Thursday, August 2, 2018
Day Three - 10 Albums in 10 Days
Not counting what I heard on classic rock radio, this was my introduction to Black Sabbath and Ozzy. I happen to be one of those people that only digs Sabbath when Ozzy was the singer. Ronnie James Dio? GTFO... I purchased this CD at the 7-Eleven (yes, at a 7-Eleven) on 22nd St sometime in high school. I think that 7-Eleven has since closed. I guess it’s true what they say: there’s just no competing with the Hanson’s Good-to-Go. It’s entirely possible that this is a bootlegged version and not an official release. I say this because the tracklisting/order is slightly different on the 7-Eleven version than what’s on Wikipedia. Instead of track #1 being listed as just “War Pigs,” it’s “War Pigs/Luke’s Wall.” And tracks #7 (“Rat Salad”) and #8 (“Fairies Wear Boots”) are transposed, with the latter being listed as “Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots.” I suspect I got this album because “Iron Man” was on it, but the whole thing is solid. “Iron Man” > “Paranoid”; fight me. I remember wearing Black Sabbath/Ozzy shirts in high school, which made some of the *really* Christian kids think I worshipped the devil or something. Nope, just Allah, kids.