Matt’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs: #12- War Pigs covered by Cake
Posted by RiffRaff
Outside of the all the metal and hard rock I listen to, one band that I completely love is Cake. Between their funky grooves and vocalist John McCrea’s charisma laden monotone singing style they come off to me as one of the most original and fun bands from that quirky period of the mid-90s who are still kicking some ass today (saw them live last year for the 3rd time and damn do they still kick some ass). Cake is also tasty and not a lie. You may have also noticed I have a some love for Black Sabbath who rest in the top 1% of my all time favorite bands. So the idea of mixing some Sabbath with a hefty serving of Cake would be sure to intrigue me, and lo and behold, their cover of the classic tune “War Pigs” is nothing but awesome.
Basically its the song done Cake style, but I’ll be damned if it don’t sound great with those big fat bass lines and trumpeter Vince DiFiore adding a well of spice to the song. The addition of the Hammond and the occasional group “huah”s give this version a really great bite too. Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Original Black Sabbath Version:
And because I just happen to be talking about Cake covers I really dig and I have the B-Sides and Rarities album “War Pigs” is on spinning, I’d thought I’d post a totally un-metal song/cover I completely love. And yes, I’m a big Muppets fan and good luck getting “Mahna Mahna” unstuck from your head.