Stanky poots in yo pants occur sometimes. There’s usually not much you can do about them. Hopefully, they are quiet and without much odor. It’s generally not a big deal, except when you are confined with others who have no means of escaping from your noxious emissions. Imagine, if you will, being on an elevator or in a car when it happens. No one likes to be in the zone when a booty blast is unleashed. Guards say Christopher James Callen was spending some quality time in the Monroe County jail in the Florida Keys for failing to register as a sex offender. He’d been there since early September. Understandably, time behind bars can mess with your melon, making one irritable and short on patience. Maybe that’s why the man in question recently had a problem with his roomie. Police say the cellmate had a formidable case of flatulence, so much so that he was driving his co-inmate crazy with the constant toxic clouds that were coming out of his butt. The report says Callen warned his roommate about the gas several times, but to no avail. That’s when Callen attacked the other man, beating him so badly that he koncked out two of his teeth and broke one of the man’s ribs. When questioned about the attack on the other man, he said he did it because the inmate continued to pass gas after repeated requests to stifle the continuous dastardly discharges. He also said the man never gave a “courtesy flush” when he perched and purged upon the stainless throne/sink combo. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. Source: FLKeysNews.com
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‘Burning Bridges’ is an interesting record because it was an LP released to fulfill the band’s contractual agreement to Mercury records after being signed to the label for over three decades. Jon Bon Jovi told ‘Billboard,’ “It's the end of an era. I've stayed at that label my entire life -- 32 years. I am the longest-tenured artist on Mercury, or whatever they are called this week. But my deal was up, and that's that.” The title track was biting, and it showed the label split was not amicable as evident by its second verse: “Ah, check the box, yeah, mark this day/There's nothing more to say/After 30 years of loyalty, they let you dig a grave/Now, maybe you could learn to sing/Or even strum along/But I'll give you half the publishing/You're why I wrote this song.”
Inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, “Do What You Can” also features fan-submitted lyrics that help showcase the many struggles everyday Americans faced during the early days of the global pandemic. (“The chicken farm from Arkansas bought workers PPE/Not before five hundred more had succumbed to this disease/Honest men and honest women workin' for an honest wage/I got a hundred point one fever, and we still got bills to pay.”)
The follow-up to their debut single “Runaway,” “She Don’t Know Me” is interesting to look back on in retrospect. It’s undoubtedly a great pop-rock tune. Clearly, there was massive potential with Bon Jovi, but they were still a work in progress. Also, its music video is cheese-tastic in the most ‘80s way possible.
It’s easy to think of “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night” as the *other* new song from Bon Jovi’s 1994 greatest hits album ‘Cross Road’ because it wasn’t the massive hit that “Always” was. However, “Someday…” definitely showed Bon Jovi could tackle serious themes all while still being defiant in the face of adversity.
“The Radio Saved My Life Tonight” was the lone single from ‘100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong,’ a box set made up of a bunch of unreleased b-sides and demos celebrating Bon Jovi’s 20th anniversary. It was recorded in 1992, so it presumably comes from the recording sessions for ‘Keep The Faith,’ but it’s a mystery how the track didn’t make the album.
Maybe “The Radio Saved My Life Tonight” didn’t appear on ‘Keep The Faith’ because “Dry County” was nearly ten minutes long and there just wasn’t enough room. (Kidding, of course.) One of Bon Jovi’s most epic songs just on sheer length alone, “Dry County” is a tale about towns in the United States whose economy is based on the oil industry, but then the industry ends up leaving town. (“Now the oil's gone/And the money's gone/All the jobs are gone/Still we're hanging on.) “Dry County” may have been inspired by the oil industry, but its overarching themes are relatable for any town whose economy is based around one industry.
Richie Sambora is obviously an incredible guitar player, but one of his best contributions to Bon Jovi was his backing vocals and how they created an outstanding harmony with Jon Bon Jovi. “This Ain’t A Love Song” is a great example of that and his guitar playing, of course. This is also the first of eight Bon Jovi songs featured on this list that were co-written by Desmond Child, who was undoubtedly influential to the band’s success.
