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Black Sabbath: Live Evil (Vertigo)

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, February 1983

THE ORIGINAL BLACK Sabbath was a primal slum punk band, a scummy brummie leather-and-crucifix reaction to middle-class flower power. Now they're just another Stateside stadium pull, with standard American chest-beater Ronnie James Dio in place of lubricious larynx of the great Ozzy Osbourne.

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