Jason Molina - Black Sabbath Covers 7"

(Secretly Canadian, 2017)

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Back in the late 90's the late Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) laid solo acoustic covers of Black Sabbath's "Snowblind" and "Solitude" to tape. While these are very basic and rough recordings which were not meant to appear on any album, they are just as heart-wrenching and affecting as anything Molina wrote himself. His singular voice is well-suited for interpretation, and while Black Sabbath is not often hailed for as a somber and contemplative band, their lyrics are surprisingly reflective and not that far off from Jason Molina's own work.