I thought that making a thread about Black Sabbath would generate some good discussion about BLACK SABBATH and their music, lyrics and mystique. Instead, it created just more lame bickering about irrelevant bullshit.
Sorry. Agreed. Another thread is needed for the other issues. Especially origins of heavy metal.(I'm just learning myself). Black Sabbath definitely is a major major contributor.
Black Sabbath was released on Friday the 13th according to Wikipedia.So when did they start doing gigs? 69 or earlier?. Seems once they got the record contract they had so much material that they could get on one album.
They were orginally a blues band called Earth. They probably were playing gigs in Birmingham and other parts of the UK for a couple years before the first album. Tony Iommi got into an accident where he worked that damaged the tips of his fingers. So, he had to tune down his guitar in order for the vibration of the strings to not bother his fingers. That's how the heavy Sabbath sound was born. I think they changed the name to Black Sabbath in order to fit the darker tone Iommi had to start playing.
The band didn't have much money for studio time when recording their first album. So, they recorded the whole thing in one day.