Black Sabbath - The Best of MusikLaden Live [VHS]
In 1970, Black Sabbath made two appearances on the Beat Club/Musikladen television series. With their original line-up featuring Tony Iommi on guitar, Terry "Geezer" Butler on bass drums, and Ozzy Osbourne belting out the vocals, these rare appearances highlight enormous energy projected by this popular rock band. Includes "Black Sabbath", "Paranoid", "Iron Man" and "Blue Suede Shoes".
- Amazon Sales Rank: #150889 in VHS
- Released on: 2000-06-27
- Rating: NR (Not Rated)
- Formats: Color, NTSC
- Number of tapes: 1
- Running time: 20 minutes
Satan had a smaller budget upon first entering the music business, judging from the low-rent look of these 1970 Black Sabbath performances from German TV. Replete with cheesy post-psychedelic graphics and stonily blank facial expressions, the clips nonetheless put across the power of Sabbath's rudimentary metal on ace versions of "Black Sabbath," "Paranoid," and "Iron Man." One is more frightened for Ozzy Osbourne than of him, though, during the hilariously awful rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes" that closes this well-mastered DVD. --Rickey Wright
From the Back Cover
In 1970, Black Sabbath made two appearances on the Beat Club/MusikLaden television series. With their original lineup featuring Tony Iommi on guitar, Terry "Geezer" Butler on bass, Bill Ward on drums, and Ozzie Osbourne belting out the vocals, these rare appearances highlight the enormous energy projected by this popular hard rock band. 20 minutes.
Songs: Black Sabbath, Iron Man, Paranoid, Blue Suede Shoes.
Superb musicianship and artistry come blazing through in these rare and exciting performances of artists and groups of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. These are the international stars that were part of the televised monthly music show Beat Club and MusikLaden. Filmed in Germany at the television studios of Radio Bremen, MusikLaden (originally known as Beat Club) became a TV classic not only for the fans, but also for the artists who took part. There was no time limitation on song length so artists were able to perform live concert versions of their most popular hit songs.
The only thing bad about this is that it's only 4 songs. Well, the fact that one of those 4 songs is "Blue Suede Shoes" isn't so great either. But the performances are excellent, and the quality is good. Ozzy's performance in "Black Sabbath" is incredible, maybe even better than on the album. This is Black Sabbath in their prime, performing these songs live, with amusing hippie video effects over top of it. What more could you ask for? I think this is a must-have for any Sabbath fan.
Yet another half-assed Pioneer release.
Yet another bad Pioneer DVD. ONLY four of the original BS Musicladen performances. Pioneer seems to not have that much confidence in the storage ability of a DVD, according to their track record. They seem to have the tendency with their anime releases to only put 3-4 episodes on it, as though they are afraid that if they go any further, the disc will won't handle it any longer. But the picture is crap any way. -_-4 And it shows here. It's as though they get a KICK out of screwing people over! "We'll only use 25% of the disc space for no logical reason." Obviously, they're ignorant of the power of this format.
This disc also contains their lame attempt at a 5.1 remix.
Promo videos not live!
These are the videos you used to see on headbanger's ball shown and shown again in the 80's. There is no live material here. These are the promo videos. These are definitely studio versions not live!!
But it is simply awesome. Blue suede shoes covered by Sab.. probably won't find it or see it anywhere.
Ozzy goes crazy, I'm convinced that Ozzy invented headbanging! (like the kind we see in trash and metal bands) No one was banging their heads like this before ozzy! Crystal clear quality..
Iron man, Paranoid, Black sabbath, blue suede shoes.