Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Album Cover A new installment of the Old’n’Tasty series beckons. So, what better record to spiff this list up some than Paranoid from good ‘ol Black Sabbath. Even if its slow start did not really bode well in 1970. The album did however finally make it to quadruple platinum. But only in 1995, some 25 years later.

This is one of these records that improves with age like good red wine. And that many experts now consider a classic. But in the harsh light of reality, is it really that good? And what on earth is a classic at all? Questions [...] Click to raid more!

Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

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Did you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members [...] Click to raid more!

Uriah Heep – …Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble (1970) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Uriah Heep - ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble - Album Cover…Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble just takes off like a rocket with Gypsy straight into Uriah Heep‘s debut album back in 1970. And what a debut! Starting a first ever album with a hit straight away is a feat not easily repeated. Stellar!

Of course with David Byron‘s pipes, Ken Hensley handling the keyboard madness and other things. Okay, he did some of the vocals too. Plus you got Mick Box doing the usual stellar things with his guitar. So, all should be good. Right? Well, not quite.

Because shortly after Gypsy ends, you kind of go ‘Now What’?

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970) – Review

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Ah, lauded be thy beginnings, oh black tainted and (kind of wannabe) occult Black Sabbath! I still remember the hazy-daze atmosphere way back in time when we listened to this first Black Sabbath album. These were the times where the future still looked bright and full of woozy promise. And we heartily welcomed these renegades from England with their truly unique sound.

And sure enough, the band recorded the album in a drug-induced fog, as the lore goes. A bit like the whole music industry at that time.

Yet, Black Sabbath actually went to the dark [...] Click to raid more!