Black Sabbath- War Pigs (REACTION/REVIEW!!!)

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Jay Despirited : Damn guys thats a legit reaction/review. Nice Also, todays my bday. Not too important but if. Can get a shout out in a vid id love that 😊 Also with good drumming listen to Slipknot: People=Shit ....or just GWAR War is all we know 😉 Thx guys 😄

Ilir Piliki : The song is from 1970, the drummer is Bill Ward, a monster drummer, the lyrics are written mostly by Geezer Butler, the bass player, the singer is the great Ozzy Osbourne, and the guitarist and founder of the band is Tony Iommi, a left handed riff-genious. Tony has lost his finger tips from his middle finger and ring finger, but he didn't give up and he made some thimbles and put them on his fingers to keep playing. Now, Hendrix is from the '60s, and Iommi really doesn't have a lot to do with Hendrix, but Tony was strongly inspired by blues, and Hendrix was a great blues rock guitar player, so I guess that's why they sound similar, that's all I can say. And also, for the solos, in this song Tony actually played two different solos for each solo section, so that's why you can hear more than one guitar, the solos are double tracked/harmonised. There, hope I answered to all of the questions you made in the video! Black Sabbath is my favourite band, and I love this song!!

Anthony LaMastra : That song is almost 50 years old and is just as relevant today as it was then. You can apply ideas and beliefs from the Vietnam War era to now.

Ralph Martin : Tony Iommi invented heavy metal. He IS Iron Man. He worked in a steel mill in factory town Birmingham England. He was going to quit to join his friends & start Black Sabbath. On his last day a steel press machine that bends steel plates slammed down & cut off 2 of his finger tips. He relearn how to play again, made caps for his tips & Black Sabbath sound was born. Guitar God!

Joshua Montague : If you haven't done so yet, can you check out their song "Iron Man"?

Dan B : You guys are my favorite way to listen to songs I haven't heard in ages. Amazing stuff, and you crack me up too.

IGottaBasketballJones : I love how Ozzy can SING perfect pronunciation but when he TALKS you can't understand a fuckin thing he's sayin! Hahah

Pierre Szczygiel : Black Sabbath are from Aston, Birmingham, England. It was a rough, working lower-middle class, industrial neighborhood that was mixed racially and culturally. It still hadn't really recovered from the bombing it received in World War II. It was a factory town with a very bleak outlook, plenty of crime, street fights, gangs and drugs. All of this obviously informed their worldview and their approach to their instruments and what they wanted to sing about. They saw the hippy counterculture that was happening in San Fransisco and all the peace and love movement but didn't relate to it at all. Their lyrics were always darker, and naturally reflecting their own life experience. They tackled subjects like the occult, drug abuse, the horrors of war and mental illness. Black Sabbath become the blue-print of what heavy metal would become. Lyrics about darker subject matter; songs centered around "heavy" distorted guitar riffs; pounding drums; plenty of groove. Without really setting out to do so they started an entire new genre of music but were always still very rooted in blues and jazz. If you listen closely Black Sabbath have a very nice "swing" to their sound. The drums and bass in particular have a very jazzy feel about them. Keep it up guys. Digging your videos.

Bluebuthappy182 : If you're into drumming you should check out Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin

Hoosier Daddy : Guys. If you want to hear a groove you have to review Ted Nugent's song called "Stranglehold"..

grady doble : Living colour-cult of personality

Tïr Eoghain Blackman : Man, seeing two people hear Black Sabbath for the first time and 'getting it' is a beautiful thing.

Sherry Macdonald : I just found you guys and I'm addicted

Satevo : Get a kit. A starter kit ain't that expensive. Warning, as the addiction grows that wallet shrinks.

Kevin Hunt : Please. Please. Please react to "Civil War" by Guns-n-Roses

REBMeTaL : Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (from Live at the El Mocambo)

Opuskrokus : Black Sabbath were pretty much contemporary with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi's first album was 1967, and Black Sabbath started out in 1968. Jimi's career started in the early 60's, playing with the Isley Brothers and Little Richard. He died 1970.

Dave McCloskey : "You can boogie down a Soul Train line and learn about war atrocities at the same time." Now that's some hilarious shit. Well done George!

Chris Oliver : Should rename your channel "Drums and Baby Oil." Awesome review, reaction.

Joe Herald : You guys wanna hear a HUGE departure for this band musically try planet caravan!

armadillotoe : Some people say "heavy metal" originated with Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild." The lyrics "heavy metal thunder" may be where the term originated. That would be a great song for you to review. It features an incredible use of a Hammond B3 with Leslies.

