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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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October 27, 2006



"like Satan belching underwear." truly, your finest hour.

Oh, and South Park took a swipe at Mr. Dio as well -- his band is the act the elementary school hires to play a dance, in the episode about home schooling.


"with Dio, who left shortly afterwards to start his own silly band, aptly named Dio!"

Silly band?
Dio is a legendary band, as is Black Sabbath. They are no where near 'silly', like a lot of the 'rock bands' of today.
And did you know 'Dio' in Italian is 'God'?

Alex in NYC

Dio is a silly band. I liked them, but they're inarguably silly.

Evidence of said silliness:

Daniel Newhouse

Proof of silliness

The artwork for The Mob Rules on this post is stunning. I stole it for my own flac collection.

The commentator is smoking crack that The Mob Rules is the best track on the album. Consensus opinion is that The Sign of the Southern Cross is the best song, and rivaled only by Heaven and Hell as the best of this version of Black Sabbath.

And Black Sabbath fired Ozzy and re-hired Dio.

Alex in NYC

"The commentator" begs to differ.


Couple of facts:

- The Sabbath album that Bev Bevan got a percussion credit on was "The Eternal Idol" (1987). He did not, however, play drums on this album. Eric Singer did. Bev's credit was for a few cymbal overdubs.

- "Mob Rules" was NOT the last studio album Dio recorded with Sabbath. He returned in 1992 to record the album "Dehumanizer", of which one track, "Time Machine", can be heard in the movie "Wayne's World".

Chotakabrass H.M.

In Loving Memory Of Ronnie James Dio

Rest in Peace

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