Puddles Pity Party, an immensely gifted musician, sat down at his keyboard and performed a somberly stirring interpretation of the legendary Black Sabbath song “War Pigs.” Although it’s possible that it wasn’t done by purpose, the black and white video highlights the lyrics’ melancholy and prophetic aspect even more.
“Oh hello,” says Puddles. “Here it is. We had no idea what we were doing, by doing this tune. But we did it anyway. And thanks to Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward for writing this.”Advertisement
In the starkly monochromatic video, Puddles is shown by herself at a piano. He then continues to perform his somber interpretation of the original, pushing the song in directions Ozzy Osbourne never imagined it would go and replacing Tony Iommi’s thunderous guitars with jittery, Radiohead-like rhythms.
Since 1998, Mike Geier has been playing Puddles Pity Party. His current song list includes a somber rendition of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and a Johnny Cash-inspired rendition of The Who’s Pinball Wizard.
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