Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Black Sabbath - Tony Iommi - Reading his autobiography: Iron Man

I have just started reading Iron Man, the autobiography of Tony Iommi.  I will let you know how it is as I get deeper into it.  So far (page 14), so good.  The book is a fun read; I no practically nothing about this band - but apparently they invented heavy metal.  I moves at a rapid clip - with chapters averaging 2.5 or 3 pages.  This is Never Say Die.  Never Say Die! is the eighth studio album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in September 1978. It was the most recent Sabbath studio album with Ozzy Osbourne as the band's lead singer released to date until it was announced in November 2011 that the original Sabbath lineup will return to the studio for a new album to be released in 2012.  As for the album cover - The sleeve was another by Hipgnosis and the US and UK releases differed slightly in the faint images of British military pilots seen in the sky. The inner-bag featured graphics in keeping with the sleeve and credits, but no lyrics. The airplane on the cover appears to be a North American T-6 Texan.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading Iommi's book this year too. Should be interesting. A lot of Black Sabbath fans really dislike Never Say Die, but I think it's a great album. Cool to see the front and back cover art together as one :)


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