Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Sabbath. Not sure why. Maybe it’s because I have a a lot of work to do and I’ve been in the mood to get stuff done. Black Sabbath is good for that.
Along with the Beatles, Black Sabbath is probably the most often imitated band in the world. Their style has been incorporated in thousands of bands. Imitation as a form of flattery has brought accolades to the Beatles for decades, whether you like heavy metal or not, you have to recognize that Black Sabbath is up there with the great mold-breakers of our time. Also, it was a reminder of how authentic Ozzy was, and still is today in his own weird way. No knock on Ronnie James Dio, but the Ozzy era is the best and it’s where I’ve focused my list. This is my definitive Black Sabbath Top 11.
2. The Writ
3. Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots
4. Symptom Of The Universe
5. Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
6. Killing Yourself To Live
7. Sweet Leaf
8. N. I. B.
9. Tomorrow’s Dream
10. War Pigs
11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath