Sunday, February 5, 2017

GOODBYE & Selamat Tinggal BLACK SABBATH (my own memories/ memori indah aku tentang band ini)

So Goodbye Black Sabbath.

How I wish I was at Birmingham. LOL!
There was a live broadcast for the ending, and the front row has Brazil and Japan flags and headbands. LOL!!

First in detail - English,
then in brief -  Malay.

This is one of my favourite rock n roll photo ever.
I took it 30 minutes before Sabbath plays their final ever Donington show.
And damn.. I didnt know so many had already packed the Main Stage, I was busy watching other bands at other stages. I guess it was easily 70,000 already packed by then.
LOL!! So it was "excuse me, excuse me, sorry, sorry" as I wiggle my way nearer stage.

My own goodbye to Black Sabbath. and I dont mean only the Sharon Osbourne era (LOL!).
And yes Sharon, These Colours Dont Run, you bitch , never try to SABOTAGE Iron Maiden while Iron Maiden is playing by getting your dogs to throw eggs and worse shutting down power supply on stage while Maiden is on stage.

You have your mainstream mass media circus, MTV and Simon American Idol judge, and all the Pop Shows influence for Sabbath, and there is no need to sabotage Iron Maiden to that extend.
Just too bad, Iron Maiden don't need all that and they can do what they want and say what they want.

So what does Black Sabbath means to me?
Of course learning English language from the lyrics of Heaven And Hell Ronnie James Dio as a little boy. LOL!!!

- I was fortunate to see "The Tony Martin" era play live where songs from all eras are played. My very first ever "foreign" band show ever.
- I was fortunate to see the "Ronnie James Dio" era play live albeit using a different moniker.
- and I was fortunate to see the "Ozzy Osbourne" era play live with "what the fuck is that hired drummer doing a long solo?" LOL!!.

Certainly, I had much fun on Ronnie James Dio era and Tony Martin era than the Ozzy Osbourne one.

So now, THE END is out of the way, I hope Toni Iommi will get back Bill Wards (and Vinnie Appice), and Geezer Butler and hopefully Tony Martin.
And play Black Sabbath again, as HEADLESS CROSS or FORBIDDEN.

That would be awesome, all Black Sabbath is represented.
For me, Black Sabbath is always been about Toni Iommi and whoever he wants the players to be,
until sometimes later when Sharon Osbourne comes into the picture.

And I am sure, then no money grabbing and ego is involved as Sharon Osbourne is out of the picture.

Some Memories of Black Sabbath for me

1) As a young boy, I had already admired Cozy Powell, and when Black Sabbath during Forbidden era played in Singapore when I was younger, I was kind of dissapointed that Cozy Powell was not drumming but its Bobby Rodenelli. (Toni Iommi likes to use Rainbow drummers?? LOL!!)

2) Geoff Nichols was there then, he just died recently.
But I remember it was Toni Iommi on keyboards for Changes.

3) I remember Toni Iommi and I was at the barrier, and he was standing right in front of me for Children Of The Grave. Forever to me, its what rock n roll is all about.

And I remember Amy Search was rocking along to Paranoid was it in the crowd, I remembered he came in late LOL!!

4) Ronnie James Dio era with Vinnie Appice and Geezer Butler as Heaven And Hell.
I remember buying drinks during "Falling Of The Edge Of The World", and I was on top of the hill and I can only say, that moment of softness in Ronnie James Dio voice at the intro.
Its one of the most beautiful and sweet rock n roll moment for me.

5) "Ozzy Osbourne without Bill Wards" era.
I remember Hellfest the night Black Sabbath headline, was it 2014.
Just before Sabbath plays, the most awaited event for me besides watching Paradise Lost plays
on the second stage EMPEROR played the full IN THE NIGHTSIDE ECLIPSE.

Most memorable because they got FAUST back for that show on drums.

Faust, as we know as a released convict,  convicted before for murder and burning of church, and I thought Black Sabbath cannot top the Emperor appearance for that evening,

but Black Sabbath was awesome, and the War Pigs AIR RAID SIRENS was simply amazing on the Hellfest night environment.

6) and Donington for the last time,

what can I say, I guess it will only be a dream to see Black Sabbath plays Birmingham for me,
but to see them play Donington, in the Midlands of UK, the heart beat of heavy metal, in front of their Midland fans, and it being so near to Birmingham was amazing.

