A National Acrobat (track) by Black Sabbath

A National Acrobat by Black Sabbath
Year: 1973
From the album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (track #2)
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From 02/17/2021 15:51
I am consistently baffled by these lyrics. They are SO intriguing and SO intrinsically Black Sabbath but such an evolved example of. Ozzy nails the performance with some of the most brooding emotives since the debut, and Iommi shines with some excellent riffs as well as the dichotomous melodic soloing overtop powerful chugging.

Just a fucking brilliant song.
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From 02/03/2019 13:53
Tony Iommi is great with the wah-wah on this song
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