When you hear the name Black Sabbath, you think of madman Ozzy Osbourne and timeless classics like ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Paranoid.’ If you’re a fan of hard rock and heavy metal you might also reference songs like ‘Heaven and Hell,’ and ‘The Mob Rules,’ which featured metal pioneer Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Dio left the band for the first time in 1983 and was replaced by a cavalcade of singers like Ian Gillian, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, and Tony Martin. Sabbath released 7 studio albums from 1986-1995. They were not commercial successes by any means, and were usually trumped and overshadowed by massive releases from former singer Ozzy Osbourne, but these albums contain gems that will rival the biggest metal songs of the 80’s. Here are five Black Sabbath songs you may not know now but will become favorites after you listen to them.
I was running some errands in Detroit this afternoon, and eventually made my way to the Record Graveyard in Hamtramck around 2pm. I was the only one in the store, and in fact had to knock on the door to have the owner let me in. The store probably has half a million records in it and I walked out with two.
I got home from the record store around 4pm. At 4:30, I got a text from my podcast co-host Aaron, giving me the bad news of Glenn Frey’s passing. I said aloud to myself “wow this is really weird.” I told my wife, and she asked what was weird about it. I went over to the kitchen counter to the bag I brought home from the Record Graveyard, and pulled out a mint copy of “One Of These Nights” from the Eagles. Is it possible I was finding that record at almost the exact time of Glenn’s passing? Anyway, I’ll let you decide. It’s just a bizarre coincidence.
On the eve of 2016, we have all read up on numerous best or worst of 2015 list. From best albums, best songs and so on, We decided to chime in on the fun. Although it is not a list, it is the only way you come to expect from Roberto and I. Enjoy the New Year celebration and thank you for choosing us as your music source!
Let’s create some traffic on New Years Eve! Before you party down with some friends and tunes-Help Roberto and Aaron embrace their fears and saddle up to some music from bands that each of them can’t stand to hear. Watch the video below, comment on our website page or Facebook page in addition to our twitter page. If we select one from your list, you get a shout out!
Oh boy-look what we did! Our first Facebook geared video! Hear what Roberto and I are working on for our next podcast in 2016!#TrackAddictsPodcast
The big news came down today for 5 groups, some of which have waited a very, long time to receive this honor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2016. The artist are N.W.A ,Chicago, Deep Purple, The Steve Miller Band and Cheap Trick. Of course, there will always be the nominees that were left off the induction list. Two big names that comes as shock are Janet Jackson and Yes. We have posted a poll on our Twitter page-we want you to vote Twitter followers or share your thoughts on our page or at Facebook. You will hear more on our next podcast!
With the @rock_hall inductions class of 2016 announced today-Which nominee are you surprised didn't get the votes?
Back in 1992, the music scene was in a full change. Rock or as we know them as Grunge bands emerged such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. And then there is Stone Temple Pilots based out of California. I never thought of them as Grunge, STP had a brightness fused in with their late-night sound. The band had a polished sound, the guitar playing was tight with metal flavor and the delivery of vocalist Scott Weiland caught on with fans.
Scott Weiland passed away late Thursday, December 3rd joining a list of artist that lost their battle with addiction. Here was a performer that had a pure L.A. sound. S.T.P. fell into the grunge movement by default-labels needed to counter the Seattle scene and Scott had this late night vocal style that was perfect for the Sunset Strip. A vocalist like Scott Weiland helped keep arena rock alive-in fact giving fire to more aggressive, alternative rock groups like Nickleback, Creed (yes, I went there) and Incubus.
I love comeback stories, I think everybody does because Weiland has had a share of them with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver-all met with great enthusiasm. Scott Weiland appeal to me was that he sounded rough around the edges-it turns out he was. Addiction is a battle. Too many bad influences took over and robbed us of perhaps another great run. The announcement of his death may not come as a complete surprise but it is sad news to hear. The peak of Stone Temple Pilots was part of my tween years and many others-he will be missed.
Here are three of my favorite singles from Scott Weiland with Stone Temple Pilots
From there 1992 album, Core
From there 1994 album, Purple
From There 1996 album, Tiny Music…Songs From Vatican Gift Shop
In our latest podcast, Our theme for the show focuses around dinner music-do you like music while preparing food or while eating? Finally, our pick of the week segment features Grace Jones and The Temptations. Listen in, like us, comment back and share with friends!