By now, we’ve all heard of Pizza Underground, Macaulay Culkin’s extra cheesy Velvet Underground cover band. Now, feast your ears on another, possibly more awesome food-centric musical parody: a McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band called Mac Sabbath.
According to legend, the band “traveled here through a very delicate part of the time space continuum.” The lineup consists of frontman Ronald Osbourne, who looks like the love child of that clown McDonald and Alice Cooper, a be-tusked Mayor McCheese, an extra demonic-looking Grimace, and a Hamburglar drummer that rocks Peter Criss-style makeup. It’s as if they started printing the Necronomicon on all McDonaldland menus.
Describing its sound as “Drive Thru Metal”, the culinary quintet serve up only the finest Sabbath parody jams . “Iron Man” has become “Frying Pan”, complete with the line “All our future is pink slime,” while “Paranoid” has been re-heated as “Pair-a-buns”. (There’s also tunes called “Sweet Beef” and “Chicken for the Slaves”.) Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.
Dig in to a few clips below. Mac Sabbath is reportedly fielding booking requests for “above ground” shows, and I think I know a certain niece who is going to have the best 5th birthday party ever.
Mac Sabbath – “Frying Pan”:
Mac Sabbath – “Pair-a-buns”: