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Technical Ecstasy

Black Sabbath Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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1. Back Street Kids
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5. All Moving Parts (Stand Still)
6. Rock'n'Roll Doctor
7. She's Gone
8. Dirty Women

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Keyboards, strings and melodic vocals by drummer Billy Ward entered Sabbath's domain on this 1976 LP. But so did raging rockers like Back Street Kids and You Won't Change Me .

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly underappreciated Sabbath classic June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
Black Sabbath's seventh album Technical Ecstacy was released in October of 1976. The album was a departure for the band as it was their second album to be recorded in the US and the first to have artwork done by the legendary Hipgnosis(same company who did sleeves for Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Pink Floyd and many others). Also, Technical was the first album where problems between frontman Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi came to the fore. Ozzy was battling drug addiction and Tony decided to take control of the band but it doesn't make it bad. I first bought this album on cassette in February of 1994 on a whim and loved it at first listen. I eventually bought the CD and found out that side one of the tape was actually side two and vice versa. The songs are great as well. The album kicks off with Backstreet Kids which was somewhat of an autobiographical song for the band and had a killer riff. Next is You Won't Change Me, which is perhaps the creepiest song off of this album and is a great song through and through. Drummer Bill Ward's vocal debut comes on the next track It's Alright. Many people putdown this song but I think it is beautiful. The underrated classic Gypsy is one of the band's best tracks and ends the first half with a bang. The second half kicks off with All Moving Parts (Stand Still) which strangely kicked off the cassette edition of the album but is a good track nonetheless. Next is Rock 'n' Roll Doctor which was the single and sounds somewhat like Rush's In the Mood from Rush's debut released in 1974. The ballad She's Gone follows and is somewhat seen as a mediocre followup to Changes on 1972's Black Sabbath Volume IV but I like it. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than people say May 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
Technical Ecstasy (1977.) Black Sabbath's seventh album.
Following Black Sabbath's tour to promote their 1975 release, Sabotage, the band encountered a rather difficult time. It is in this era that Ozzy really began the drug and alcohol binge that would drastically alter his life for many years to come. Despite these hardships, however, Black Sabbath managed to hold together. And in 1977, the band released its seventh album, Technical Ecstacy. This album tends to get a severe bashing from Sabbath fans. Is this one of the weakest Ozzy-era efforts, or is it actually a good album? Read on for my review.
About this album - BOTH viewpoints are correct for it. The album IS, indeed, one of the weakest releases of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne era. However, despite being such, it is STILL a good album! People seem to have a hard time with their favorite bands trying new things, but that's the only way a band can get any better! Obviously, it didn't work out all that well for Sabbath (in the "getting better" terms), but it did result in a solid album for them. The opener, Back Street Kids, is a solid rocker that sounds a bit like the material Ozzy would be recording in his eighties solo career. You Won't Change Me, the second song, is a little bit long, but still a solid hard rocker. It's Alright, the next song, is the most unusual one of all. First of all, it's a softer tune than what you're used to Sabbath delivering. And secondly, drummer Bill Ward sings! This song sounds NOTHING like Black Sabbath, but it's still a very good song. Another good rocker is Gypsy, but tracks like Rock 'N' Roll Doctor and All Moving Parts (Stand Still) come off seeming like fillers in comparison to some of the other tracks present.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than people say May 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
Technical Ecstasy (1977.) Black Sabbath's seventh album.
Following Black Sabbath's tour to promote their 1975 release, Sabotage, the band encountered a rather difficult time. It is in this era that Ozzy really began the drug and alcohol binge that would drastically alter his life for many years to come. Despite these hardships, however, Black Sabbath managed to hold together. And in 1977, the band released its seventh album, Technical Ecstacy. This album tends to get a severe bashing from Sabbath fans. Is this one of the weakest Ozzy-era efforts, or is it actually a good album? Read on for my review.
About this album - BOTH viewpoints are correct for it. The album IS, indeed, one of the weakest releases of Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne era. However, despite being such, it is STILL a good album! People seem to have a hard time with their favorite bands trying new things, but that's the only way a band can get any better! Obviously, it didn't work out all that well for Sabbath (in the "getting better" terms), but it did result in a solid album for them. The opener, Back Street Kids, is a solid rocker that sounds a bit like the material Ozzy would be recording in his eighties solo career. You Won't Change Me, the second song, is a little bit long, but still a solid hard rocker. It's Alright, the next song, is the most unusual one of all. First of all, it's a softer tune than what you're used to Sabbath delivering. And secondly, drummer Bill Ward sings! This song sounds NOTHING like Black Sabbath, but it's still a very good song. Another good rocker is Gypsy, but tracks like Rock 'N' Roll Doctor and All Moving Parts (Stand Still) come off seeming like fillers in comparison to some of the other tracks present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Black Sabbath
These older albums are hard to find but Amazon makes it easy to get those rare ones that you want.
Published 5 months ago by robert hartl
3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible vinyl; Skip-ahoy
Got it from Sunrise Records. The seller is great. The actual vinyl....not so much. Good thing I have the CD. Couldn't listen to either side all the way through. Read more
Published 11 months ago by GreggKoval
4.0 out of 5 stars Exceedingly Underrated
Up until recently I had avoided the last two Ozzy-era Sabbath albums (as well as all post-Mob Rules Sabbath material), always having read the barrage of critical reviews that both... Read more
Published on April 18 2010 by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Last great Ozzy Osbourne era album.
This album is amazingly good and diverse. Sadly, it came out after Sabotage, probably their best album, which explains why is it so underrated. Read more
Published on April 14 2008 by Customer from Quebec
3.0 out of 5 stars Technically Speaking........................................
This is very simple: Technical Ecstasy is a terrible Sabbath record but a very good 1970s rock album. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Mad Reveller
3.0 out of 5 stars Here's where things begin to go awry...
Not Black Sabbath's finest hour, but as a stand alone album it is not bad. People tend to deride it because it doesn't live up to the standard that the band set with their previous... Read more
Published on June 4 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Sabbath classic
Black Sabbath's seventh album Technical Ecstacy was released in October of 1976. The album was a departure for the band as it was their second album to be recorded in the US and... Read more
Published on May 20 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
3.0 out of 5 stars Rendered Obsolete By The Box Sets....
Some excellent guitar from Iommi, but very thin production and don't even get me started on Ozzy (it's as if the demons he sang about on "Sabatoge" have begun to take over). Read more
Published on May 12 2004 by "The Woj"
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Sabbath's Best
This is not the best album from Sabbath. It is their next-to lat album with Ozzy Osbourne as the singer, and it really isn't that good. They went a little light on this. Read more
Published on May 5 2004 by HeadbangerDuh
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what you expect from Black Sabbath
Backstreet Kids: An autobiographical song for Black Sabbath and it sounds like a tune that Ozzy would've done on his own with Randy Rhoads on guitar but this is one of the good... Read more
Published on April 28 2004 by Darian Dennison
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