Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Black Sabbath's 13

They wouldn’t shell out for Bill Ward. That’s one obscenity. He’s the drummer for Sabbath, dunderheads, pull out the purse. Only excuse I can think of is Tony Iommi thought maybe he was down for the eternal count and wanted to get back with Ozzy before punching the cancer clock.

Apart from that one obscenity, though…whew. You’d never guess it had been however many years. Crucial, because the essential Sabbath precepts don’t ever change (unto the sun burning out anyway), it’s only a question of their devotion to those precepts. They must tackle alienation, doubt, the fear generated by fear and doubt; they must percolate all of these concepts into dread. Plodding dread.

So Iommi sounds off as riff-thick and pulled-note-pulsing as ever before, Ozzy sounds great since he gets to rest between takes, the fake Bill Ward plods so you frankly can’t tell the difference…and Geezer Butler, the quiet one, is back in and back on lyrics. Back on classic Sabbath lyrics. “Loner” with his head down, shuffling his feet (“Communication’s an impossibility”) could be any Sabbath fan or any prospective Sabbath fan. It took Ozzy, though, to bite off the last two syllables of “He don’t look happy” to sound too much like “hippie.” Viva teamwork!

  • Artist: Black Sabbath
  • Album: 13
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Songs: (1) End of the Beginning (2) God Is Dead? (3) Loner (4) Zeitgeist (5) Age of Reason (6) Live Forever (7) Damaged Soul (8) Dear Father
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

John Harris: editor of one of the first English dictionaries

Known as a man of science as a man of faith
Next Article

Essential views in Del Mar

City council retreats on plan to suspend complaints

They wouldn’t shell out for Bill Ward. That’s one obscenity. He’s the drummer for Sabbath, dunderheads, pull out the purse. Only excuse I can think of is Tony Iommi thought maybe he was down for the eternal count and wanted to get back with Ozzy before punching the cancer clock.

Apart from that one obscenity, though…whew. You’d never guess it had been however many years. Crucial, because the essential Sabbath precepts don’t ever change (unto the sun burning out anyway), it’s only a question of their devotion to those precepts. They must tackle alienation, doubt, the fear generated by fear and doubt; they must percolate all of these concepts into dread. Plodding dread.

So Iommi sounds off as riff-thick and pulled-note-pulsing as ever before, Ozzy sounds great since he gets to rest between takes, the fake Bill Ward plods so you frankly can’t tell the difference…and Geezer Butler, the quiet one, is back in and back on lyrics. Back on classic Sabbath lyrics. “Loner” with his head down, shuffling his feet (“Communication’s an impossibility”) could be any Sabbath fan or any prospective Sabbath fan. It took Ozzy, though, to bite off the last two syllables of “He don’t look happy” to sound too much like “hippie.” Viva teamwork!

  • Artist: Black Sabbath
  • Album: 13
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • Songs: (1) End of the Beginning (2) God Is Dead? (3) Loner (4) Zeitgeist (5) Age of Reason (6) Live Forever (7) Damaged Soul (8) Dear Father
Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

When it's too hot for soup at Pho Ca Dao

Summery dishes fit for outdoor dining on a summer day in Mission Valley
Next Article

Unemployment leads to Ocean Beach baking

The bread man
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close