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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath is an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band have since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed as a psychedelic blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with these two themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.
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Jack Ellister — When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease / Supernaut Jack Ellister — When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease / Supernaut
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 90, 2019, 7":)
Panzerballett — Starke Stücke Panzerballett — Starke Stücke
(ACT 9661-2, 2008, CD)
Black Sabbath — Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Black Sabbath — Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
(WWA Records WWA 005, 1973, LP)
Black Sabbath — Vol. 4 Black Sabbath — Vol. 4
(Vertigo 6360 071, 1972, LP)
Black Sabbath — Master of Reality Black Sabbath — Master of Reality
(Vertigo 6360 050, 1971, LP)
Black Sabbath — Black Sabbath Black Sabbath — Black Sabbath
(Vertigo VO 6, 1970, LP)
Black Sabbath — Paranoid Black Sabbath — Paranoid
(Vertigo 6360 011, 1970, LP)

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