Sometimes, you just step in it and say the wrong things at the absolute wrong time, but if you and your significant other just talk things out, you’ll make it through. That’s the essence of “Misunderstood” in all its pop-rock glory.
Unlike “Misunderstood,” sometimes things just fall apart and you find out your significant other is fooling around with someone else. Does it suck? Yes, but Bon Jovi sure does find a way of turning heartbreak into one hell of an earworm.
Speaking of earworms, ‘Crush’ was Bon Jovi’s big “comeback” album, if you will, and it featured some absolute gems, like this *ridiculously* catchy love song that also boasts one of the coolest song titles in the entire Bon Jovi catalog. If you haven’t listened to “Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars” lately, do so right now, but be prepared to have the track stuck in your head for about a week. You’ve been warned.
Bon Jovi took a massive risk by releasing “American Reckoning,” which was inspired by the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent police brutality protests that took place across the United States in the summer of 2020. While Jon Bon Jovi was active politically, Bon Jovi’s music wasn’t overtly political. Simply put, “American Reckoning” didn’t pull any punches. (“God damn those 8 long minutes/Lying face down in cuffs on the ground/Bystanders pleaded for mercy/As one, cop shoved a kid in the crowd/When did a judge and a jury/Become a badge and a knee/On these streets?”)
Inspired by the events of 9/11, “Undivided” is a driving arena rocker that almost feels quaint today. Remember when tragedy and adversity brought the country together? Maybe one day, we all can figure out how to stand united and “Undivided” again.
While ‘Burning Bridges’ was primarily made up of unreleased and unfinished songs, “We Don’t Run” was one of the very few songs that was actually written for the contractually obligated album. Jon Bon Jovi co-wrote the song with producer John Shanks who played lead guitar on the album following the exit of Richie Sambora. Due to the underlining tension surrounding the LP’s release, “We Don’t Run” perhaps didn’t get a fair enough shake as a single, but it’s one hell of a driving anthem with an outstanding rhythm track from Tico Torres and Hugh McDonald.
Bon Jovi goes country and hits number 1! To say this duet with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles was a success is an understatement. Not only did “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” top Billboard’s U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, it also won the Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, which remains Bon Jovi’s lone Grammy in their decades-long career.
It’s no secret that Bon Jovi had a tough go following up their self-titled debut album with Jon Bon Jovi even saying of ‘7800° Fahrenheit,’ “I always overlook the second album. Always have, always will.” Despite this, “In and Out of Love” is still a really great rock song and is another example of Tico Torres really being a damn good drummer.
Bon Jovi are no strangers to the power ballad, and they definitely aren’t afraid to really lay it on thick when they want to. You can look no further than “Bed Of Roses” for proof. “With an ironclad fist, I wake up and French kiss the morning.” JBJ might be the only singer that could get away with penning lyrics like that. Schmaltzy? Yes, but you better believe you’ll find yourself belting out that chorus if you’re alone in your car.
Similar to power ballads, Bon Jovi are no strangers to big arena anthems, and one of their most underrated anthems might just be the title track to their 2002 studio album. “I been knocked down so many times/Counted out 6, 7, 8, 9/Written off like some bad deal/If you're breathing you know how it feels/Call it karma, call it luck/Me, I just don't give a f-f-f-f-f-f-f-f.” Seriously, what’s not to love about that?
“Just Older” is kind of like the anti-”Glory Days”; it acknowledges the past, but it’s all about looking forward. (“After all these years and miles of memories/I’m still chasing dreams/But I ain’t looking over my shoulder.”) The second verse is clearly about Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora’s friendship, so that is definitely bittersweet since Sambora’s exit. But the song is basically an anthem about being middle-aged, which is brilliant and really there should be more of those!
Remember that whole thing about Bon Jovi really laying it on thick with their power ballads? Yeah, this tasty tune about high school romance is just a prime example of that. Could it have been inspired by Jon Bon Jovi’s high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley who he married in 1989? Perhaps, and good for them for finding a way to stay married all these years later.
