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BLACK SABBATH – Rare Live ’76 “Electric Funeral” Audio


TMD has obtained extremely rare concert audio of BLACK SABBATH performing the classic cut “Electric Funeral” at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY on December 6, 1976. This is the show where Frank Zappa introduces the band and is forced to make an excuse to the crowd, concerning the act’s late arrival onstage. Zappa claimed it was “due to technical difficulties”, but the legend is that Ozzy and Tony were too busy brawling backstage. This recording is making its debut on YouTube.

Although similar in theme to “War Pigs”, Sabbath put down the darkest vibe for sure with “Electric Funeral”, and its post-apocalyptic nightmare message is one we shall not soon forget.

The classic song was later covered by PANTERA on the second Nativity in Black tribute album.

Listen to the historic audio below!


Top Photo Credit: Fin Costello