Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
Did you listen to Hellhammer when they were still Hellhammer?
No only a little Celtic Frost later. I did have a cassette in 72 that was actually a demo pre recorded tape that had part of Led Zeppelin one on side one and part of Black Sabbath one on side two. So I was totally into both of them at age 10 in forth grade!
Really though Black Sabbath was everything to me after hearing the Paranoid record with headphones a couple years later.
I traded some kid from junior high school my Sabbath Bloody Sabbath record, but he showed up at my house later in the evening and said in a nervous tone, " Ahh? Hey my folks saw this record and ..ah we just can 't have this in our house, they are out in the car waiting,.....
and ah I have to return it to you."
I could not be his friend after that either.
Maybe no one cares ......
But the Golden Earring album "Moontan" is kinda hard to find in the exact way it was released in the US. The US version is only 38 minutes long and has only 5 songs where all you can find now on CD, is the UK / European version which has 6 songs, plus missing one song the US version has. The early US versions had the dancer on the cover but were quickly changed to the earring symbol later. So for anyone into that old record there is a 24/192 vinyl rip floating around in the correct US track list. Or you still can find it on vinyl as they sold a ton of that record due to the hit song Radar Love.
According to Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, while recording their fifth album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Tony Iommi suffered from writer's block and was not able to produce any riffs that used to be the main body of the band's songs. After listening to Moontan album, something happened and Iommi wrote a riff that ended up being the main riff of title song Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.
The US vinyl version just never made it to CD?Edited by Redcarmoose - 2/22/14 at 11:29am