After the success of ‘Crush,’ Bon Jovi didn’t waste any time working on a new album and would release ‘Bounce,’ their eighth studio album, two years later. The lead single was the uplifting fist-pumper “Everyday,” which had a little bit more of a hard rock edge than expected but didn’t lack the band’s pop-rock sensibilities. It’s another song of Bon Jovi’s from the aughts you ought to revisit. It’s aged incredibly well.
Even when grunge was booming, Bon Jovi was still churning out killer pop-rock songs. “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” may have barely cracked the Billboard Hot 100, but the single faired much better overseas, which could explain why its music video chronicled the band touring Europe and even feature a nice homage to The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’
Closing out ‘Slippery When Wet,’ “Wild In The Streets” ends one hell of an album with a bang. Many might think of it as Bon Jovi’s definitive party song, and it’s certainly in the running. However, a decade and a half later, they’d release another contender that this author feels is the superior party song. (If you want to skip ahead to see what it is, it’s ranked #10.)
Who can resist a “Na-na-na-na-na” hook? Not Bon Jovi and certainly not their fans, who would help “Born To Be My Baby” become the band’s fifth top-ten hit in the span of two years.
“Lay Your Hands On Me” opens up ‘New Jersey’ with a cheeky, sexy bang, which is very funny considering Dolly Parton would then turn the tune into a gospel song on her 2014 album ‘Blue Smoke.’ “Laying your hands” does have religious connotations, but that is definitely not what Bon Jovi exactly had in mind.
From New York to Chicago, from New Jersey to Tokyo, it’s damn near impossible to not...well...raise your hands to this song. It packs a big pre-chorus and an even bigger chorus. No wonder Bon Jovi has played the song 668 times live!
The original “One Wild Night” was featured on ‘Crush,’ but a new remixed version was released less than a year later as the lead single from the band’s live album 'One Wild Night Live 1985-2001.' To be frank, the second version is leaps and bounds better, and the original was already good! It is an instant party, and even though it’s ranked at number ten, too many people sleep on this song.
If power ballads are an art, then Bon Jovi is Picasso or Van Gogh or whichever *really* famous artist you prefer. This is a roundabout way of saying they are just *so* good at power ballads it’s absurd. One of two new songs on their 1994 greatest hits LP ‘Cross Road,’ “Always” was a smash hit all around the world. How could it not, really, with dreamy lyrics like, “When he holds you close, when he pulls you near/When he says the words you've been needing to hear/I'll wish I was him 'cause those words are mine/To say to you 'till the end of time/Yeah, I will love you, baby, always/And I'll be there forever and a day, always.” The song is so over-the-top delightful, it allows you to forgive the band for its weird music video with the plotline that makes no sense! (Seriously, go and watch it so you can judge for yourself.)
The one that started it all. If you’re reading this list you likely know the story, but if you don’t, here’s the short version: Jon Bon Jovi went to then-new rock station WAPP and took a copy of “Runaway” with him. He befriended DJ Chip Hobart, who thought the song was a hit. The song would gain traction on WAPP, which led to JBJ to form Bon Jovi, and the rest is history.
Bon Jovi has a lot of power ballads in their catalog, and many of them are very good, but “I’ll Be There For You” is in another league. Jon Bon Jovi sings his ass off and Richie Sambora’s backing vocals compliment him perfectly. It’s a big song without sounding bloated, and even though some might find the lyrics to be sappy, they don’t come off that way. Bon Jovi has the magical ability to make pretty much anything sound sincere. Maybe that’s what helped set them apart from most of their competition in the ‘80s and why they’re still a live draw to this day.
In 1992, Bon Jovi probably had no business being successful at the height of grunge, but they stuck to their guns and just continued to put out great music as evident with “Keep The Faith,” which was co-written by frequent collaborator Desmond Child. It was their first piece of new music since 1988’s ‘New Jersey,’ and while the band clearly grew up during their hiatus, they clearly didn’t lose their touch. It remains a setlist favorite and a live highlight nearly three decades later.
