War Pigs

~ Song

Annotation

"War Pigs" is the opening track on Paranoid, Black Sabbath's best-selling album. The outro to "War Pigs" has its own name, "Luke's Wall" (named in homage to the band's two-man road crew, Geoff "Luke" Lucas and Spock Wall). In the North American edition of the album, the songs "War Pigs" and "Fairies Wear Boots" were entitled "War Pigs / Luke's Wall" and "Jack the Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots", respectively.

Annotation last modified on 2011-08-04 06:51 UTC.

Relationships

lyricist:Geezer Butler
composer:Geezer Butler
Tony Iommi
Ozzy Osbourne
Bill Ward
publisher:Essex Music International, Inc.
Westminster Music Ltd.
ティー・アール・オー・エセックス・ジャパン A事業部
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Black_Sabbath:War_Pigs [info]
SecondHandSongs:http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/726 [info]
Songfacts:http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1299 [info]
Wikidata:Q926002 [info]
later translated versions:Sotasiat
Verres militares
version of:Walpurgis

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1970-12-20War Pigs (live, 1970-12-20: Olympia, Paris, Île-de-France, France)liveBlack Sabbath7:59
1970-12-20War Pigs (live, 1970-12-20: Olympia, Paris, Île-de-France, France)Black Sabbath7:59
1973-03-16War Pigs (live)liveBlack Sabbath7:37
1973-07-01War Pigs (live, 1973-07-01: Ngaruawahia Music Festival, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand)liveBlack Sabbath8:00
1976-01-13War Pigs (live, 1976-01-13: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK)liveBlack Sabbath7:54
1977-04-21War Pigs (live, 1977-04-21: Olympen, Lund, Sweden)liveBlack Sabbath7:40
1980-08-10War Pigs (live, 1980-08-10: Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT, USA)liveBlack Sabbath7:11
1980-11-21War Pigs (live, 1980-11-21: Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan)liveBlack Sabbath7:38
1983-08-27War Pigs (live, 1983-08-27: BBC Friday Radio Rock Show)liveBlack Sabbath7:25
1986-06-02War Pigs (live, 1986-06-02: Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK)liveBlack Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi8:11
1987-11-24War Pigs (live, 1987-11-24: St. Louis, MO, USA)cover and liveFaith No More?:??
1989-05-15War Pigscover and liveSacred Reich6:28
1989War Pigs (live in Berlin 1989)cover and liveFaith No More7:59
1990-02-13War Pigs (live, 1990-02-13: Who Farted: Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands)cover and liveFaith No More8:01
1990-04-28War Pigs (Live at the Brixton Academy)cover and liveFaith No More6:58
1992-02-29War Pig / Iron Man / [Lars solo] (live, 1992-02-29: Friends of Misery: Providence, RI, USA)cover, live and medleyMetallica2:57
1992-08-09War Pigs (live, 1992-08-09: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, USA)liveBlack Sabbath8:35
1994-09-09War Pigs (live, 1994-09-09: Burbank, CA, USA)cover and liveDream Theater2:15
1997Medley: Space Trucking / Woman From Tokyo / Back in Black / Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City / War Pigs / Paranoid (live, 1997: O'Malley's, Kauniainen)cover, live and medleyBen Granfelt13:15
1998-05-22War Pigs (live, 1998-05-22: Depots 19th St. Warehouse, Lubbock, TX, USA)cover, live and partialDream Theater2:15
1999-01-08War Pigs (live, 1999-01-08: San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA)liveBlack Sabbath9:27
2000-10-18War Pigs (live, 2000-10-18: The Garage, Glasgow, Scotland)cover and liveDream Theater4:15
2000War Pigs (live, 2000)cover and liveDream Theater3:49
2003-10War PigscoverNativo7:59
2004-06-17War Pigs (live, 2004-06-17: Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2004-06-29War Pigs (live, 2004-06-29: Le Réservoir, Paris, France)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2004-08-13War Pigs (live, 2004-08-13: Detroit, MI, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls9:39
2004-10-15War Pigs (live, 2004-10-15: Athens, GA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls9:38
2004-10-16War Pigs (live, 2004-10-16: Echo Lounge, Atlanta, GA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls10:48
2004-10-16War Pigs (live, 2004-10-16: Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2004-11-05War Pigs (live, 2004-11-05: Park West, Chicago, IL, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2004-11-17War Pigs (live, 2004-11-17: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2004-12-19War Pigs (Black Sabbath Cover)cover and liveThe Flaming Lips4:07
2005-01-01War Pigs (live, 2005-01-01: Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2005-01-26War Pigs (live, 2005-01-26: Santa Barbara, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls10:57
2005-02-05War Pigs (live, 2005-02-05: Lupo's at the Strand, Providence, RI, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls9:53
2005-02-23War Pigs (live, 2005-02-23: La Boule Noire, Paris, France)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2005-02-27War Pigs (live, 2005-02-27: Flex, Vienna, Austria)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:38
2005-03-02War Pigs (live, 2005-03-02: Logo, Hamburg, Germany)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls9:48
2005-03-10War Pigs (live, 2005-03-10: Le Transbordeur, Villeurbanne, Lyon, France)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:52
2005-04-29War Pigs (live, 2005-04-29: Empire Nightclub, Sacramento, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2005-06-22War Pigs (live, 2005-06-22: Le Zénith, Paris, France)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2005-12-28War Pigs (live, 2005-12-28: RecCenter Space, Echo Park, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls9:56
2005-12-29War Pigs (live, 2005-12-29: Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:14
2005-12-31War Pigs (live, 2005-12-31: Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls?:??
2006-04-30War Pigs (live, 2006-04-30: Donaufestival 2006, Messehalle Krems, Krems, Austria)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:18
2007-06-30War Pigs (live, 2007-06-30: True Colors, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:35
