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Live in Los Angeles: Black Sabbath Tribute

by Hand Of Doom

Former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur taking a rare turn on lead vocals, ex-Wallflowers drummer Pedro Yanowitz (currently w Money Mark) & Queens of the Stone Age's Nick O singing the Dio lead on "The Mob Rules".
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1. Iron Intro
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2. Hand Of Doom
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3. Fairies Wear Boots
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4. War Pigs
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5. Paranoid
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6. The Mob Rules
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7. Changes
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8. Black Sabbath
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Album Notes
Hand of Doom
Live In Los Angeles: Black Sabbath Tribute 2002
Idaho Music

Driven by her genuine love of Black Sabbath and a lack of a band to call her own, former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur decided to join her very first tribute band in the winter of 2001. Teaming with guitarist Guy Stevens, filmmaker Joey Garfield, drummer Pedro Yanowitz, and bassist Molly R. Stern, the final lineup was an odd mish mash of musicians that all had one thing in common: their childhood love of Sabbath. After fumbling their way through a cover of "Hand of Doom," the band decided that the song would serve as a good band name as well. Learning several more songs from their catalog, Hand of Doom began playing live around the Los Angeles area in the spring of 2002. Well received by indie rock aficionados, heavy metal fans, and lovers of kitsch, the band's loose and sexy vibe blended perfectly with their earnest affection for Sabbath. Knowing the project was coming to an end, the band recorded a live performance with a special guest appearance by Queens of the Stone Age singer Nick Oliveri (singing the only cover from the Ronnie James Dio period, "The Mob Rules".) The results were released in October of 2002 as Live in Los Angeles, inspiring Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack to give the band his family's approval, claiming he was impressed by their live show.

Bradley Torreano - Rolling Stone

...the songs are faithful to a fault, and Auf der Maur's redheaded Canadian impression of Ozzy is charming, especially on "Paranoid" and "Changes."

Jonathan Durbin - Paper Magazine


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Super cool!
I wish I could have seen the show! Must have been a lot of fun, as you can hear on the recording. Melissa as Ozzy kicks a## (as you can see on the cover ;-). A must have for every Sabbath or Auf der Maur fan! Good sound!

Cephren Clare

A very good service
Very satisfied with quality and service thankyou!


Great sound quality. Excellent musicianship.
I am always reluctant when buying a live disc because of generally poor sound quality. This disc is definitely an exception. Melissa's voice is questionable, but the musicianship is excellent. This is a worthwhile disc for any Sabbath fan. The Mob Still Rules.


They rock
They're defintely great! They have a different unique sound and it rocks!This definitely works for Melissa, she sounds awsome. This sound really works for the band.


Been a Sabbath fan for years....
I've been a Sabbath fan for years and I dig the spirit of Hand of Doom. Melissa does Sabbath with panache and tongue firmly planted in cheek. Nick Oliveri is fucking brilliant. This is a must have CD. Rock on.

CD Baby

This eight-song, everything-hanging-out, live disc of Black Sabbath covers features former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist, Melissa Auf Der Maur (taking a rare turn on lead vocals), ex-Wallflowers drummer Pedro Yanowitz (currently with Money Mark) & Queens of the Stone Age's Nick O singing the Dio lead on "The Mob Rules." Ripping it up from track to track, this is one festering album you don't want to miss.

Jimmy (eat me) Smith

Ozzy's ass is nowhere near as hot as Melissa's
Auf Der Maur is no Ozzy Osbourne that's for sure. That said, Ozzy's ass is nowhere near as hot as Melissa's. So I guess there's some balance here. Actually, I am a big Melissa Auf Der Maur fan and HAND OF DOOM rocks! Go baby Go!


her voice is weird but......
auf der maur's voice is wierd on this live cd....i cant tell if i love it or hate it. the whole thing is pretty bombastic and rockin though....really pretty descent for live..sound quality is amzing ..i recommend if you are into sabbath with a twist


Great CD. Sabbath should do so well.
Actually sounds better than the reunion disc that the mighty Sabbath did a few years ago. Really enjoyed it from beginning to end. Is there any chance of a sequel? I'd be first in line....

Bruce Lomet (CHINASKI)

Melissa Auf der Maur channels OZZY
Good to the last note, Hand of Doom has taken Sabbath to the next level! Melissa's voice reminds one of PJ Harvey at times - singing the classics with the fervor of the born again. It is constantly in my CD changer.
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