My younger brother is a big fan of the Tony Martin era. I liked nothing (I've listened to) after Mob Rules. I've thought about trying Dehumanizer, but I'm not sure. Is it worth it, Stu?
Ah, I dunno, it's ok, but it doesn't have the magic of the first two Dio Sabbath albums. I do like the song "Trashed" but yeah, anything after Mob Rules just ain't the same.
Oh I forgot about Born Again. THAT is the last one I enjoyed, but not as it was released. From what I understand, and I'm probably mistaken on some (or all ) points, after Gillian laid down his vocal tracks and went on holiday (probably to Hawaii ), Iommi altered (or convinced Robin Black to) some of them, and Gillinn didn't like the results.
My younger brother was able to obtain a copy of the unaltered mix, and it is SO much better. For one thing, Stonehenge is 4:54 rather than the released 1:58. The Dark isn't even on it, which is fine with me because I thought that was dumb that it had it's own track number when it should have just been combined with Zero the Hero like Vol.4's Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener. And Gillain's vocals did indeed sound better, ESPECIALLY on Disturbing the Priest.
I don't know what Iommi and Black were thinking.
"I told him, Larry [Fitzgerald], if you break one of my records, I’ve still got 36 more." -Jerry Rice
StuDaBaker: Jeffro and Ditch getti g some pernts too!
Aug 7, 2020 10:26:46 GMT -8
StuDaBaker: I just missed some in the Britian thread right behind Siggy
Aug 7, 2020 10:29:46 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: There's one more of his threads left...I bumped it.
Aug 7, 2020 10:31:36 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I'm updating it now.
Aug 7, 2020 12:01:30 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I like my private little game that has been long since dissolved. I would tally up and keep tabs on suspensions and vacations when they used to publicly announce them. McKnowitall had a few records going with frequency and shortest time between strikes
Aug 7, 2020 15:39:39 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I would like to think that the mods are kind of on board with this as they did not poof the thread but locked it. In the last few years, threads have been poofed rather than locked to discourage this tally.
Aug 8, 2020 6:22:05 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: They were definitely on board 5 years ago. In fact, I suspect they were actively manipulating the scoring.
Aug 8, 2020 7:01:47 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: Plus, it's just better forum management to lock a thread rather than poof it. That way everyone has access to the information in the thread afterwards.
Aug 8, 2020 7:03:09 GMT -8
Buzzetta: There were those that chose to disrupt for the sake of getting points whenever they saw a thread was on its way out. However, the game did part of the mods job for them. It let them keep track of who and how many times someone was involved in nonsense.
Aug 8, 2020 9:19:41 GMT -8