Around me,
- Boys, and Girls, parents bringing 6 year old kid with ear plugs on their shoulder, in the pouring rain, in the muddy sinking field of about 70,000 or more Sabbath fans,

- Young Girls headbanging and singing along to every word of Black Sabbath Ozzy era songs and that was so memorable.

and if that was Midland Donington, how could Birmingham itself be like?? Heavy Metal Heaven?

And the sound, I have never heard a sound so good and clear, in pouring rain and muddy field with possibly 70,000 Sabbath fans.
If people says huge festivals cannot gurantee mega spectacular sound, then I think I can say I had heard that when Sabbath plays Donington for the last time.

This is one of my favourite photo and memory of being a rock and roll music lover on top of this page. it shows everything.
Young old, men and women, all come to pay tribute to Sabbath final Donington.

It was 30 minutes, yes... 30 minutes before Sabbath plays Donington for the very last time in front of their Midlands home territory.

It took me a lot of trouble to squeeze myself nearer the stage. LOL!!

SO GOODBYE BLACK SABBATH. And I do hope Toni Iommi will make it right now and get back Bill Wards with Geezer Butler to make it right for everyone finally.

And this is Toni Martin, (he got Roland Grapow from Helloween for this pro-shot video from 2014) performing Headless Cross.
So maybe he still fits the bill, or they can always get the Ronnie guy from the new Rainbow.
Its always musical chair so I dont think Ritchie Blackmore mind.

Anyway, both of them are Men In Black. LOL!!

I think, Toni Iommi is going to remaster and remix Forbidden and re-release all Tony Martin era albums,
and I am sure Tony Iommi would want to play Ronnie James Dio material, and lots of Ozzy Osbourne era materials that Ozzy cannot sing anymore.

OK, jadi malam tadi aku kerja malam,

tapi hati nak tahu apa jadi kat Birmingham, show terakhir Black Sabbath.

Jadi, inilah satu impian aku sebagai seorang peminat rock n roll band yang tak tercapai.

Nak tengok kumpulan Black Sabbath, beraksi di Birmingham.

Tapi ok, Sharon Osbourne aku rasa pegang lesen nama Black Sabbath sekarang, tapi mungkin lain kali kalau Toni Iommi buat kali terakhir panggil Tony Martin, mungkin Geezer Butler , (Geoff Nichol baru mati tu hari), dan paling penting dia panggil balik Bill Wards.

Dengan Sharon dah takde dalam gambar, maka aku rasa duit bukan jadi hal.

Aku harap nama band ni ikut style Heaven And Hell nye era Ronnie James Dio bergabung semula, dengan pakai nama HEADLESS CROSS.

Giler kan, orang sekali tengok nama Headless Cross dah tahu, cuma sayang Cozy Powell dah mati. Tapi kalau Toni Iommi masih nak pakai sapa2 drummer Rainbow, dia boleh panggil Bobbi Rodenelli. Ni belum teringat Vinnie Appice balik.

Aku rasa tentu Iommi nak main lagu2 zaman Ronnie James Dio, Tony Martin dan zaman Ozzy Osbourne sendiri yang Ozzy tak mau/atau tak boleh lagi nyanyi.

Jadi tu la...

Aku kenang kembali saat aku jadi peminat Black Sabbath.

Tu jam, sekolah rendah kot, budak2 lagi, so tu jam Black Sabbath ialah bukan Ozzy, tapi Ronnie Dio so memang sebati la kan , lepas tu zaman Tony Martin.
Jadi aku bukan minat Black Sabbath dengan nak puji2 kehebatan Ozzy dalam Black Sabbath.
Aku suka, tapi macam aku cakap kat atas,
Toni Iommi ialah Black Sabbath dan sapa jugak dia nak main dalam band ni.

Malangnya, apa aku tahu sekarang, Sharon adalah pemilik nama Black Sabbath? Jadi maknanya dia boleh suka sapa dan berapa duit nak bayar untuk sapa2 beraksi dalam SHARON OSBOURNE'S BLACK SABBATH.