2007-08-04War Pigs (live, 2007-08-04: Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)cover and liveSacred Reich?:??
2007-08-04War Pigs (live, 2007-08-04: Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)cover and liveSacred Reich7:10
2008-05-18War Pigs (live, 2008-05-18: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls11:47
2008-07-05War Pigs (live, 2008-07-05: Rothbury Festival, Sherwood Court, Rothbury, MI, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:29
2009-01-24Pigs, Two Different Onescover, live and partialThe Polka Floyd Show15:46
2009-09-17War Pigs (live, 2009-09-17: Irvine, CA, United States)cover and liveWeezer2:15
2010-12-31War Pigs (live, 2010-12-31: The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls8:39
2012-05-19War Pigs (live, 2012-05-19: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK)liveBlack Sabbath?:??
"War Pigs"coverBat Sabbath7:09
Luke's Wall / War PigscoverCasualties of Jazz7:32
PL vs. The End of the Worldcover and partialPretty Lights6:07
War Pigs (live, 2005-06-05, Paradise, Boston, MA, USA)cover and liveThe Dresden Dolls11:23
War Pigs (quadraphonic)Black Sabbath7:58
War PigscoverPIG6:27
War Pigscover and liveBonerama8:42
War PigscoverAlice Donut2:47
War PigscoverSacred Reich6:05
War Pigscover and liveSacred Reich7:04
War PigscoverVital Remains7:55
War Pigscover and liveGov’t Mule9:22
War Pigs (live)cover and liveFaith No More8:21
War Pigs (live)cover and liveFaith No More7:02
War Pigscover and instrumentalDeath Row6:59
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath6:53
War PigscoverGod of War7:35
War Pigscover and instrumentalPastors of Muppets7:31
War PigscoverFionn Ó Lochlainn5:33
War PigscoverHayseed Dixie4:28
War Pigscover and liveGov’t Mule8:26
War PigscoverRuthie Foster4:35
War PigscoverBathory8:48
War PigscoverMichael Schenker Group7:24
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath8:33
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:49
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:35
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:04
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath9:40
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:15
War Pigs (surround mix)liveBlack Sabbath8:45
War Pigscover and liveWeen3:44
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War Pigscover and liveOzzy Osbourne8:35
War Pigscover and liveOzzy Osbourne8:23
War PigscoverFaith No More7:46
War Pigs (live)cover and liveFaith No More8:02
War PigscoverCAKE3:54
War PigscoverThe Underground Rebels8:19
War Pigs (“Guitar Hero II” gamerip)coverWaveGroup Sound?:??
War PigscoverAlex Skolnick Trio10:33
War Pigs (instrumental)instrumentalBlack Sabbath7:58
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:53
War Pigscover and instrumental8‐Bit Arcade7:13
War Pigs (live)liveBlack Sabbath7:57
War Pigs (Live at the Brixton Academy)coverFaith No More6:58
War PigscoverFaith No More?:??
War Pigs (live, 1990-02-13: Who Farted: Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Netherlands)coverFaith No More8:01
War Pigs (live, 1987-11-24: St. Louis, MO, USA)coverFaith No More?:??
War Pigs (live, 1992, USA)coverFaith No More7:58
War PigscoverFaith No More9:21
War Pigs (live)coverFaith No More8:21
War PigscoverFaith No More8:26
War Pigscover and instrumentalRockabye Baby!4:41
War Pigs (live, 1982-01-01: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK)liveBlack Sabbath7:40
War Pigscover and liveOzzy Osbourne9:17
War PigscoverTesla9:00
War PigscoverSlaves on Dope5:22
War PigscoverThe Acacia Strain8:16
War Pigs (live)cover and liveZakk Wylde?:??
War PigscoverZakk Wylde?:??
War PigscoverHellsongs4:16
War PigsliveBlack Sabbath8:32
War PigscoverBlake8:19
War PigscoverAvatarium4:47
War PigscoverEvil Beaver6:28
War PigscoverQuasi6:41
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath9:19
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:38
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:10
War PigsBlack Sabbath6:08
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:02
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:33
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:17
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:25
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:12
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:31
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:37
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:39
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:12
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:02
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:40
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:05
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:26
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:04
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:07
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:28
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:31
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:19
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:56
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:54
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:30
War PigsBlack Sabbath?:??
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:22
War PigsBlack Sabbath9:32
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:43
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:55
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:47
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:32
War PigsBlack Sabbath7:37
War PigsBlack Sabbath10:47
War PigsBlack Sabbath8:12
War Pigs (Alternate Version)cover and instrumental8‐Bit Arcade8:04
War Pigs (instrumental version)coverMichael Schenker7:25
War Pigs (live at Brixton)cover and liveFaith No More7:01
War Pigs (live in studio)cover and livesHEAVY8:24
War Pigs (Live Inédit)liveThe Dresden Dolls7:52
War Pigs (live)cover and liveCAKE feat. Steven Drozd5:20
War Pigs (remix)coverKREIGN4:47
War Pigs / [drum solo]Black Sabbath10:11
War Pigs / Luke’s WallBlack Sabbath7:55
War Pigs / Luke’s WallBlack Sabbath7:56
War Pigs / Luke’s Wall (quadradisc mix in stereo)Black Sabbath7:58
WarpigsBlack Sabbath7:49
WarpigscoverHellsongs3:37
Warpigscover and liveWeezer1:21