Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sweet Leaf” by Black Sabbath

OK, so I am a little more than intrigued about the prospect of seeing Black Sabbath at Lollapalooza tomorrow night. I was never a huge fan of the group, although I have become a fan of the group and their legacy over the years…even if it is with a hint of serious sarcasm thrown in. Howver, I’ve always loved this track and the Butthole Surfer’s song based on it called “Sweat Loaf.” It was originally to be the the original lineup of the group with Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tommy Iommi and Bill Ward, as heard on this track from the “Masters Of Reality” album, that were to appear on tour this summer with a stop at Lollapalooza. But, right out of the gate infighting between the band and management over contracts resulted in Ward dropping out of the tour before it ever started. Nevertheless, I’ve never seen Ozzy…or Iommi…or Butler, so now’s the time to see the mighty Sabbath before it’s too late. In the heartbreaking world of “Sophie’s Choices” within festival schedules, I guess I’m just going to have to miss the set by The Black Keys who are playing at the same time…

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