Much like “Keep The Faith,” “It’s My Life” was the first piece of new music following a lengthy hiatus. This time around, however, Bon Jovi had no business being successful at the height of nu metal, but they once again stuck to their guns. “It’s My Life” both sounded like a Bon Jovi song but *didn’t* sound like a Bon Jovi song. Not quite sure how they crafted that voodoo, but Max Martin, one of the biggest songwriters of all time and co-writer on this track, might have something to do with that. It was the perfect song released at the perfect time and introduced Bon Jovi to a new generation. Also, it was nice to hear that Tommy and Gina were still hanging in there.
It was make or break time for Bon Jovi on their third studio album. They needed something big, and they got that and then some with “You Give Love A Bad Name.” The track was the lead single from ‘Slippery When Wet’ and was one of four songs Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora co-wrote with Desmond Child. The song would become Bon Jovi’s first number one hit and help skyrocket them to rock superstardom.
When you’re a band that’s released a massively successful album and are tasked with recording a follow-up, what are you supposed to do? Well, if you’re Bon Jovi, you proceed to put out *another* massively successful album and have the lead single top the Billboard Hot 100. The pressure on Bon Jovi had to have been intense, but the fact that they came back with a banger like “Bad Medicine” is a feat that really should get more credit.
At some point in our lives, we’re *all* Tommy and Gina, aren’t we? “Livin’ On A Prayer” is an epic sing-a-long, it’s an anthem and it’s additional proof that when used just right, the talk box is a game-changer. Another Bon Jovi/Sambora/Child collaboration, “Livin’ On A Prayer” would become Bon Jovi’s second number one hit and is tied with “You Give Love A Bad Name” for being the song Bon Jovi has performed the most live, according to Setlist.fm.
Evoking wild west symbolism about grueling road life, “Wanted Dead or Alive” is a unique power ballad in Bon Jovi’s arsenal, because it isn’t about love. It’s basically the ‘80s answer to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s “Turn The Page.” It’s cool and tough, but also poignant. Bon Jovi understandably attracted a lot of women to their shows, but “Wanted Dead or Alive” was a song dudes could dig, too. While a number of songs (especially in those in the top ten) could be argued as being *the* best Bon Jovi song, “Wanted Dead or Alive” is just so quintessentially Bon Jovi that you can’t imagine anyone else singing it and it almost feels wrong even doing so. The exact count of faces Bon Jovi has seen in their career is unknown, but thanks to “Wanted Dead or Alive,” we know that *all* of those faces were rocked.
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It was also the beginning of the end; the leadoff song on ‘13,’ Sabbath’s first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978’s ‘Never Say Die’; it was also their final album. Like a lot of other songs on the Rick Rubin-produced album, it had a lot of sonic references to the band’s 1970 debut; in the case of this song, it bore quite a bit of resemblance to “Black Sabbath.”
29. “It’s Alright” - ‘Technical Ecstasy’ (1976) - Yeah, we said that all of the songs on this list are from the Ozzy Osbourne era, but not all of them featured Ozzy on lead vocals. “It’s Alright” is a lovely piano-driven mid-tempo ballad featuring drummer Bill Ward on vocals. This song could hold its own along with a lot of the soft-rock hits of the ‘70s.
Sabbath saw that the drugs were taking over; this anthem isn’t about the weather, but rather about how cocaine is a hell of a drug, and it tends to be all-consuming.
“Why make the hard road? Why can't we be friends? No need to hurry: we'll meet in the end” seemed to predict their impending split - within two years, Ozzy would be out of the band and Bill Ward soon followed. And indeed, they did get back together decades later, but it was often without Ward.
Is it about madness, the ozone layer, or both? Tough to say, but elsewhere on the album, the Sabs asked “Am I Going Insane?”
On ‘13,’ Sabbath focused on their lengthier epics, but “Loner” was one of the few songs clocking in at under five minutes, and it holds up against much of their earlier catalog (as evidenced by its high placement on our list).
A heartbreaking piano ballad, the lyrics were inspired by Bill Ward’s divorce; oddly, Ward doesn’t appear on the song, which simply features Ozzy crooning, with Tony Iommi on piano and mellotron and Geezer Butler on bass and mellotron. But the song was universal enough that anyone could apply it to their lives; Ozzy re-recorded it decades later as a duet with his daughter Kelly, and it definitely took on a new meaning in that context.
