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Check Out This Fan-Made BLACK SABBATH Sabotage Documentary

An album much darker than you thought.

The Tapes Archive is now streaming their 30-minute look at the 1975 Black Sabbath record Sabotage. The documentary was largely created by Alan Berry, and was co-written by Mark Enochs and Jason "Godshifter" C.

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"Sabotage is the sixth studio album by metal pioneers Black Sabbath, released in 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan. The stress that resulted from the band's ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album's title.

"This documentary looks at all the drama surrounding the band at the time and how shady managers took advantage of Sabbath's kind nature. The video also examines every song on the album and offers up unearthed facts some fans may have never known."

If you're looking for specific facts or sections, The Tapes Archive has also broken down the documentary into a bunch of smaller chapters (and a full transcription here).

00:00 – Intro
00:50 – Writing and Recording Sabotage
01:21 – The Tale of the Mangers
02:00 – Why Sabbath needed to break away from their first manager
03:16 – Don Arden’s thugs
03:29 – Jimmy Page gets Threatened
03:56 – Don Arden making moves
04:32 – The introduction to Patrick Meehan Jr.
06:06 – Jim Simpson sues the band
06:23 – Some Sabbath Success
06:52 – Sabbath starts to crack
07:04 – Tony Iommi collapses
07:19 – A religious freak tries to stab Tony
07:38 – Manipulation by Management
07:57 – California Jam Festival
08:55 – Quotes from Ozzy/Geezer/Tony on Meehan
09:21 – The dark reality of their finances
10:13 – The worst part
10:28 – Does Sabbath even need a manager?
10:58 – Don Arden comes back
11:17 – The shadow cast from Patrick Meehan
11:36 – Crap Compilations
11:47 – Meehan robbing Sabbath
12:01 – Sabbath is beginning to fracture
12:33 – Crank it up! “Hole in the Sky”
13:49 – “Don’t Start (Too Late)”
14:24 – Symptom of the Universe
14:57 – “Megalomania”
15:54 – “Thrill of It All”
17:07 – “Supertzar”
18:17 – “Am I Going Insane (Radio)”
19:36 – “The Writ”
21:25 – The band Queen diss track
22:35 – “Blow on the Jug”
24:20 – The Making of Sabotage’s Album cover
26:56 – Reception of Sabotage
27:54 – One more stick in the gut by Meehan
28:39 – Closing thoughts
29:08 – Who made this video?

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