Black Sabbath's Master of Reality

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 15, 2008 - Music - 112 pages
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Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

I almost didn't buy this book because I wasn't interested in Black Sabbath and haven't read anything else in the 33 1/3 series. But John Darnielle is my favorite songwriter, and he was doing a reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitsunweddings - LibraryThing

I'm not a Black Sabbath fan, so I can't comment on how their fans will find this book, but imho (as Roger, the narrator, would say) THE MOUNTAIN GOATS ARE THE BEST BAND EVER!!! and their singer wrote ... Read full review

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John Darnielle is the singer and songwriter otherwise known as the Mountain Goats.

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