Post by rossiswaistcoat on Dec 30, 2020 10:39:12 GMT
It feels like the band are trying to write this era out of the bands history. I've just bought the Cross Purposes CD to replace my lost copy. The albums are not available to stream. Seems mad to me that such a big band can have some it's work hidden from view.
I think he's got a great voice, I really like lots of that era. They were excellent on the Headless Cross tour
I tried to get into some of his stuff. But after watching a couple of interviews on YouTube I was put off. He had a really snarky way of talking, like he still has a chip on his shoulder about not getting the recognition for being with Sabbath so long. I will give his era another go at some point.
About the albums being deleted, it got me thinking... I don’t know why but I always wondered if Tony Martin ever made enough out of music to tide him over through the years. If they are deleted, then there must be less chance of royalties.
Look at John Coghlan, with not many songwriting credits he won’t make as much from radio or online.
You hear a lot about rock stars ending up with a lot less money than you would have assumed.
Lemmy didn’t leave anything like what people guessed in his will.
Neither did Rick Parfitt. But I read somewhere that Philthy Animal Taylor left £1,000,000.
Born Again -liked it at the time so bought it, but nowadays I can't listen to it in its entirety anymore. Gillan's voice is wearing me down too much. (I've got the same problem with Cormac Neeson's efforts on the otherwise brilliant 'Rise', The Answer). Both singers have become better in my opinion with their later albums. I really like vocalists that can howl and wail, but please: not all the time. That is why The Answer's Solas (2016) is such a great album, albeit shamelessly underrated.
Now to answer your question for rossiswaistcoat: I haven't got all the Sabbath albums between Ozzy and Ronnie and Ozzy, but I thought Headless Cross was decent.
See you on the other side for the mother of all parties
When Iommi brought out his book, he slagged Martin off. Zero stage presence, unprofessional etc. He says no issue was ever raised while he was in the band. I can totally understand him feeling very pissed. Not a million miles away from Blaze/Maiden situation. I thought he was great live, really powerful voice. The opening song of the show, Headless Cross, for me classic Sabbath.
I don't have all the Sabbath albums, probs missing 3 or 4. I never liked the idea of Gillan being in the band so never gave it a chance. I'd plump for Cross Purposes. Headless Cross is a good album but at times veers too far into "Sabbath done the Bon Jovi way". I'd say Tyr is the weakest Martin era album, but even that has two or 3 I really like, eg "The Sabbath Stones"
For Iommi, Martin was just another “stand-in” band member. Like all the others. The eventual goal of an Ozzy and Bill reunion was always on the cards. They did Live Aid 1985, and brief reunion in 1993. Then a world tour in 1997.
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT
coluquo: Agreed every entry a classic....fantastic memories...
Dec 24, 2020 13:37:38 GMT
coluquo: 50 years ago 1971 What a year ..the release of DOG and the greatest FACup shock in history ...13thFebruary!!
Jan 14, 2021 13:18:29 GMT
Pajoe: Hi this is all new to me and i am not sure how it works but can i have a link to your Live Here & Now, PLEASE. Cheer's Pajoe. Quo fanatic since Hello LP. I have quite a few unofficial bootleg CD's am i allowed to share them on this board
Jan 19, 2021 1:15:50 GMT