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Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”: Metal Becomes Meaning

  War Pigs (Song intro plays throughout podcast) Narrator: Hello and welcome to Protest Pals! On today’s episode, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the song “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath.  (Song intro) Narrator: Since metal was initially introduced to the… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath

Which Songs Have Parallel Themes to “War Pigs” This Bob Dylan song was written/released at the height of the Cold War in 1963, and while the specific time-frame is different from the one discussed in “War Pigs”, the songs share… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath

How “War Pigs” Functions as Relevant Today It is important to point out the power that this song has in its ability to translate across music genres and still spread important anti-war sentiments. Regardless of who was performing the song… Continue Reading →

First Listen: “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath

This song was released in 1970, towards the very end of the anti-war movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. At the time the song was written, the Vietnam War was still raging on, and wouldn’t come to an… Continue Reading →

Protest Anthems Proposal

The two songs that I chose to look into for this assignment are “Icky Thump” by The White Stripes and “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters. First off, Icky Thump intrigues me as its lyrics can easily be connected to immigration… Continue Reading →

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