War Pigs. Live. Heavy.
May 27, 2011 5:41 PM Subscribe
War Pigs, live in Paris 1970
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. Slightly different lyrics, still heavier than the gods.
This video captures a classic slab o' Sabbath during its transformation from 'satanic' (according to their record company
) screed to anti-war anthem. Originally titled "Walpurgis," its initial couplet - which in "War Pigs" famously rhymes "masses" with "masses" - was instead "Witches at black masses/Bodies burning in red ashes." The equipment may have been rudimentary by today's standards, but damn they just killed it.
Also: The impossibly slow and heavy Birmingham
, 1970; the extra echoey Berlin
, 1970; Montreaux
, 1970, with Ozzy calling it "War Pigs," but singing the "Walpurgis" lyrics; and, just for comparison's sake, Italy
, 1992, with the late Ronnie James Dio on (somewhat ad-libbed) vocals.
Extra Bonus: Faith No More
, reverential; and Metallica