TMD has obtained rare concert audio of BLACK SABBATH performing the classic song “Killing Yourself to Live” off the highly acclaimed Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album on February 23 in 1974 at Bowen Field House in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The band began a world tour in January 1974 in support of the album’s release, which ultimately led to their legendary Cal Jam festival appearance in Ontario, California on April 6, 1974.
“Killing Yourself to Live” was written by bassist Geezer Butler while the musician was in the hospital suffering from kidney problems due to heavy drinking. Drummer Bill Ward was also in the grips of epic binge drinking, so the song depicts the life difficulties one gets by living such an “extreme” lifestyle.
Listen to the historic audio HERE.