Because Songs Matter

War Pigs:

Normally, this would be where I post about this weekends events in the Tampa/St. Pete area but this weekend there is nothing going on in my world for a number of reasons:

  1. Last Sunday I tried to rip my arm off in a mountain biking accident and recovery has been a slow process. Wednesday night at the Shack*Shaker show it was killing me despite very little movement so I am gonna lay low in hopes it gets better.
  2. Also, is getting a laptop upgrade! While I sit at home and self-medicate my arm I will begin the process of moving everything from one laptop to the other.

Crap reasons, I know. FWIW: I am going fishing tomorrow.

Okay, enough livejournal.

Yesterday I posted about the new Cake cd and included their cover War Pigs with the post. Which created an itch to hear the Faith No More version of the song. So I decided today would be a War Pigs day. Enjoy.

War Pigs - Black Sabbath     

War Pigs - Cake     

War Pigs - Faith No More     

War Pigs - Hayseed Dixie     

War Pigs - Sacred Reich     

War Pigs - Tesla     

That Tesla version is from the bonus disc of their new cd, Reel to Reel. It also contains a new acoustic version of Paradise. So, to get a little Flashback Friday on y’alls asses:

When I was a teenager my friend’s cousin or aunt or something (i do not remember the relation) came down from New York to visit. Holy crap, I fell head over freakin’ heels for her. I was in full-blown infatuation. When she was leaving I made her a mix tape and Paradise (Five Man Acoustical Jam version) was my big finale of the tape. For months after she left I pined over her and playing Paradise more times than anyone ever should…

Tesla - Paradise     
(Reel to Reel Bonus disc version)
Tesla - Paradise     
(Five Man/Autopsy’s Grand Finale version)

And for no reason other than a burning desire to close the post on a more butch note:

Butthole Surfers - Sweat Loaf     


  1. June 22, 2007    

    “Which created an itch to hear the Faith No More version of the song.”

    Hah! I thought I was the only one!

  2. June 23, 2007    

    There’s a country band called Forty Twenty up near me that always opens their shows with

  3. June 23, 2007    

    Don’t know why it lost the end of my previous comment. Anyways, Forty Twenty is a country band up near me who always opens shows with War Pigs. They do it in medley with one of their own songs. You can listen on their website: It’s rather similar to the Hayseed Dixie version, but I believe it predates Hayseed Dixie’s.

  4. June 27, 2007    

    I have maintained for years, and it is even more topical now, that the theme to “Transformers” would sound great covered in the style of “War Pigs.” Think about it. If a band decides to do that, I want credit.

  5. Susan Susan
    September 15, 2007    

    You would be my new best friend if you would repost this. I missed it.

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