Viking : War Pigs is great! I heard it three days after I turned 19 in a bunker in Nam getting high with a bunch of guys I'll miss forever!

Christopher Hoglund : -If you fellas love Hendrix then please please review Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of Voodoo Chile (slight return) Live. -Black Sabbath is rooted in pure blues hence you groove. I've always called BS the electric metal blues band. -I love your videos. Continue to be open minded and rock on!

Riquel Pyles : Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath. Where heavy metal started.

JohnBindon : The 2 guitars for the guitar solo are "overdubbed." The guitarist usually plays the rhythm guitar throughout the song - with the full band, while recording. This is an era when bands played all their instruments together in the studio. The guitarist for this song - listened to the original song thru headphones that was recorded earlier and then played one guitar solo and then listened to that newly recorded version with the newly added guitar solo and then "overdubbed" a 2nd guitar solo. Some of the guitar notes are played in "harmony," but some times back then - all the notes didn't match exactly and they would leave in the notes that didn't quite line up - most likely the guitar notes were done like that on purpose - which all notes were not perfectly matched.

nworbrelytthefirst : No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age

idontcare : it's so fucking dope to see someone who's never heard this classic get to experience it for the first time and enjoy it so much. you two are fucking awesome

karlmoles65 : Also, check out this song Live In Paris 1970. Holy Shit.

Jayden Warran : You paused at the climax.....😂😂😂😂

Frank Schmidt : My generation, My music of which i enjoyed playing drums to,,, however i have a requests from an all black group i truly liked,,Living Colour,,,Cult of Personality

KGA Digital : "it's beautiful". "it's grabbin you". "you can just groove". Try "Symptom Of the Universe" if you dare.

Gustavo Gonzalez : You guys should make “But who’s the drummer?!” shirts

kingnothing : Black Sabbath: The godfathers of metal!

mikedoesseo : Here's a conspiracy theory for you guys. Jimi Hendrix faked his death and became Morgan Freeman. You didn't know Morgan could play guitar like that did you? :)

Patrick McEvoy : Here's the Original lyrics. (Music is exactly the same) "Walpurgis"[the Original Version Of "WarPigs" -Lyrics;Osbourne,Iommi, and music; Black Sabbath.] - Witches gather at black masses. -Bodies burning in red ashes. -On the hill the church in ruins, -Is the scene of evil doings.-Yeah! -Carry banners which denounce the Lord, -See me rocking in my grave. -See them anoint my head with dead rat's blood! -See them stick the stake through me,-oh! -Don't hold me back cause I just gotta go. -They've got a hold of my soul now! -Lords got my brain instinct with blood obscene, -Look in my eyes I'm there enough, Yeah! -On the scene a priest appears, -Sinners falling at his knees, -Satan sends out funeral pyre, -casts the priest into the fire! -It's the place for all bad sinners, -Watch them eating dead rats' innards, -I guess it's the same, -where ever you may go! -Oh lord yeah!