Jadi tu jam tu la, korang panggil la mana2 budak2 kecik, nyanyikan perenggan pertama Heaven And Hell, terngangah punya dengan rangkap syair pertama lirik lagu tersebut.
Termasuk aku,
Jadi? Ayat omputeh bukan belajar "Once upon a time" dengan ejaan "Ones upon a time" hahaha,
tapi "Sing Me A Song You're A Singer..."

Best kan jadi budak2 zaman dulu.

Tu jam, waktu aku dah pandai gi merayap ni semua, tak ditolak tengok Black Sabbath main di Singapore tu jam,
Wahhh aku masih ingat, aku giler Rainbow kan? So sekali bukan Powell tapi Rodinelli, sama la tu dua2 Rainbow nye drummer yang Toni Iommi panggil untuk Black Sabbath.

Tu jam, diri kat barrier, pekak telinga (aku ada pernah tulis pasal tinnitus bila aku gi tengok show tu), takut ok, sampai besok nya ada loceng bunyi kat telinga aku.
Ya Allah... tak mau lagi aku rasa perasaan tu.
Tapi tu jam Remaja.

Aku masih ingat, Geoff Nichol ada, yang mati baru2 ni, tapi aku masih ingat lagu CHANGES, Iommi yang pakai keyboards kecik main "piano" lagu tersebut.
Jadi aku dapat rasalah cammana live lagu HEAVEN AND HELL masuk PARANOID dan PARANOID abis dengan HEAVEN HELL.
Aku dapat rasa live cara Toni Iommi matikan lagu PARANOID kalau bukan zaman Ozzy Osbourne.

Banyak kenangan malam tu, walau dah berdozen dozen tahun, tu la rock konsert band omputeh pertama aku, dan waktu tu tanah keramat Donington ialah sesuatu yang aku hanya tahu menerusi majalah dan video tape sahaja.

Lepas tu zaman Heaven And Hell, bila Ronnie Dio dan Vinnie Appice masuk balik join Iommi dan Geezer Butler, dorang dah tak mau? atau tak boleh? pakai nama Sabbath lagi.
Aku tak tipu, rasanya kalau peminat opera agungkan Pavarotti. 
Aku rasa aku malam tu dengar dan saksikan Ronnie James Dio, dan bila dia nyanyi intro lagu Falling Into Edge Of The World malam tu dengan angin sejuk, bulan penuh di langit.

Aku rasa betapa untung aku jadi seorang peminat rock n roll band.

Kemudian masa berubah, dan aku akhirnya dapat tengok era Ozzy Osbourne bersama Black Sabbath.

Pertama kali kat Hellfest, dorang headline, tapi kelakar nya, ok tak kelakar, sejurus sebelum Sabbath, kumpulan yang disegani la oleh peminat2 yang berkumpul kat Hellfest iaitu EMPEROR beraksi dan istimewa, malam tu FAUST jadi drummer.
Pasal si FAUST ni kan bunuh orang, bakar gereja, dia susah carik makan, pasal lepas tu EMPEROR nak main kat Jepun, tapi FAUST tak boleh masuk Jepun.

Tentu korang semua yang ikut news pun tahu, orang politik pun nak masuk Jepun kena rejek, hanya kerana pernah convicted. Nak kena special permit.

Jadi, tak jadi hal, pasal drummer Emperor pun sangkut nak masuk Jepun. Bunuh orang dan bakar gereja. Siot betul la Faust ni... cammana Black Metal tak kena lahar dengan sesetengah masyarakat. Special evening sangat. haha. 

Jadi memang istimewa malam tu tengok EMPEROR main satu album penuh In The Nightside Eclipse dengan si FAUST ni.

Jadi fikir, abis la Black Sabbath, Emperor dah pukul abis (dan jugak pasal hari tu sebelum tu aku pun dah tengok Paradise Lost buat kali pertama, cinta lama ni Paradise Lost), maka aku pulak DENDAM dengan Sharon Osbourne HAHAHAHAHAH, pasal dia celaka sabotaj Iron Maiden nye periuk nasik waktu Maiden main kat atas pentas kat tempat mereka cuba nak carik makan lebih iaitu Amerika, dengan suruh balaci dia gi tempat pit kameraman dan buang telor, dan matikan elektric karen masa Maiden tengah main.

Tapi jangkaan aku silap. Sabbath pun pukul abis malam tu, cuma aku first time rasa boring sangat apsal drummer sewa Black Sabbath malam tu drum solo punya panjang.

