A long lost album resurfaces
June 11, 2020 6:13 AM   Subscribe

Jazz Sabbath (1968) were considered to be at the forefront of the new English jazz movement. Long forgotten but now, startlingly, rediscovered.

"The master tapes, believed to be lost in the fire, were found last year. These songs will now finally be heard; proving that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalised genius."

Of course, because it is now the 2020s, there is a website and a YouTube channel.
posted by epo (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Milton Keanes"? I'm all for a bit of retconned history, but really?
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:31 AM on June 11


This is fantastic
posted by NoMich at 6:43 AM on June 11


So, yes everyone. This is a joke/marketing stunt. How tiresome. If I hadn't been occupied with the work of figuring out if this was just bullshit, I may have even listened to the music, but now I dgaf.
posted by dozo at 6:43 AM on June 11


When he says "blatant", he's not kidding. This ripoff performance is just shameless.
posted by flabdablet at 6:51 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


They hope we enjoy their new direction.
posted by Paul Slade at 7:05 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


It's a gimmick, still - the second half of Iron Man really slaps
posted by jazon at 7:06 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Brown Sabbath kind of already did this for real.
posted by srednivashtar at 7:35 AM on June 11 [4 favorites]


So, yes everyone. This is a joke/marketing stunt. How tiresome.

I mean, yes. This is a (very) thinly-veiled "hoax" (if you want to characterize it that way) and one orchestrated by a commercial venture, and I can appreciate how that would be irritating in itself. But the business in question is a small Dutch company that seems to mostly do design/merchandizing for bands and musicians, which doesn't seem that objectionable. On measure, I find it pretty charming and, as these things go, "good" advertising.
posted by wreckingball at 7:44 AM on June 11


Brown Sabbath kind of already did this for real.

And Mac Sabbath as well, and it's all a blast.
posted by NoMich at 7:59 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


in before someone posts bluegrass Sabbath, unless one of the above links is that
posted by thelonius at 8:07 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


in before someone posts bluegrass Sabbath, unless one of the above links is that

Black and Bluegrass, technically.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:14 AM on June 11


It's like Black Sabbath except that I keep expecting a message that all customer service representatives are busy, and one will be with me as soon as possible.
posted by 3j0hn at 8:27 AM on June 11 [2 favorites]


This is a joke/marketing stunt. How tiresome. If I hadn't been occupied with the work of figuring out if this was just bullshit

You know Spinal Tap is over 35 years old, right?

Their is prior work on the work that you were working on figuring out.
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd at 8:58 AM on June 11 [2 favorites]


How much more jazz could it be? The answer is none. None more jazz.
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:20 AM on June 11 [3 favorites]


On a somewhat related note, the Crimson Jazz Trio is a real thing. Crimson-adjacent, Fripp apprroved, and musically awesome. (YT album links)

Damn shame that Ian Wallace died after only two albums (and that he died at all, of course) but what a gift he left.

Disclaimer: I love cross-genre covers such as the CJT , Luther Wright and the Wrongs, and the Bird and the Bee’s Interpreting the Masters Albums. They point up the musical strength of the originals and showcase the talents of both sets of artists. As Mrs. Clever has thoroughly demonstrated, though, YMMV.
posted by FailureModeOfClever at 2:37 PM on June 11


The music is totally meh. For contrast, listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLHOTn81Cw

That's a Black Sabbath cover, that for me at least, is a musical revelation. Everytime I listen to it I learn something new about music & my own idiosyncratic relationship to it.
posted by lastobelus at 8:41 PM on June 11


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