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Black and Blue (1981)

Concert film of 1980 East Coast U.S. performance by heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.


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Credited cast:
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Himself (Black Sabbath)
Black Sabbath ... Themselves
Eric Bloom ... Himself (Blue Oyster Cult)
Blue Öyster Cult ... Themselves
Albert Bouchard ... Himself (Blue Oyster Cult)
Joe Bouchard ... Himself (Blue Oyster Cult)
Geezer Butler ... Himself (Black Sabbath)
Ronnie James Dio ... Himself (Black Sabbath)
Tony Iommi ... Himself (Black Sabbath)
Allen Lanier ... Himself (Blue Oyster Cult)
Geoff Nicholls Geoff Nicholls ... Himself (Black Sabbath)
Donald Roeser ... Himself (Blue Oyster Cult)
Ari Satlin Ari Satlin ... Young Johnny
Julie Simone ... Susie (as Julie Robb)


Concert film of 1980 East Coast U.S. performance by heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.

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1.5 Million People Saw It Live... Now Hear and Experience the Power and the Glory Again & Again & Again!


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October 1981 (USA) See more »

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A rare and worthwhile find
18 December 2002 | by feeeshboySee all my reviews

The two greatest metal bands of the 70's perform on the same stage in the "Black and Blue" tour of 1980. Although fans have been tantalized with revoked promises of a US DVD release, this recording has thus far only been released in Japan. I don't know how my girlfriend managed to get me a copy, but it was a great gift.

Blue Oyster Cult performs material off their critically acclaimed "Cultosaurus Erectus" album, while Black Sabbath, fronted by Ronnie James Dio, supports "Heaven and Hell," their first and best release after firing Ozzy. The bands switch off every three songs or so.

The recording starts off with a hokey but fun music video of BOC's "Here's Johnny (The Marshall Plan)," featuring Don Kirschner. Sabb's set includes forgotten greats like "Neon Nights" and "Heaven and Hell." BOC delights with cult hit "Godzilla," aided by the ugliest smoke-spewing paper-mache monster I've ever seen.

The lighting is a bit dim and the camera is none-too-creative, but nothing compares to watching guitarists Tony Iommi and Buck Dharma take turns slugging it out. Also, seeing Ronnie James Dio sing Ozzy's songs is a rare treat.

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