At 9/29/14 11:40 AM, Viper wrote:
Also, I have a very strong feeling that this is really going to be it. I mean Ozzy still has obligations for his solo career and has like 3 more albums to do under his current contract and Tony is still battling cancer. So with mainly the latter in mind, I can't see them wanting to go on any further considering the circumstances.
This is such a bad way to create art... A fucking contract with a set number of records to produce... Call me an idealist... but how are you supposed to avoid releasing commercial crap if your main motivation to write music is "I have a contract which says "3 more albums by 2020" on it. Jeez!
So if you haven't seen Sabbath live this may be your last chance ever to do so.
I've never really perceived the actual band as being Black Sabbath... even if it is composed mainly of original members of the band. I think that the 80's Ozzy just wasn't the dick he is right now... and it might affect my abilities to perceive this band as the authentic band with great musicianship and passion they were when they released Master Of Reality and Paranoid.
But with you saying that this might actually be their last tour for real... it kind of makes me want to change my views on the subject. It would still be Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne playing Sweet Leaf, Iron Man, War Pigs, and Into The Void. I think I might try to get some tickets for their last tour.
I'm also pretty stoked they're doing another album because I have some weird ocd where I probably would have flipped if they didn't release another album and left off at 19 albums instead of 20.
I still haven't given 13 a listen...
Forefather - Theodish Belief