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New Sounds

New Sounds of Black Sabbath

Friday, November 07, 2014

Hear an hour of Black Sabbath arrangements on tonight's New Sounds show, including "Iron Man" done up as folktronica, heavy-jazz, and a Columbian cumbia take. And more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds of Black Sabbath

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hear an hour of Black Sabbath arrangements on tonight's New Sounds show.  Listen to arrangements of "Iron Man" by heavy-jazzers The Bad Plus, a gamelan-inflected version by Charming Hostess, a folktronica version by Four Tet, and the Columbian cumbia take from Ondatrópica.  Then hear Portuguese jazz trio TGB from their record "Evil Things" (Clean Feed) covering "Planet Caravan," along with another attack on "Iron Man" by the Misfit Toys- a banjo, clarinet, drums and electric marimba.  Also, hear a giant marching band doing "War Pigs," a Bhangra-dub take on "Heaven and Hell," an intricate jazz guitar duet of "Paranoid," and a Thai version of "Iron Man." Feel free to sound off on why so many from the Ozzy oeuvre vs. just one from the Dio era. 

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Soundcheck

Guest Host Erin McKeown's 'Daily Rituals'; A Black Sabbath Primer; The Handsome Family Live

Friday, June 28, 2013

In this episode: Guest host and musician Erin McKeown discusses the daily routines and schedules of artists like George Gershwin, Steve Reich, Gertrude Stein and Ludwig van Beethoven with author Mason Currey, whose new book is called "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work." 

Plus: Writer and so-called "Sabbathologist" Steve Smith gives Erin McKeown a lesson in Black Sabbath 101, after the band's new album 13 was the number one album in the country last week. 

And: The Handsome Family -- led by the husband and wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks -- have been making their idiosyncratic Americana for more than twenty years.  The band visits us in the studio to play songs from their latest album, called Wilderness.

Soundcheck

Erin McKeown Listens To Black Sabbath For The First Time

Friday, June 28, 2013

Writer and so-called "Sabbathologist" Steve Smith gives Erin McKeown a lesson in Black Sabbath 101, after the band's new album 13 was the number one album in the country last week. 

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: John Darnielle and Black Sabbath

Friday, July 20, 2012

Twenty years ago John Darnielle formed one of indie rock's great bands: The Mountain Goats. The New Yorker called Darnielle "America's best non-hip hop lyricist”; his songs are moody, literary, maybe a bit navel-gazey. But Darnielle's biggest influence isn't Leonard Cohen ...

Video: Black Sabbath, "Iron Man"

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New Sounds

More New Sounds Covers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.

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The Takeaway

Black Sabbath: The Reunion of a Seminal Heavy Metal Band

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Everybody knows the riffs from Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and "Paranoid." They may seem timid by today's standards but in 1970, when the songs were released, they displayed the most ferocious sound in all the music world. Black Sabbath inspired legions of metal and hard rock musicians in the coming years. The good news for metal fans is that the original line-up of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Tony Iommi will get back together for a new album in 2012. This will be the first time that the band has recorded together since 1978's "Never Say Die!"

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: John Darnielle and Black Sabbath

Friday, May 13, 2011

Twenty years ago, just as indie rock started to be called indie rock, John Darnielle founded one of its great bands — The Mountain Goats. The New Yorker called Darnielle "America's best non-hip hop lyricist"; his songs are moody, literary, some might say a bit navel-gazey. ...

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