Thursday, January 31, 2008

Black Sabbath: Live in Paris 1970

This awesome footage was filmed December 20, 1970 at the Olympia Theater when Black Sabbath was merely a curiosity witnessed by a motionless audience unsure what to make of this new sound. Just a few years later the same music (in this case the lurching fuzz classic "N.I.B.") would illicit mayhem at concerts requiring bodyguards and barricades to contain the crushing sea of humanity.

Metal Thoughts:
Ozzy: Probably not even drunk yet.
Guitarist Tony: Iommi: Man of a thousand riffs.
Bassist Geezer Butler: An inspiration to Metallica's Cliff Burton.
Bill Ward: The best old school heavy-ass drummer besides Bonham.
Best new school: Dave Grohl.

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