8 Versions of Iron Man

29 Apr

There are handful of rock and roll songs that you can tell simply from the first note or chord. Back in Black, Communication Breakdown, and Satisfaction are three that come to mind. However, the single greatest first note belongs to Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi and the bendy e. After hearing that note, you know that it can be no other song. So, in honor of the new movie coming out this weekend, here are a few beautiful, fun and ludicrous versions of Black Sabbath’s possible homage to one of the most flawed Marvel super hero: Iron Man.

The Original

From their April 4, 1974 show, immortalized on the “Cannabis Confusion” bootleg

From the New Year’s show 2003. It doesn’t quite make sense until you realize that they’re accompanied by a full marching band that just emerged from a small clown car on stage.

The Bad Plus

The Cardigans

Giant Sand

Opium Jukebox

Vitamin Lounge

Interestingly, most of the covers don’t include the first note.


2 Responses to “8 Versions of Iron Man”

  1. xz April 30, 2008 at 2:40 am #

    links no worky.

  2. David April 30, 2008 at 8:11 am #


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