Black Sabbath
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"Black Sabbath" are an English Rock music/rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward (musician)/Bill Ward. The band have since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a blues rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating Occultism/occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with these two themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

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I gravitated to Black Sabbath because it represented a form of proletarian folk art. Through the subject matter you get the social focus and strata of the working-class domestic interior that these objects were placed in. This amateur documentation had an aesthetically fugitive quality to it that I liked.