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 - Greatest Hits - Smooth Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2022 11:34)on May 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Greatest Hits (1977 UK 10-track vinyl LP featuring a compilation of their classic hits including Paranoid, Changes and Sweet Leaf. The smooth picture sleeve [VG+] has some storage wear & the vinyl is Excellent NEL6009)
- Black Sabbath - The Singles - UK - cd single boxset - £49.99, $62.99, €58.99 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2022 09:56)on May 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH The Singles (2000 UK limited edition 12-track SIX CD single set featuring releases from 1970-1978 including Paranoid, Evil Woman, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Never Say Die, Hard Road and Changes. Each disc is issued in an individual card picture sleeve with a fold-out insert depicting forty-nine variations of the singles covers and a series insert, all housed together within the individual number stickered picture box CMKBX002)
- Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - 1976 Issue - RCA Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.40, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2022 11:22)on May 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath (1976 UK NEMS issue of the 1970 7-track LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve ['3 Hill Street London' address on back] reproducing the original album artwork with 'Marketed by RCA' sticker attached. The sleeve shows minor age wear whilst the vinyl is excellent with light signs of play only NEL6002)
- Black Sabbath - Neon Knights - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2022 15:36)on May 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm
BLACK SABBATH Neon Knights (1980 UK injection moulded 7" single, also including a live recording of Children Of The Sea, paper picture sleeve SAB3)
- Black Sabbath - Hard Road - Purple Vinyl - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-Apr-2022 16:55)on May 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm
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'. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition, issuedin a Phonogram group die-cut paper sleeve SAB002)