Quite simply, Martin Popoff’s Sabotage! Black Sabbath in the Seventies
marks the most intensive analysis of Black Sabbath’s first eight albums ever
attempted. This is a big book—129,000 words long, every song analyzed in
detail, loads of first-hand interview footage from close to 50 interrogations.
In the baking, Popoff interviewed all of the principles—Ozzy Osbourne, Tony
Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward—repeatedly, along with myriad other folks
who are part of this remarkable tale.
Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Vol 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,
Sabotage, Never Say Die and Technical Ecstasy… these are the building
blocks of heavy metal, and within these awesome audio chapters, Popoff breaks
down each and every song on each of these reverberating and cannonating
records, while Geezer offers explanation of the lyrics, Bill poetically
explains why these songs resonate and Tony and Oz look on with their
characteristic sense of bemusement.
Also touched upon are the band’s torrid troubles with money and management and
drugs and booze, as well as tour tales, album cover stories and production
tips ‘n’ tricks. Also included are two four-page sections of colour plates.
All told, it’s everything needed to send the reader back to the catalogue,
headphones on, for a second listen of this landmark run of records spanning
1970’s self-titled debut to 1978\s Never Say Die, the shambling,
controversial last gasp before Ozzy’s shocking ouster from the ranks.
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