War Pigs is the first track on Black Sabbath’s 1970 release Paranoid, their best-selling album. On a personal note, I have two distinct early memories of this song. 1) Listening to my brother’s Faith No More CD and initially thinking it was their tune. 2) Later, at the age of 17, seeing Gov’t Mule destroy this song at BankBoston Pavilion as part of Summer Sessions (there were also sets from Galactic, SCI and moe.) Covers by both these bands will of course be included. Let’s have a listen.
I know what you were thinking. You’re going to lead off with the version with all the trombones right? Yes, we are – thanks Bonerama. Audio Source:2-13-2008
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No one mixed aspects of prog, metal, rock and funk quite like Faith No More. We were excited to see that the band reformed last year, but we’ve been waiting for an East Coast gig. Today, the waiting ends as Faith No More has announced that they will play at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn on July 5th to benefit the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.
Finally, Widespread Panic’s next album, Dirty Side Down, will be the band’s first for ATO Records and is slated for a May 25 release. Longtime friend and producer John Keane was at the controls for this one and recently spoke with friend of HT Amy Jacques about the new album for a profile over at Relix. We’ll have much more on Dirty Side Down over the next few months.
With their name appearing near the top of this year’s Coachella bill, rock-metal-funk act Faith No More will play their first American show since calling it quits back in 1998. Let’s head all the way back to their 1989 album The Real Thing for their break through single, Epic…