Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Album Review: Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)


Despite being hated by the music press Black Sabbath’s self titled debut album sold well and the record company were keen to follow up its success. It is difficult to comprehend┬áthese days but less than four months after the release … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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Martin Leedham’s All Time Album Chart (A work in progress)


https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MartinLeedham/martin_leedhams_all_time_album_chart__a_work_in_progress__updated_19th_january_2014__now_including_reviews__/ UPDATE 20TH JULY 2014 As my ratings and reviews seem to have been included on some other sites (including Wikipedia) thought I would update the current chart. Remember it’s a work in progress so there are quite a lot … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)


  So how on earth do I come up with something new to say about the debut album from Black Sabbath, especially without alienating an entire generation. Due to the antics of a certain Mr Osbourne and his family being … Continue reading

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Album Review: Trapeze – Medusa (1970)


After releasing their self titled debut album early in 1970 founder members John Jones and Terry Rowley returned to previous band The Montanas leaving Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland to continue Trapeze as a three peice. This proved … Continue reading

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