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Black Sabbath, Stoneground, Sweathog: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA

John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 27 September 1971

CONSIDERING THAT Black Sabbath's popularity seems to be increasing almost logarithmically, as was suggested by its filling to capacity the enormous Long Beach Arena Saturday evening after having appeared locally only once in the past, it's probably far less worthwhile to belabor the group's profuse artistic deficiencies than to attempt to explicate the reasons for its incredible success.

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