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Showing of 42 reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Black Sabbath, like all other bands of their genre were not well received by critics when they first emerged. One sociologist in this film said that critics during the late 's and early 's wanted musical artists who gave them hope.
Obviously, Black Sabbath was not one of those bands. On their album, "Paranoid", they basically talk about certain problems through their songs, and leaves you, the listener, to draw your own conclusions.
For example, 'War Pigs' as almost all of us know, discusses the effects of war on different countries. Finally, there's "Paranoid", which talks about an individual experiencing mental problems, such as paranoia, schizophrenia, and depression.
These songs as well as others are discussed thoroughly in this outstanding documentary. We hear the band members: Tony Iommi, Terence "Geezer" Butler, Bill Ward, and John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne as well as engineer Tom Allom, talk about how they play their instuments for each specific song as well as how they mix each of them in the control room.
You also hear commentaries from artists like Henry Rollins, who discusses songs like "Paranoid" and "Iron Man" in which he talks about ascending and descending bridges in the middle of it.
He as well as Ozzy Osbourne discusse the importance of a good and strong rhythem section is essential for a groudbreaking rock 'n' roll band; in this case, it's the drum playing of Bill Ward and the bass playing of Terence Butler. You hear about when the band first formed, they were a band called "Earth", and how they eventually named themselves "Black Sabbath" after investigating with aspects of the occult, not because they became devil worshippers.
The band members discuss how their environment in their hometown, Birmingham, England, which was for the most part a slum helped them develop their distinguished sound. However, when Black Sabbath performed there, only three people were in the audience. Then when they released their self-titled debut album, "Black Sabbath", more people started to take notice, even though as stated before, the critics were not satisfied with it.
Then, when they release "Paranoid", they gain a bigger following and eventually take a tour in the United States. As we Paranoid - Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Blu-ray) see, this album sells well in both England and in America and establishes "Black Sabbath" as a landmark band. You hear interviews from a sociologist, journalists, and critics as to how the album "Paranoid" as well as the band itself changed the No No No - Tempo - No No No metal genre forever as well as pave the way for many future bands to come.
Finally, there's the bonus footage, where you hear about subjects like who the bands influences were, their first tour in the United States, how Tony Iommi developed cutting-edge guitar riffs in spite of getting two of his right-hand fingertips cut of by a machine in an accident at an industry, Bill Ward's phenomenal drum playing and more of his influences, and extended takes on some of the songs.
The songs mentioned above still make sense in terms of discussing the dark side of reality. Ironically, these subjects can be turned into entertainment with the tool of music. There was a problem loading comments right now. Showing 0 comments. Sort by: Newest Oldest. The Paranoid album was a great influence on my musical life as I am a musician and heavy metal fan.
Sabbath is the real deal. Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase. Maybe they will do Sabbath Bloody Sabbath one day. Either way this was great to listen to and fun to watch Geezer and Tony play. One person found this helpful. The DVD delves into how this seminal hard rock band, who many claim ARE the 'grandfathers of metal', conceived of and recorded the historic 'Paranoid' album.
There is excellent archived footage, band interviews, and demonstrations of the multi-tracked recordings themselves. Don't miss this one! A job well done to define a classic album of paranoid. If you love the album then you'll enjoy this dvd for sure. A simple and definitive great Blu-ray. You will not be disappointed. When I first saw this I knew I had to have it, so I went on Amazon, but lets get to the DVD, Black Sabbath paranoid is a classic dont believe me look it up in the dictionary it will tell you that and more Black Sabbath are the fore-fathers of Heavy Metal,this dvd is for everyone,all fan's rejoice this is a must have!
This is a very good history of the making of the "Paranoid" album. I'm not a big Black Sabbath Paranoid - Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Blu-ray), but I enjoyed watching and learning about the band.
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