Hubert Sumlin - Wake Up Call (listen) I listened to "Huber Runs the
It's a wise decision. Dio-era Sabbath was a whole different beast from the Ozzy-fronted version. A lot had to do with lyrical perspective; Dio's mythic archetype-mongering was a far cry from the gloomy, occult blues of the early years, when bassist Butler wrote most of the words. Where the hyper-theatrical Dio came off like a wizard on a mountaintop, Butler's lyrics seemed to come from the perspective of a terrified peasant below.I am a sucker for wizard/peasant analogies.
Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater - West Side Strut - Feathered, alleged Chuck Berry-impressionist Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater was dialed in next on the computer playlist, saving me from tumbling down the "do I like the idea of Ronnie James Dio more than the reality of Ronnie James Dio" deconstructionist rabbit hole that opens up beneath me whenever faced with the propect of listening to Ronnie James Dio. The other thing that happens is that I have "Rainbow in the Dark" stuck in my head again. It was partially wedged in because of this intense rainbow I saw yesterday.
But now it's in there good. So yeah, Eddy, thanks for keeping me on task.
Ed to add: and thanks Robert for watching my spelling