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Sunday Old School: Black Sabbath, circa 1970

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This week we're going really old school, from the early days of one of the forefathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath. Until Black Sabbath reunited to headline Ozzfest for several years, many younger/newer metal heads had yet to see the band's original lineup perform. Even in light of the recent reunions, it's interesting to see the band in their old form, and in today's column, we present a number of live video clips of Black Sabbath circa 1970. You can watch "War Pigs" live in Paris from 1970 below, with bonus videos after the jump.

Black Sabbath - "War Pigs" (Live in Paris 1970)

Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath" (live in Paris 1970)

Black Sabbath - "Faries Wear Boots" (1970)

Black Sabbath - "Iron Man" (Live in Paris 1970)

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Great footage DB. I've been on a Sabbs kick lately. It was seldom that Ozzy was able to perform well back in the day, but this footage is good stuff. Thank you sir.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Thanks, Blindgreed. I thought it was interesting too, considering this performance is before I was even born and all I know of Ozzy is "old Ozzy," which is why I chose to feature this old footage.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Lol. Well I was only 4, but through the years being a dedicated Sabbath feind I have seen many clips of Ozzy while he was in the Sabbs and he was usually too drunk and/or high to put on a descent show. I did actually get to see a good show in 77, but this is some of the only footage i've seen of Ozzy in good shape vocally and of sound stage presence. Thanks again.

# Oct 5, 2009 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

The big 4 0 next year huh bg?....damn...your gonna pass up wilco if you dont slow down....32 here and i remember being so depressed at 30....i think at 40 i ll either kill myself or be commited somewhere....you saw sabbath in 77, was that your first show?...im envious, my parents dragged me to a donna summer concert for my first one when i was 10.....brutal

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5. Nihilist writes:

Damn I wish I was there

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KMADD writes:

Thats some nice vids.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 9:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KMADD writes:

BTW speaking of Black Sabbath what's up with your boy trashing the new Gates Of Slumber CD? Not cool.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

RTB: I'm 43. My first show was Bad co, then Zepplin, Joe c***er and then the Sabbs. After Sabbath, I was a hopeless metal head.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

Ive been to probably 100 shows in my lifetime, but you got to see bad co and zeppln?...geez those 2 shows alone blow away my portfolio...well your a lucky man........have a good one bro

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Hammerheart writes:

Great vids, it's cool to see older Ozzy material with Sabbath.

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Rychemn writes:

This is just awsome stuff, thanks DB.......another reason why the mighty "MU" is the best!!!!!!

# Oct 6, 2009 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jamez writes:

I agree, awesome stuff.

But the clips made me a bit sad as well, as all of the 4 guys are still around and more than capable to rock but f***1ng Ozzy just had to ruin everything. Shame

# Oct 7, 2009 @ 7:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

Thanks guys - glad you enjoyed them!

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14. zMETALlica writes:

great footage. this is the music that got me into sabbath. and it's shown at it's best.

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