Footwear brand Dr. Martens have hooked up with Black Sabbath to produce two pairs of unique footwear.
“Before there was metal, there was Black Sabbath,” proclaim the Wollaston-based cobblers. “It’s been 50 years since their groundbreaking debut records crash-landed on to the music scene. And changed the course of rock history.
“In our first collaboration with the ‘godfathers of heavy metal’, we celebrate Black Sabbath and Paranoid’s 50th anniversaries, and shine the spotlight on Keith McMillan’s “Keef’s” equally hard-hitting artwork.”
First up is a pair of Dr. Martens iconic 1460 8-hole boots which are emblazoned with the cover of Sabbath’s debut album, while the black 1461 Sabbath shoes feature the Paranoid artwork on the back heel with the words ‘Black Sabbath’ embossed across the toes.
Both pairs also feature Sabbath’s mascot Henry, with the flying demon badge attached through the laces.
Black Sabbath was originally released in February 1970, while Paranoid followed in September the same year. McMillan designed the cover artwork for both albums, and took the iconic photo that adorned their debut at Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire.
Dr. Martens have a long history of musical collaborations, and have previously manufactured a range of Sex Pistols-themed boots, a range of footwear produced in collaboration with the iconic CBGB club, and a range of goods adorned by the Who’s target logo.
Black Sabbath’s Paranoid album has received a vinyl makeover for its 50th anniversary, and will be released in a package featuring two live albums and a rare mix. It’s out on October 10.
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BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1978 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 9-track LP, fully laminated picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The inner sleeve shows a little foxing while the outer sleeve has a 2" hairline split in the top edge but otherwise remains in Excellent condition whilst the all-important vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play)
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BLACK SABBATH Hard Road (1978 UK limited edition solid centre 7" single pressed on Purple Vinyl, also including Symptom Of The Universe mispelt as 'Sympton', Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few light paper scuffs to show play SAB002)
- Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2021 17:11)on May 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm
BLACK SABBATH Technical Ecstasy (1983 UK issue of the 1976 8-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains in great condition with few signs of play PRICE40)
- Black Sabbath - Vol. 4 + Integral Booklet - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 10:08)on May 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm
BLACK SABBATH Vol. 4 (1976 UK Nems issue of the 1972 10-track LP, housed in a matte gatefold picture sleeve printed with the Nems logo in the bottom left corner and 4-page integral booklet in the middle. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play NEL6005)
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - 2nd + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $105.75, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2021 10:20)on May 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm
BLACK SABBATH Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973 UK second issue 8-track vinyl LP with silver label logo, complete with textured lyric inner, gatefold picture sleeve with the inside image going all the way to the outer edges without a border & the rear stating 'Manufactured and printed in England' with no reference to 'Howards Printers'. This issue is identicle ro the first, but has 'Album concept and design: Pacific Eye & Ear...' credit in bold on the reverse of the sleeve WWA005) See'More Info' ...