Dom Vas76 : How about FAITH NO MORE, A Small Victory or Falling To Pieces. 😎👍🏼

Michael Ledford : Black Sabbath pioneered heavy metal music in their choice of chords and were the originators of writing lyrics about Satan VS our Christian God, the 1st heavy metal song Tony Iommi " Guitar " and Geezer Butler " Bass Guitar " ever wrote was titled Black Sabbath and the song was written to emulate, or copy the scary reaction of a horror movie ,here's where very simple non technical music by Sabbath becomes highly technical playing for its day ,mainly due to Tony writing guitar riffs and chords using what music theory labeled " the Devils Triad " in the 1800's , music theory said a piece of music should NEVER pause, or change with the final notes being a Tritone using a diminished 5th because the chords left listeners feeling angst or aggregated, Tony wrote every riff and every power chord using the diminished 5th to create the same emotions as watching a horror film ,Geezer Butler wrote the lyrics including verses about Satan & God due to his recent involvement in reading books on black magic ,the song Black Sabbath and the band's name were copied from a 1950's horror film called Black Sabbath staring Boris Karlof . To increase the emotion of the listener Geezer wrote his bass lines that closely followed Tonys heavy use of the diminished 5th ,the extreme use of the diminished 5th caused/caused dissonance with the listener who's brain tells us to expect a nice sounding chord ,then we are hit with a diminished 5th that is not a pleasant chord at all . Bill Ward " Drums " further caused dissonance in listeners by his use of Triads in his playing ,as well as Bill used the extended interval " pauses in the pace of the song " to further exaggerate the angst listeners were feeling, now days Black Sabbaths technical musicianship is outmatched by nearly every heavy metal band but Sabbath were the absolute 1st band to break all the rules of music theory being taught at conservatory's and music schools world wide where students were taught to avoid the diminished 5th ,certian Tritone and Triads ,the augmented 4th and the extreme intervals, all of which Black Sabbath combined to create an entirely new genre of music ,before Black Sabbath the use of the devils Tritone and Triads simply were not being played ,early Black Sabbath music was as ground breaking as true geniuses such as Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, it's hard for you kids to imagine the sheer horror Black Sabbath caused the world when they hit the scene because we've become desensitized by overly sexualized music ,extreme violence on TV and extreme lyrics in music ,back in 1970 the Bryds & The Beatles were singing about how great it was to be in love and everything is super fantastic ,then along comes Black Sabbath singing about Lucifer with the lyrics " What is this that stands before me ,figure in black which points at me ,turn round quick and start to run ,find out I'm the chosen one ,oh god please God help me ! That shit f-ed a lot of people up and had America in an uproar ,for an entire year nearly every night on network news was a story about black Sabbath and some community's adverse reaction and hatred of them ,the Catholic church and pope spoke out against black Sabbath, I had only been home from Vietnam for a few months when Sabbath Black Sabbath hit the radio and it frightened me when i 1st heard it ,while everybody wishes Jimi Hendrix influenced Sabbath Tony Iommis guitar playing was 10 times more ground breaking than Hendrix ,I saw both live and seeing Sabbath left me afraid for my mortal soul back then ,even Hendrix couldn't evoke such emotions out of listeners .

sssstephen99 : This is one of the all time best anti Vietnam war songs

Just Smashing : Check out the 1970 Paris live version...in my top 10 live tracks ever...the drums needs an aspirin afterwards :)

madvilhelm : You asked why so many people speak of this song as a landmark or a reference point. As you already mentioned, Sabbath was the birth of heavy metal... so let's break down that concept a little and try to illustrate it in context of the time period: At the time, everybody else was singing about peace, love, and happiness, when here comes Ozzy and the gang with this hard, heavy sound like pulverized lightning, singing about the darkest nature of the human experience... you can only imagine what an earth-shaking impact this had on contemporary pop culture.

Jason Stinebaugh : If no one has said this before this song was a reaction to Viet Nam.

Vince Miller : It's like a time machine watching your reactions to War Pigs. I bought this album in 1972 and three or four of my friends and I sat down and spun it. Watching your reactions to every riff and beat instantly transports me back 45+ yrs when a group of High School boys lost their minds listening to Sabbath for the very first time. All smiles here, you've made my day....

vonsuthoff : This is one hell of a protest song! It compares those evil men in our government (like unto witches) who are pure evil, sending our children into battle... and death, for the sake of their greed and lust for power. Also listen to "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath... another highly poetic and metaphoric warning about our future. Great stuff! And another "must hear," super war protest song... Credence Clearwater Revival "Fortunate Son." It compares the poor and average guys out there who were forced into the Vietnam War, while Senator's sons (and other high ranking politicians sons) were all protected and kept away from it. Many of the songs from the 60's and 70's had real meaning and dealt with real hard core issues.

Daniel Brown : This song, in my mind, shows a large characteristic in the culture of the 1960/70's. There was a realization of the common public of just how brutal and inhumane war truly is. (Brought to light through media outlets and body counts) This song shows how the common people were not with the governments moves in Vietnam, and just wanted the killing to stop. They wanted the government to have respect to it's citizens and their lives and not treat them like "pawns in chess"

Anandarup Ray : You should watch Black Sabbath's Paris 1970 Live show....they have played most of the songs from their very first 2 albums. The rendition of war pigs, especially, can simply be called as brutal

rusty flournoy : You guys are great, I dig the honesty. Y'all have to react to Royal Blood. Two piece band, bass and drums

Don JuanVonBonfiglio III : The drummer, Bill Ward is one of the most underrated drummers of all time. Very primal. He's like Animal from the Muppets

westley willis : Stevie ray vaughn voo doo child or anything stevie

Seth Hughes : Please do a White Stripes song! If you need a specific, I think “Icky Thump” would offer good commentary

Crispy Critter : Here's an idea; get Megadeth to perform "Tornado of Souls" live with you guys present!