Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Wonderland: Snowblind

Black Sabbath - Snowblind [purchase]

Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like cocaine addiction. According to Wikipedia, the band originally wanted to name their fourth album, Snowblind, but the record company balked. Apparently, singing about Satan ("Black Sabbath"), marijuana ("Sweet Leaf"), the stupidity of war ("War Pigs"), and the perils of heroin ("Hand Of Doom") wasn't a problem, but album titles ... that's where Warner Brothers drew the line. "You cross this line, you die! OK, THIS line! Would you believe this line?" Regardless, Sabbath got the last laugh as you can clearly hear Ozzy whispering "cocaine" after the line, "Icicles within my brain." That's right. In your face, selective morality!

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