively praised]] the other four albums.)

In 1979, Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band as his increasingly-erratic behaviour rendered him generally unreliable. On the advice of the band's manager, Sharon Arden (who would later become Sharon Osbourne), the group recruited Music/RonnieJamesDio, formerly of HeavyMithril bands Music/{{Elf}} and Music/{{Rainbow}}, as their new lead singer. Dio's tenure lasted only three years, but he was generally regarded as a brilliant front-man in his own right, and his 1980 debut with the band, ''Heaven And Hell'', is an all-time classic.

From 1982-1984, former Music/DeepPurple singer Ian Gillan joined the Black Sabbath for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the DP song "Smoke On The Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for Black Sabbath.

The band saw [[RevolvingDoorBand multiple line-up changes]] (including a reunion of the Dio-era line-up in 1991) until the original four reunited in 1997. As Ozzy again drifted away from the band in the mid-2000's to focus on his solo career and semi-retirement, the other members reunited with Dio and performed under the name "Heaven And Hell" until Dio's death in 2010.

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'''Black Sabbath''' is a band from [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]], Birmingham,]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]] who are considered to be the pioneers of HeavyMetal (sharing credit with Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer but to much greater degrees of acclaim,) formed by singer [[Music/OzzyOsbourne John "Ozzy" Osbourne]], guitarist Tony Iommi (who briefly joined Music/JethroTull in 1968,) 1968), bassist Terrence "Geezer" Butler, and drummer Bill Ward.

They started out in 1968 as a blues band called "Earth" ''Earth'' until changing their style to a darker tone. Apocryphally, this was the result of one of the band members seeing a queue for a horror film at a cinema and commenting on how people pay to be scared. Their name did actually come from a 1963 horror movie named ''Film/BlackSabbath'', ''Film/BlackSabbath,'' starring Creator/BorisKarloff.

Their first two albums, albums: ''Black Sabbath'' and ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' (both released in 1970) brought them great popularity with songs like "Black Sabbath," "War Pigs," "Paranoid," and "Iron Man." Due to their darker style, they initially received no radio play, and Vertigo Records ''Vertigo Records'' had to bribe radio stations to play "Iron Man," which scraped the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] charts. Their next albums albums: ''Master Of of Reality'' and ''Volume 4'' spawned a new batch of classics, such as "Sweet Leaf," "Children Of The of the Grave," "Into The the Void," "Supernaut," and "Snowblind." It wasn't until their fifth album, album: ''Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'', that they finally got positive reviews from the mainstream media (although critics have reversed themselves and [[VindicatedByHistory retroactively praised]] the other four albums.)

albums).

In 1979, Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band as his increasingly-erratic increasingly erratic behaviour rendered him generally unreliable. On the advice of the band's manager, Sharon Arden (who would later become Sharon Osbourne), the group recruited Music/RonnieJamesDio, formerly of HeavyMithril bands Music/{{Elf}} and Music/{{Rainbow}}, as their new lead singer. Dio's tenure lasted only three years, but he was generally regarded as a brilliant front-man in his own right, and his 1980 debut with the band, band: ''Heaven And Hell'', and Hell,'' is an all-time classic.

From 1982-1984, former Music/DeepPurple ''Deep Purple'' singer Ian Gillan joined the Black Sabbath ''Black Sabbath'' for ''Born Again'' and a tour that most notably included the DP ''Deep Purple'' song "Smoke On The on the Water" as part of the encore, an unusual move for Black Sabbath.

''Black Sabbath.''

The band saw [[RevolvingDoorBand multiple line-up changes]] (including a reunion of the Dio-era line-up in 1991) until the original four reunited in 1997. As Ozzy again drifted away from the band in the mid-2000's to focus on his solo career and semi-retirement, the other members reunited with Dio and performed under the name "Heaven And and Hell" until Dio's death in 2010.
11th Mar '16 11:30:14 PM aye_amber
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The guys in Black Sabbath did a ''lot'' of drugs back in the 1970s. Ozzy even claims that during the peak of Black Sabbath's popularity, him and Tony would do acid ''every day for a year'' just to see what would happen.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The guys in Black Sabbath ''Black Sabbath'' did a ''lot'' of drugs back in the 1970s. 1970's. Ozzy even claims that during the peak of Black Sabbath's ''Black Sabbath'''s popularity, him and Tony would do acid ''every day for a year'' just to see what would happen.



* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked".

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* SpringtimeForHitler: The album cover of ''Born Again'' was designed by Steve Joule, who deliberately tried to make it as distasteful as possible. He wanted to be rejected from the design commission, as he was also retained on a lucrative contract by Ozzy Osbourne's organisation for his sleeve designs. To Joule's horror and surprise, Iommi and Butler approved the image for the album. Ian Gillan, who sang on the album but didn't see the artwork until it was in stores, had more of the desired reaction: "I looked at the cover and puked". puked."



** He's only stoic most of the time. Every now and then, he makes what musicians call guitar faces and what normal people call [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fgv3dnMHQd0#t=262s jizz-in-my-pants faces]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Geezer and Bill tend to get overshadowed by Tony's guitar mastery [[HandicappedBadass despite his handicap]] and Ozzy's... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} every]][[CrazyAwesome thing]].
* UnwillingRoboticisation: On the cover of aptly titled ''Dehumanizer''.
* UrExample: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider Black Sabbath to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The song 'Iron Man' tells a story of someone who travelled time to save mankind but, when he returned, he was turned to steel, leading to everyone ignoring him or rejecting him outright, which causes the titular character to become vengeful and kill the people he once saved.

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** He's only stoic most of the time. Every now and then, he makes what musicians call guitar faces and what normal people call [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fgv3dnMHQd0#t=262s jizz-in-my-pants faces]].
com/watch?v=fgv3dnMHQd0#t=262s jizz in my pants faces.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Geezer and Bill tend to get overshadowed by Tony's guitar mastery [[HandicappedBadass despite his handicap]] and Ozzy's... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} every]][[CrazyAwesome thing]].
Every]][[CrazyAwesome thing.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: On the cover of aptly titled ''Dehumanizer''.
''Dehumanizer.''
* UrExample: Although bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/BlueCheer paved the way, many people consider Black Sabbath ''Black Sabbath'' to be the world's first true HeavyMetal band.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The song 'Iron Man' "Iron Man" tells a story of someone who travelled traveled time to save mankind but, when he returned, he was turned to steel, leading to everyone ignoring him or rejecting him outright, which causes the titular character to become vengeful and kill the people he once saved.



5th Mar '16 7:22:52 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of Black Sabbath. Clockwise from left: Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Music/OzzyOsbourne.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The [[caption-width-right:300: The classic line-up of Black Sabbath. Clockwise from left: Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi Iommi, and Music/OzzyOsbourne.]]
2nd Mar '16 11:34:17 PM ThornBrain
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* BigNo: In "Black Sabbath," punctuating the verses. While it creates an atmospheric effect, it's absolutely ''frightening'' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgBx7Y0aso the song's video]].
** It also pretty [[Main/Narm Narmy]] as well though, so...

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* BigNo: In "Black Sabbath," punctuating the verses. While it creates an atmospheric effect, it's absolutely ''frightening'' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgBx7Y0aso the song's video]].
** It also pretty [[Main/Narm Narmy]] as well though, so...
verses..



* CallBack: Their latest album ''13'' ends with sounds of thunder and church bells, just like their very first album ''Black Sabbath'' started over 40 years ago.

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* CallBack: Their latest album CallBack:
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''13'' ends with sounds of thunder and church bells, just like their very first album ''Black Sabbath'' started over 40 years ago.



* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Black Sabbath Vol. 4''.

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ChronologicalAlbumTitle:
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''Black Sabbath Vol. 4''.
2nd Mar '16 7:34:23 PM paulson
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* SameFaceDifferentName: When the band reunited with Dio in the late 2000s, they went under the name Heaven and Hell as to differentiate between the still active Ozzy-fronted lineup. That said, they weren't fooling anyone, as most called them Sabbath anyway.
11th Feb '16 12:16:45 PM Jackpatkinson4
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**It also pretty [[Main/Narm Narmy]] as well though, so...
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