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aFarewelltoKings 2006-04-27 11:36

Black Sabbath question
 
Is it true the original members of Black Sabbath were christians? Many other music boards have said yes but im checking with you guys

Cunty Shunt 2006-04-27 12:37

Yeah they were. at least Geezer and Immoni were.

newHELLonEARTH 2006-04-27 13:10

Iommi, but yeah like take this verse from War Pigs:
"Wait till their judgement day comes"

Dahmers Fridge 2006-04-27 15:46

Oh no! Shock! Were they not real devil worshippers! :eek:



Sabbath took their name from a film(Boris Karloff one I think) the story goes that Geezer had written a song called Black Sabbath inspired by said film and when they thought of changing their name from 'Earth' they chose this name.
They also said that they sang about 'dark' things because it seemed apt for the dark heavy music they were creating, it didn't seem right singing about how happy and pretty the flowers smelt over a riff like NIB.

Lots of 'god' references and Christian view points appear throughout the Sabs back catalogue(Geezer wrote the bulk of the lyrics) 'After Forever' being just one example.

PST 88 2006-04-27 16:31

All of Masters of Reality is fairly Christian, though by that point it seems to be as a reaction to their reputation as devil-worshippers (which was only enhanced when Anton Lavey basically threw the album release party for the self-titled when it came to the states). I'm fairly sure that Iommi wrote the lyrics to 'After Forever,' though. In any case, it's very Christian.

Doktorskell 2006-04-27 17:53

does it matter?

Anubis 2006-04-27 17:55

Yeah they were. Just because you're Christian doesn't mean you have to play bad music.

newHELLonEARTH 2006-04-27 17:56

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doktorskell
does it matter?

No, it doesnt.

PST 88 2006-04-27 17:59

It doesn't, but it's a fun little fact that scares away the inauthentic.

guitar_demon 2006-04-27 19:17

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doktorskell
does it matter?

+1 kid

travI56669 2006-04-28 19:11

Check this out...

newHELLonEARTH 2006-04-28 23:29

Ooh, sexual.

travI56669 2006-04-28 23:30

:confused:

Amadeus 2006-04-29 01:58

After all, at least the most of us here can agree that metalheads, as a rule, doesn't take the whole dark-and-devilish-thing thing very seriously. We probably wouldn't even do it if people weren't so damn upset by it.
And tritons are an awesome riff-writing technique; though I've never actually contemplated it as a way to lure out sexuality... gotta try that on a woman sometime.

Dahmers Fridge 2006-04-29 05:23

Holy crap! All those years of wining and dining, expensive gifts, flowers, cheeky chat up lines and tactfully dodging the 'does my bum look big' questions and all I could of done to get me Captain Pickard's head wet was use tritones! :rolleyes:

MetalThrashingMad 2006-04-29 07:37

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dahmers Fridge
Holy crap! All those years of wining and dining, expensive gifts, flowers, cheeky chat up lines and tactfully dodging the 'does my bum look big' questions and all I could of done to get me Captain Pickard's head wet was use tritones! :rolleyes:

Hahahah!! :p


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