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    Bucky Ramone
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    A series of gigs where the artists play their best albums from start to finish? What a great idea, says Rachel Newsome. But what would those artists pick to hear live themselves?

    …from that article in the Guardian:

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    Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr
    Master of Reality by Black Sabbath

    This album contains my favourite drug song ‘Sweet Leaf’, my favourite space travel song ‘Into the Void’, my favourite anti-war song ‘Children of the Grave’ and my favourite Christian anthems ‘After Forever’ and ‘Lord of this World’.

    It encapsulates Sixties idealism lyrically and somehow predicts its downfall musically. The music is massive, totally original for its time and misunderstood – perfect. But I don’t think most albums are intended to be heard live from start to finish.

    Bands that have written albums for such a purpose are usually prone to ponderous instrumental passages and preachy lyrics and too clever for their own good, including the Beatles. Sabbath are capable of two of these crimes, but clever they are not. Master of Reality is a completely earnest statement.

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    stanner
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    W W J S?
    (what would J say?)

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    Smallstone
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    Thing is they use a photo of J instead of Lou!

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    bob
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    maybe it was J but they put the wrong name down. We know how much J loves Sabbath.

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    King Tubby
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    "bob " wrote:
    maybe it was J but they put the wrong name down. We know how much J loves Sabbath.

    I don’t think J would’ve said so much, though. Could you imagine him uttering the phrases "ponderous instrumental passages and preachy lyrics and too clever for their own good"? Sounds like Lou to me.

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    trensidoh
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    That one definitely IS Lou, Master Of Reality & Black Sabbath’s First are one of his all time faves… J’s pick on Sabbath is Sabotage, btw… ;D

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    crazycloud
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    definately sabotage…. that is the best sabbath.. masters of reality is great to.. but musiclly i think sabotage has more intricate compositions…

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    my name is lisa
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    Personally , I like everything up to Sabotage. I guess after that it all went downhill…
    The one I listen to the most is Vol.4 – I just skip over Changes 8)

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