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  • #61
    I knew Sabbath from the first time i started to hear Rock Music 10 years ago. I saw the Live Aid concert and when i saw Sabbath, i freaked out because of the looks. The Black clothes, the big crosses scared the crap out of me and because of that, i couldnt hear Sabbath because i had this image in mind.

    At the beginning of this year, i was into Gillan's solo stuff and after searching, i remembered his collaboration. I knew about this collaboration but after hearing the Born Again riff and seeing the cover, i was scared more and i didnt want to get into Sabbath. So, almost 10 years after, i decided to give another chance to Black Sabbath. I heard the Born Again album, i heard some of Dio's stuff cause i am a Deep Purple family fanatic and i knew Dio from collaboration with Rainbow. I heard those i mentioned, i heard some of Tony Martin's stuff and i stuck with Sabbath since.....
    Last edited by tsimisde; 04-03-2019, 02:21 AM.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by tsimisde View Post
      I knew Sabbath from the first time i started to hear Rock Music 10 years ago. I saw the Live Aid concert and when i saw Sabbath, i freaked out because of the looks. The Black clothes, the big crosses sacred the crap out of me and because of that, i couldnt hear Sabbath because i had this image in mind.

      At the beginning of this year, i was into Gillan's solo stuff and after searching, i remembered his collaboration. I knew about this collaboration but after hearing the Born Again riff and seeing the cover, i was sacred more and i didnt want to get into Sabbath. So, almost 10 years after, i decided to give another chance to Black Sabbath. I heard the Born Again album, i heard some of Dio's stuff cause i am a Deep Purple family fanatic and i knew Dio from collaboration with Rainbow. I heard those i mentioned, i heard some of Tony Martin's stuff and i stuck with Sabbath since.....
      Great story Tsimisde, I've always liked scary stuff.
      "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
      "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
      ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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      • #63
        When I heard the song Paranoid on the radio growing up as a kid in the 1980's.

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        • #64
          Back in 2001, I was playing a video game called "Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2." In the game there was an option to choose the song while you played a level. I repeatedly kept choosing and replaying Black Sabbath's Paranoid song. I was a freshman in high school and 9/11 happened around the same time, so a lot of stuff was going on and I couldn't bother to remember a song or band that I heard from a video game.

          Fast forward 4 years later, it was the summer/fall and I had just started college. I had moved about 4 hours away from home, didn't know anyone, and my roommate who I felt comfortable opening up to had to withdraw from classes due to breaking his leg. Before he left, we went to the Housing department set up an agreement where once he came back to college, he and I would continue to be roommates. This meant I wouldn't have a roommate during the summer and fall semesters. Being an introvert, I stayed in my dorm room almost the entire time, and without a social life, I turned toward music to keep sane.

          The TV show The Osbournes had just recently ended. I never got into the show, just saw clips of re-runs here and there on TV, but it was a show that I was familiar with and knew Ozzy was a singer. Like a lot kids during this time, I started downloading songs from P2P file sharing programs or searching for songs on Youtube which had recently been created. While looking for Ozzy songs, I stumbled onto Black Sabbath, and more specifically, the song Paranoid. I instantly remembered that song from the BMX video game, but never remembered what it was called or who played it. Now that I knew who the band was, I started searching for more of their songs and have been hooked since then.
          Last edited by Dante_Doomsday; 09-16-2018, 02:15 PM.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Dante_Doomsday View Post
            Back in 2001, I was playing a video game called "Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2." In the game there was an option to choose the song while you played a level. I repeatedly kept choosing and replaying Black Sabbath's Paranoid song. I was a freshman in high school and 9/11 happened around the same time, so a lot of stuff was going on and I couldn't bother to remember a song or band that I heard from a video game.

            Fast forward 4 years later, it was the summer/fall and I had just started college. I had moved about 4 hours away from home, didn't know anyone, and my roommate who I felt comfortable opening up to had to withdraw from classes due to breaking his leg. Before he left, we went to the Housing department set up an agreement where once he came back to college, he and I would continue to be roommates. This meant I wouldn't have a roommate during the summer and fall semesters. Being an introvert, I stayed in my dorm room almost the entire time, and without a social life, I turned toward music to keep sane.

            The TV show The Osbournes had just recently ended. I never got into the show, just saw clips of re-runs here and there on TV, but it was a show that I was familiar with and knew Ozzy was a singer. Like a lot kids during this time, I started downloading songs from P2P file sharing programs or searching for songs on Youtube which had recently been created. While looking for Ozzy songs, I stumbled onto Black Sabbath, and more specifically, the song Paranoid. I instantly remembered that song from the BMX video game, but never remembered what it was called or who played it. Now that I knew who the band was, I started searching for more of their songs and have been hooked since then.
            Great story Dante, thanks for sharing with us.
            "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
            "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
            ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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            • #66
              My Dad. He played Sabbath and Bowie loads. And you wanted to be into a particular band as a kid. Suppose it made you look cool. Its stayed with me big time right up to this very day. That will never change.

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              • #67
                Interesting to read your stories guys. Here's mine (and it may be quite long):

                Around 2002/03 during my final school/ college years I discovered 'heavy metal' thanks to my mate next door. He used to collect Kerrang magazines and as they often included free CDs I started taking a listen and immediately got into Rammstein (my first true love ). I then got into other German metal bands after joining a few forums (I was really into learning German also because I had a great teacher at school).

                About a year or so later I started listening to other 'modern' metal bands like System of a Down, Slipknot, Korn etc all the while practically ignoring all the old classic bands at the time. I just guessed they sounded like the Shadows - sort of crap light guitar music or just too extreme for my ears. It was a kind of crazy naivety but this was someone coming from a very small secluded town in South West England and with very slow internet (and I mean really slow).

