- Feb 21, 2008
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im pretty sure born to be wild by steppenwolf was first AND included the the "heavy metal thunder" in the song.Black Sabbath's debut album was released on Friday the 13th of February 1970.
There had been heavy metal songs before, undoubtedly, but no band before had made an entire album of the stuff until Sabbath hit the scene. So I'll argue till the day I die that Heavy Metal as a genre was born on this day.
Cool vid.This may be my favourite video of all time. I use it in my English classes when I'm explaining serendipity. But Tony also explains how he got his sound. What a wonderful, horrifying accident!
Sabbath's lyrics at their heart were a call to action. They didn't revel in misery, they fucking hated being miserable and they were assured that we could make it better.-Tell the world love is still alive, you must be brave
FWIW, I totally agree with you. But for me, there is something about the Sabs nihilism, that at heart, is hopeful for something better.
Geezer himself says it was Ozzy:Geezer wrote the lyrics to "Fairies Wear Boots" after he got the shit kicked out of him by a group of boot wearing skinheads in London.
Sounds like your hedgerow is a bit bustled.I know I’m on a lot of cold meds right now...so my head might not be clear.
Were there people earlier in the thread who were saying that Zep lyrics were superior to Sabbath?
There’s not a single Zep song that makes a damn bit of sense.
Except maybe Gallows Pole and Tangerine.
I love Zep, but lyrics?
IDK, War Pig was very hippiesk!Ike Turner
and Sabbath were the first unabashed "Metal" band trying to play music that was A Horror Movie done with music.
Being loud or distorted doesn't equal Metal. Sabbath were flat out trying to sing about blood and death and scare the shit out of people. They were Anti-Hippie-PeaceLoveFlowerPower. They were trying to shit all over that.
They're the Godfathers of Metal.
I wouldn’t call them a Metal band, I don’t think anyone really does but they are on the Metal Tree.I'd say Zep isn't metal at all, and they certainly wouldn't consider themselves that either I'd think. I and II are overdriven Blues, with some Folk influences/references. 'Power' songs- by that I mean riff songs, done heavy, but not with metal-type scales/modes. Naw, Zep were never metal.
Kinda, but they definitely had metal songs. They are too diverse to be real metal, proto-metal is a strong maybe.I'd say Zep isn't metal at all, and they certainly wouldn't consider themselves that either I'd think. I and II are overdriven Blues, with some Folk influences/references. 'Power' songs- by that I mean riff songs, done heavy, but not with metal-type scales/modes. Naw, Zep were never metal.