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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath: The Battle for Black Sabbath

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For over a full decade Black Sabbath had dominated Heavy Metal. As much as Led Zeppelin scorned the term Black Sabbath embraced it. In an age of bona fide supergroups Sabbath were unquestionably the heaviest thing stalking the planet and quite remarkably had remained a solid unit where others around them suffered ongoing membership fall outs and line-up reincarnations. Ton ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Zonda Books Limited (first published March 13th 2006)
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Lona
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is one of the most interesting books I read about Black Sabbath - and I read a lot books about that band. But at first don't get it wrong: This is not a biography about the members. If you want that you should read "Iron Man" for example. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" mostly includes the time after Ozzy got kicked out of the band. And it's full of interesting details I didn't know before.

The book describes what happened with Sabbath AND Ozzy after they parted company and it deals with every musi
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Jeremy Doherty
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Black Sabbath's years of turbulence and steadily dwindling fortunes form the basis of the late Garry Sharpe-Young's densely packed, not always readable tome that doggedly explores the band's "lost" years in the 1980s and '90s. Though many rock fans are aware that the group soldiered on after the firing of Ozzy Osbourne in 1979, employing a continuously revolving cast of band members, the behind-the-scenes stories from that time rarely receive mention, and Sharpe-Young's book makes a game attempt ...more
James
Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
an exhaustive, definitive account of the post-Ozzy years - one of my favorite books, read many times
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