Tony Iommi was the king of incredible riffs in the early ‘70s (you’ll note that we marvel at his riffs often on this list), and “Lord Of This World” has one of his best. Sabbath was often accused of Satanism -- an accusation they laughed at -- and the lyrics here warned of the consequences of choosing evil: “Your world was made for you by someone above/But you chose evil ways instead of love/You made me master of the world where you exist/The soul I took from you was not even missed.”
Black Sabbath has never been big on covers, but their first single, “Evil Woman” is a cover by a little known band called Crow, from their 1969 album ‘Crow Music.’ Funny enough, the song didn’t sound nearly as evil as anything from Sabbath’s first few albums.
One of Sabbath’s faster songs, it is often cited as an early precursor to thrash metal and has been covered by Sepultura and Helmet.
It’s one of Sabbath’s darkest songs, and that’s really saying something. But after describing the ways humans ravaged the earth, a few lucky souls escape the planet and make their home elsewhere: “Leave the earth to Satan and his slaves/Leave them to their future in their graves/Make a home where love is there to stay/Peace and happiness in every day.”
The 14 minute-plus epic that brought the debut album to a close, it shows the band’s prog-rock influence, but it’s also one of the bluesiest songs in their cannon. The third section of the song was another cover: “Warning” was by the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Most fans wouldn’t know it unless they checked the credits: it just sounds like a Sabbath song, and you can hear them evolving during the song. Fun fact: Aynsley Dunbar, like the original members of Sabbath, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer: he was the drummer on Journey’s first few albums.
18. “Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots” - ‘Paranoid’ (1970) - Even before punk rock, punks and metalheads had beef; Geezer Butler has said that Ozzy Osbourne wrote the lyrics to this one about a bunch of skinheads calling him a “fairy” because of his long hair. Ironically, a bunch of longhaired punks -- the Ramones -- would open for Sabbath a few years later. And wouldn’t you know it: they got booed fairly often.
Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has always cited jazz as an influence, and you really get that in this jam from Sabbath’s debut. Lyrically, it’s a working-class anthem on par with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son”: “A politician's job they say is very high/For he has to choose who's got to go and die/They can put a man on the moon quite easy/While people here on earth are dying of old diseases.”
The Ramones may not have gone down well with Black Sabbath’s fans, but on the title track to their final album with Ozzy (before their reunions), you could almost hear a “1-2-3-4!” In retrospect, the album’s title is ironic, given that both Ozzy and Bill would be out of the band in a few years. Years later, though, it served as a rallying cry, and Sabbath -- with Ozzy on vocals and sometimes, with Bill behind the kit -- was a huge touring band from the late ‘90s through the mid ‘10s.
A powerful anthem of self-reliance: the lyrics reject religion, instead urging the listener, “Don't let those empty people/ Try and interfere with your mind /Go and live your life/And leave them all behind.”
Black Sabbath are often viewed as the antidote to ‘60s and early ‘70s hippie rock, but like many west coast bands, the Sabs were against war. For the hippies, it might have been because discipline is, like, a drag, man. For Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill, they grew up in Birmingham, England during a time when the wreckage from World War II was part of their landscape. They may not have lived through a war, but they knew what the aftermath looked like. So when Ozzy wailed, “Show the world that love is still alive you must be brave/Or you children of today are children of the grave,” it wasn’t about showing up to San Francisco with flowers in your hair, it was about survival.
Another anthem of self-reliance: “Got no religion, don't need no friends/Got all I want and I don't need to pretend/Don't try to reach me, 'cause I'd tear up your mind/I've seen the future and I've left it behind.” The song is one of Bill Ward’s finest moments with the band. It also inspired one of the best Sabbath covers: the version by 1,000 Homo DJs -- featuring Al Jourgensen of Ministry and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails -- is classic. But not as good as the original.
A couple of pieces of music that were put together for one track stretching to nearly ten minutes, “Behind The Wall Of Sleep” was a great lead into a short Geezer Butler showcase. But the final movement -- “N.I.B.” -- had one of Tony Iommi’s most fearsome riffs. The lyrics, by Butler, were deliciously evil: they were about Lucifer seducing a woman.
