|Single by Black Sabbath|
from the album Paranoid
|Writer(s)||Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward|
|Black Sabbath singles chronology|
"War Pigs" is an anti-war song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 album, Paranoid. Black Sabbath are an Paranoid is the second album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s " War Pigs " is an Anti-war song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 Album, Paranoid Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. A gramophone Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the sixties for its Record label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI (with A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Frank Anthony "Iommi (born February 19 1948, in Aston, Birmingham England) is an English Guitarist and Songwriter John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler (born 17 July, 1949 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the founding bassist for Bill Ward (born William Thomas Ward, May 5, 1948, Aston, Birmingham England) is the drummer for the pioneering British heavy In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Rodger Bain was a producer in the 1970s known for producing heavy metal albums by bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Black Sabbath are an "Iron Man" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their second studio album Paranoid released in 1970 " War Pigs " is an Anti-war song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1970 Album, Paranoid "Fairies Wear Boots" is a Black Sabbath song from their 1970 Album Paranoid. The term anti-war usually refers to the opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Black Sabbath are an Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Paranoid is the second album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. The song talks about war and the absurdities of those who make war without regard to the powerless people who are sent to die. War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units It's sometimes called a protest song. A protest song is a Song which Protests against perceived problems in Society.
As explained in the liner notes of the band's live album Reunion, the original title of the song was Walpurgis, and it dealt with the witches' sabbath. For a bibliographic format for citing liner notes see WikipediaCiting sources/example style Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes A live album &ndash commonly contrasted with a Studio album &ndash is a recording consisting of material (usually music recorded during stage performances Reunion is a Live album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath. After the departure of vocalist Ozzy Osbourne in 1979 Black Sabbath's line-up The title, lyrics, and theme were subsequently changed during the recording of Paranoid. Paranoid is the second album by the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. An early version, with its original theme, can be found on Ozzy Osbourne's compilation The Ozzman Cometh. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer A compilation album is an Album ( Music or Spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple Recording artists, often culled from a variety of The Ozzman Cometh is a compilation album by Ozzy Osbourne released in 1997
It is the opening track on Paranoid, Black Sabbath's best selling album. It can also be found on every live and compilation album by the band (except Cross Purposes Live) along with "Paranoid" itself and "Iron Man". Cross Purposes Live is a live album recorded by the British metal band Black Sabbath. " Paranoid " is a song by Black Sabbath that appears on the band's second album Paranoid. "Iron Man" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their second studio album Paranoid released in 1970 The outro to War Pigs has its own name: "Luke's Wall", and features a more melodic tone than the rest of the song, with heavy use of the Aeolian (natural minor) mode. The Aeolian mode is a Musical mode or Diatonic scale. An Aeolian mode formed part of the Music theory of Ancient Greece, based around It should also be noted although the guitar and bass are in E natural minor for most of the song, Ozzy's singing is actually in E Mixolydian mode. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer The Mixolydian mode is a Musical mode or Diatonic scale. It has the same series of tones and semitones as the Major scale, except
Although War Pigs was originally intended to be the name of the album, it was changed to Paranoid as Black Sabbath's record company feared a backlash by supporters of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia It is one of Black Sabbath's most popular songs, and is still played on Classic Rock stations regularly. The riff, as with most Sabbath songs, is powerful and memorable, as are the eerie verses, which feature Osbourne singing alone (using a melody cribbed from their earlier "Behind The Wall Of Sleep") and punctuated at every line by a guitar lick. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer At the end, there's a speeding-up effect.
The latest band to cover the song is Cake, on their album B-Sides & Rarities. Cake (officially capitalized " CAKE " is an American Alternative rock band from Sacramento, California which has had B-Sides and Rarities (originally referred to as just Rarities on the band's website is the first rarities compilation album and sixth album overall by The song has been covered by the band Sacred Reich on the EP Surf Nicaragua and their live EP Alive at the Dynamo, PIG on the Prime Evil EP, and Faith No More whose cover was featured on their 1989 album The Real Thing. Sacred Reich was a Phoenix Arizona based Thrash metal band that formed in 1985. Surf Nicaragua is an EP from Arizona Thrash metal band Sacred Reich. Alive at the Dynamo is an EP from Sacred Reich, a Thrash metal band from Arizona, United States Raymond Watts (also known as Nainz Nainz Watts and Ray Scaballero is the founding and sole member of the Industrial music project PIG. Prime Evil is a 1997 EP released by Raymond Watts (as PIG It was released exclusively in Japan as a follow-up to 1996's Wrecked An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify Faith No More was an American Alternative metal band that formed in San Francisco, California from 1982 to 1998 Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The Real Thing is the third album by Faith No More, released in 1989 It has also been performed live by punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls in 2004 to 2006, at times with female vocalists such as Cat Power and Peaches. The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston Massachusetts. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Cat Power is the stage name of American Singer/songwriter Charlyn "Chan" Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January Merrill Beth Nisker (born 1968 in Toronto Ontario) better known as Peaches, is an Electronica musician whose songs are concerned mainly with Gov't Mule covered 'War Pigs' on their 1999 album, Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends. Gov't Mule (pronounced Government Mule is a Southern rock / Jam band formed in 1994 as an Allman Brothers Band Side project. Live With a Little Help from Our Friends is a live release of Gov't Mule's 1998 New Year's concert The song was also covered by Reef on their Waster single. Reef were an English Rock band from Butleigh, near Glastonbury. Additionally, the alternative band Cake has been known to cover the song during live shows every now and then. Cake (officially capitalized " CAKE " is an American Alternative rock band from Sacramento, California which has had A studio recorded version of the song appears on the band's website as an intro, and leads off their B-Sides and Rarities CD. B-Sides and Rarities (originally referred to as just Rarities on the band's website is the first rarities compilation album and sixth album overall by It has also been covered live by bluegrass tribute band, Hayseed Dixie. Hayseed Dixie is an American band described as "A Hillbilly tribute to AC/DC. "War Pigs" is the final track on Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle's second album, Night Light. Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle are a Canadian band consisting of Barenaked Ladies multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn as the front man bassist Chris Gartner Night Light is the second album by Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle. Additional covers and connections include the following:
Cake (officially capitalized " CAKE " is an American Alternative rock band from Sacramento, California which has had B-Sides and Rarities (originally referred to as just Rarities on the band's website is the first rarities compilation album and sixth album overall by