                Then a short while after I started my first job, I remember I was in a supermarket browsing through the magazines and Classic Rock magazine took my fancy. There was one article I really liked so I decided to buy it and took out a subscription. I was just amazed to learn about all these bands I had never known about and how they affected so many people in the rock/ metal world.

                For Christmas, I can't really remember how I ended up with them but somehow I got the Best of Albums of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. However I didn't listen to them at all until the summer after I had read more of my Classic Rock magazines. (Crazy as it sounds I never bothered to listen to these bands - I was just captivated by the stories). After a while I found a website which streamed popular songs by artists with low streaming quality. So I put in the names of some bands and immediately after a few bars of some Sabbath songs I was thinking 'wow Sabbath are like the best band ever'. Also a few others - Iron Maiden and Kiss also took my fancy.

                Then one day I was trying to clear up my attic and I came across the greatest hits album by Black Sabbath. Remembering that I liked the sound of their riffs from a while ago, I decided I would stick it on loud so I could hear it from the attic door as I was sorting out. First track Black Sabbath - the quiet intro was captivating and then the first doomy riff kicked in - and...... I didn't like it. My reaction was like - what the f*ck is this? Ozzy's lines simply made my skin crawl especially 'Satan sitting there he's smiling' - it just made me screw up my face in disgust and I thought this can't be the right band. So I thought I would end the album early and go down and put something else on. As I was coming down the doomy riff stopped and there was a slight pause. Then the fast paced riff kicked in and I thought 'wow this sounds interesting' so I listened further. And then when the guitar solo kicked in I thought - wow how could I ever have not known about this amazing stuff.

                I turned off the CD as soon as the song ended. Why might you ask? I thought to myself that was really amazing and better than anything else I had heard up to that point. I went onto google and found the Sabbath discography and I said to myself - let's start right from the beginning - I will get the first Sabbath album and go from there as if I were a fan right from the beginning.

                A week or so later - I got the first Black Sabbath album, along with the first albums by Iron Maiden, Kiss, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple - my first batch of the golden oldies. It was the Sabbath one that mesmerised me - I spent ages staring at that cover (albeit just the CD cover). The whole album was like discovering God - how I could have been alive without knowing this stuff existed. A month later I got Paranoid and my Sabbath listening odyssey was cemented.

                What also began with Sabbath was my strange autistic like attitude to how I like to listen to bands - 99% of cases I will listen to a band's discography in chronological order regardless of the reputation of certain albums. It's a tradition that started then with Sabbath and will hopefully continue until my final days.
                Last edited by sin - lum; 04-02-2019, 05:52 PM.

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                • #68
                  Thanks for sharing Sim-Lum, love hearing all these stories and that Sabbath is an important part in people's lives as they were and are in mine since that fateful day as a teen when listening to the song Black Sabbath on a stormy and rainy day at my apartment on Adams St. in the city of Newark N.J., that day changed my life forever!
                  "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                  "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                  ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by OzzyIsDio View Post
                    Thanks for sharing Sim-Lum, love hearing all these stories and that Sabbath is an important part in people's lives as they were and are in mine since that fateful day as a teen when listening to the song Black Sabbath on a stormy and rainy day at my apartment on Adams St. in the city of Newark N.J., that day changed my life forever!

                    Thanks for taking the time to read it . I listen to a lot of bands these days but Sabbath really are one of my favs and definitely the first true heavy metal band. I still can't believe I was so ignorant to this genre of music even when I was a young adult. I suppose one has to learn to keep an open mind.

                    I knew I would be a fan even before I got the first album, but when I got it I knew life would never be the same again. Just like your experience

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by sin - lum View Post
                      Thanks for taking the time to read it . I listen to a lot of bands these days but Sabbath really are one of my favs and definitely the first true heavy metal band. I still can't believe I was so ignorant to this genre of music even when I was a young adult. I suppose one has to learn to keep an open mind.

                      I knew I would be a fan even before I got the first album, but when I got it I knew life would never be the same again. Just like your experience
                      Itís been a whirlwind romance ever since, I literally love this band and music, though I love all the eras when I speak of life changing and whirlwind romance I mean specifically the Ozzy era, I became so enamoured so obsessed thatís all I could think of at the time was Sabbath, no other band has done that to me.
                      "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                      "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                      ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                      • #71
                        Yes same here about the whirlwind romance. I listened to each Sabbath album in chronological order at intervals of a few weeks/ months. Every time I sat and listened to the next album in the chronological, all things in life for me had to stop or (at least slow down for me).

                        The first 5 Ozzy albums were truly the greatest milestone moments - pretty much putting the albums on repeat after the first listen.

                        Sabotage was the first time when I didn't get the same kind of kick like the others but it grew on me. Likewise with all the following albums. Took me about 3 years to get to the end with all the solo albums as well

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by sin - lum View Post
                          Yes same here about the whirlwind romance. I listened to each Sabbath album in chronological order at intervals of a few weeks/ months. Every time I sat and listened to the next album in the chronological, all things in life for me had to stop or (at least slow down for me).

                          The first 5 Ozzy albums were truly the greatest milestone moments - pretty much putting the albums on repeat after the first listen.

                          Sabotage was the first time when I didn't get the same kind of kick like the others but it grew on me. Likewise with all the following albums. Took me about 3 years to get to the end with all the solo albums as well
                          Like you I listened to each album in order, and remember the excitement listening to each one of them, hearing a young Ozzy singing, I took to each one of the albums (Ozzy era) and just completely fell in love, I didn't care about anything else but Sabbath, those memories are still vivid in my mind like it was today, and they're wonderful and beautiful memories I'll have forever.
                          "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                          "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                          ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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