11. “Electric Funeral” - “Paranoid” (1970) - Another apocalyptic warning about the future if humanity kept on the course of never-ending wars, set to some of Tony Iommi’s creepiest guitar playing.
10. “The Wizard” from ‘Black Sabbath’ (1970) - Sabbath mostly left the Tolkien-inspired lyrics to their neighbors in Led Zeppelin, but here, “The Wizard” was inspired by Gandalf, the character from ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ The song is also notable for Ozzy’s enthusiastic harmonica playing.
Of course Black Sabbath is probably still the heaviest band of all time. But they don’t get enough credit for their mellow side. “Planet Caravan,” though, is one of their best songs, and features gently picked and strummed guitar by Iommi, who also plays flute, and Ward lightly tapping on congas. It’s another song that inspired a great cover: Pantera even got mellow to record this one.
Stoner metal starts here. The cough at the beginning of the song is Tony Iommi, who was sharing a j with Ozzy at the time. The pro-marijuana theme might not have been totally responsible, but smoking inspired one of Iommi’s greatest riffs (we know, we’ve been saying that a lot, but hey, who had better riffs than Tony Iommi?).
Over a decade before Bruce Springsteen sang about the plight of Vietnam vets in “Born In The U.S.A.,” Sabbath looked at their situation in “Hand of Doom.” It doesn’t get much more dire than this: telling the tale of Vietnam vets who came home and became heroin addicts. While parents were worried about Sabbath’s devil-related songs, those were all in good fun. This one wasn’t: “First it was the bomb/Vietnam napalm/Disillusioning/You push the needle in.”
It’s understandable that religious parents would be unnerved by lyrics like “Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope? Do you think he's a fool?” The lyrics may criticize originated religion, but Geezer Butler, who wrote the lyrics, and who was raised Catholic, didn’t deny the existence of a higher power: “Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say If they knew you believe in God above? They should realize before they criticize that God is the only way to love!” It’s a jam about tolerance and acceptance and respecting the beliefs of others.
OK, this one might actually be Tony Iommi’s greatest riff. But it’s certainly the one that saved the band. Iommi was dealing with writer’s block while working on Sabbath’s fifth album, and this riff came to him, breaking his slump.
One of Sabbath’s biggest radio songs, it sounds like a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode set to doomy guitars, and it’s amazing that no one offered lyricist Geezer Butler a gig as a screenwriter after this one. The main character in the song travels to and sees -- surprise! -- an impending apocalypse. As he returns to the present “he was turned to steel/In the great magnetic field.” Sure, maybe some explanation for time travel and transforming into steel might be required. Anyway! He tries to warn everyone in the present about the future. No one believes him, they all mock him and he decides to smite them himself, creating the apocalypse he had been trying to prevent!
Black Sabbath’s biggest international hit single (it topped the pop charts in Germany, hit #2 in Switzerland, and #4 in the UK) is also one of their shortest, coming in at less than three minutes. Geezer Butler told Guitar World that the song “was written as an afterthought. We basically needed a three-minute filler for the album, and Tony came up with the riff. I quickly did the lyrics, and Ozzy was reading them as he was singing.”
2. “War Pigs/Luke’s Wall” - ‘Paranoid’ (1970) - By the time bassist/lyricist Geezer Butler came of age, mandatory military service in England had ended, but as the Vietnam War raged, Butler was worried about being drafted. Like his bandmates, he grew up poor, and in his case, two of his brothers had fought in the war. “War Pigs” -- with lyrics like “Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses” -- compared war to pure evil. It’s not only one of the great metal or rock and roll songs ever, but one of the great anti-war protest songs of all time.
The first Black Sabbath song from the first Black Sabbath album, you could argue that this is ground zero for heavy metal. Geezer Butler’s occult fascination inspired the truly creepy lyrics, which were written by Ozzy Osbourne -- who has never sounded more haunted. Bill Ward’s drums are chaotic yet perfect and Tony Iommi’s guitar has never sounded more evil.