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Heaven and Hell

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He was pissed

“I Saw God Today” The Christian Light Quintet   Melron Records

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Walk like a man

“The Next Step….” by Darrell Bledsoe   RAINBOW RECORDS   “…is it directed toward an eternal life with God the Father in Paradise; or is your soul bound for endless torment in the firey depths of hell?   This is the Searching question for which these songs of the times are directed.”

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Guilty until proven innocent

“The Depravity of Man & the New Birth”   A sermon by Dr. Monroe Parker

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High holy daze

Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Vertigo Records UK   (Warner Bros. in US/Canada) 1972.   Features several Sabbath classics, such as “Tomorrow’s Dream,” “Snowblind,” “Supernaut” and “Changes.” Eminem uses “Changes” as the basis for his track “Going Through Changes” from his album Recovery.

Here’s a video of “Changes” from Ozzy’s “end of the road” last concert.

In June 1972, Black Sabbath reconvened in Los Angeles to begin work on their fourth album at the Record Plant Studios.   The recording process was plagued with problems, many due to drug issues. Despite the copious amounts of cocaine, the band produced another first-rate album that pushed the boundaries of heavy metal and would influence countless bands.       As Butler told Guitar World in 2001, “Yeah, the cocaine had set in. We went out to L.A. and got into a totally different lifestyle. Half the budget went on the coke and the other half went to seeing how long we could stay in the studio…We rented a house in Bel-Air and the debauchery up there was just unbelievable.”

The album cover features a monochrome photograph of Ozzy Osbourne with hands raised, taken during a Black Sabbath concert. The album’s original release features a gatefold sleeve.   Each band member is given their own photo page, with the band on-stage (and photographed from behind) in the center.   The album’s cover art has proved iconic and even Converse shoes released a limited edition of a pair of sneakers with the Vol. 4 cover.

Now , just for fun, check out this brief clip from evangelist Michael Mills’ album about Hidden and Satanic Messages in Rock Music:

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HELL

James Brown “Hell”   Polydor Records (1974) Includes updated versions of “Lost Someone” “Please Please Please” “I Can’t Stand It” plus “A Man Has To Go Back To The Cross Road Before He Finds Himself” “Sayin’ It And Doin’ It” “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You” “Sometime” and “Coldblooded” Check out James (and a funky little girl) performing the title song on Soul Train.

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Heaven help us

The Celestials   “Above all Else”   Candle Records   (This one gets two stars at least.)

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Devil’s food cheesecake

Los Diablos Rojos   “Al Rojo Vivo”

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Honky Tonk Angel

Bell Records   “Trouble In Paradise”

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Stairway to Heaven

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The World Beyond Death   A Sermon by Harold Henniger

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Spirit in the sky

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“Heaven’s Satellite”   with The Good News Singers from Bakersfield, California.   Vision Records   This one is highly sought after and rarely found.

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