Hey, you witches and warlocks. I’m taking a break this week from your usual boomerang testing to share with you a dark and doomy treat. It’s Black Sabbath, live on April 26th, 1970 on John Peel’s Sunday Show for BBC-1. Check out the early version of “Fairies Wear Boots” and, of course, “Walpurgis,” which would later become “War Pigs.”

You can get the whole thing here. Play very loud and enjoy!

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Ben Wiser

Test of the Boomerang is an in-depth exploration of some of the best material found on the Live Music Archive.

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