Black Sabbath Vol. 4 (Vertigo, 1972)

Recorded during the sweaty summer of ’72, this album is about George Carlin’s arrest, las manos de Duran, the band’s crippling fear that the finished product would be compared to Led Zep IV, Kareem being a dutiful soldier on the Bucks but longing to come to the coast, Stevie Wonder absolutely ruling, Angela Davis’ acquittal, rotted garbage-person Phyllis Schlafly successfully defeating the Civil Rights Amendment so she could have more time to make her husband a sandwich and tend to the children I guess, Lucky Scott being the overlooked actual backbone of the Super Fly soundtrack, Ziggy playing for time jiving us that we were voodoo, and the sweat coming down Jesse Jackson’s face at Wattstax cuz friends what time is it? NATION TIME.

JK this album is about sweet sweet cocaine.

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