Title : Rat Salad
Author : Paul Wilkinson
Genre : Biography
Rating : 4 of 5 Star
Black Sabbath were a phenomenon. No other band in the 70s and early 80s conjured up dark and devilish images from a musical artist standpoint than Black Sabbath did. Their music was by no means easy listening stuff and although the band members have repeatedly denied any literal dabbling in the occult, the general perception was that they were ‘Satanist’ true and through. That was perfectly okay in the grand scheme of things for everyone involved with the band – negative publicity was good publicity. No?
Aside that, some of us became sworn followers, some of us enjoyed a few tracks of theirs every once in a while. We also had those who pretended that they did but remained clueless to the ‘genius-ness’ of the music. And then there were those, who loathed and despised the Band too. But honestly, real fans like me didn’t really care – to us Sabbath epitomised the music of the era! – and they were awesome. Read More…