Dan kan aku cakap, impian aku nak tengok Sabbath kat Birmingham susah sangat, pasal aku cuma akan backpack kalau ada Iron Maiden dalam jadual tersebut,

tapi aku tengok Black Sabbath main Donington, cam foto di atas tu, segala mak bapak atok nenek cucu cicit, semua hadir la aku rasa dari Midlands England.
Dan seperti semua aku rasa tahu, bunyian Metal lahir dari kawasan tersebut.

Dalam keadaan hujan lebat malam tu, budak kecik umur 5 tahun 6 tahun di junjung ibu bapa, pasal mungkin tu adalah kali terakhir dapat tengok Sabbath dan itulah memori love ones yang terindah tengok band rock sama2,
aku kagum, budak2 pompuan remaja, headbanging masih takpe, tapi tiap liriks Ozzy Osbourne nyanyi atas stage, budak pompuan remaja nyanyi sama2 sambil headbang.
Begitulah penangan Black Sabbath.

Semua tenggelam dalam lumpur kasut sampai tumit, hujan lebat, tapi tak berganjak semua orang (ok ok aku tahu yang sapa bawak budak kecik 5 - 6 tahun semua terpaksa beredar pasal DARURAT sangat keadaan).

Lagi sekali tu la penangan Black Sabbath.

Jadi selamat tinggal Black Sabbath. Aku gembira Ozzy balik ke dunia Solo.

Dan aku tak sabar Toni Iommi aku rasa akan rilis balik semua Sabbath zaman Tony Martin, dia dah cakap dia tak tahu apa jadi dengan situasi BILL WARDS, dan dia nak kembali dengan BILL WARDS.
Tony Martin aku rasa sihat, Vinnie Appice sihat, Geoff Nichols dah mati, Cozy Powell dah mati.
Geezer Butler mesti pun nak kembalikan suasana Sabbath dengan BILL WARDS.

Sharon dah takde dalam gambar lagi.

So harap buat kali terakhir, Toni Iommi akan gabungkan semua Sabbath lama, dan main lagi sekali semua lagu Black Sabbath dari berbagai zaman dan lagu2 Ozzy sendiri yang Iommi ada cakap, Ozzy dah tak boleh nyanyi lagu dia sendiri.

Aku tak ( Jual )Sold Soul Aku Untuk Rock N Roll,
tapi aku terpaksa cakap Black Sabbath antara band rock kegemaran aku, dan dunia heavy metal akan rasa kehilang band ini.



Rafi said...

Tkda dah black sabbath.lagu2 yg dengar masa bebdk dulu.kenangan betul.tapi paling aku suka zaman rjd.aku pun nyampah ngan sharon tu.over betul..heheh..jgn lepas ni maiden pulak nak pencen dah la.sedih woo

yusrina said...

begitulah lumrahnya resam hidup di dunia ini, setiap yang muda pasti akan jadi tua (andainya panjang umur), dan mereka tak akan selalunya dapat menongkat langit.. lama-kelamaan akan runtuhlah jua.. begitulah juga dengan band Black Sabah ni... huhuh

berteromber said...

Zaman budak2 aku lebih pada Deep Purple....seperti kebanyakan budak2 rock melayu zaman 80an dulu...Black Sabbath yang aku kenal adalah zaman Heaven & Hell...zaman Dio...Ozzy tu jam adalah artis solo...makanya tak banyak kenangan sangat era Ozzy ni...

tapi memang sedih la satu demi satu band2 yang kita dengar zaman budak2 dulu dah bersara...Motley Crue yang muda sikit pun dah pencen...inikan pula Black Sabbath....nak buat macamana...kita dulu yang budak2 pun dah tua...inikan pula mereka...

Tq black sabbath...

metal brain asylum said...

RIP Black Sabbath. Album 13 pada aku memang sedap. Lepas ni in a decade or so maybe Metallica pulak, James Hetfield sakit teruk dengar cerita sampai konsert di Denmark 5/2/2017 dah dibatalkan.

D'arsil said...

kira bro deaf beruntunglah dapat melihat konsert selamat tinggal dorang.

haha aku sudah tgk video overkill tu.. terbaik

Portdy said...

Ok. Mlm ni aku nak study era Tony Martin