Welcome to the first of many installments of Tony Martin Tuesday! In the year 2015, the first and third Tuesday of each month will be known as TONY MARTIN TUESDAY. Why Tony Martin? Well, because he’s the fucking Cat and because Tony Martin fucking rules. This week we’re jamming the first Tony Martin era Sabbath song I ever heard: “The Shining.”
Ever since hearing Tony back in 1987 I’ve been a huge fan of his. Matter of fact, I can still remember the first time I heard “The Shining.” I thought it kind of sounded like Dio and it was still heavy as fuck so I was all about this one. It’s funny how amazingly well this holds up after all these years. I can still listen to this song and really get into it. Not only does it really hold up but I even hear elements of Deep Purple in there with the keys and what not. Just ignore this terrible fucking video. The Cat can’t dance worth a fuck and you know it’s a sign of the times to see chicks in a Sabbath video. This video is just terrible but who cares. This song kicks a bunch of ass and it’s a great way to kick off Tony Martin Tuesday!