Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017

I can't remember the last time I ate McDonalds's but I do remember the last time I saw Mac Sabbath! It was at Outside Lands 2015: the Black Sabbath tribute band played on the GastroMagic Stage in the forest just past Choco Lands and gourmet chicken McNuggets were passed out while they played. It's one of the funnest sets at a Music Fest I've ever been to! Their show at Slim's last Friday night was sure to be just as insanely entertaining! 

Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 

Arno Corps, an all Arnold Schwarzenegger everything tribute band was set to open the show at 9:00 but they didn't storm the stage until 9:30. And open they did! All of the hardrock/metal/hardcore fans at the schtick show got aggressively riled up, smashing and thrashing as the band performed songs who's themes spanned Schwarzenegger's career. 



Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 
The world's first "drive-thru metal" band doesn't sell any CDs or release albums so the only way to get an order of Mac Sabbath is to see them live. Come 10:45 on Friday night everyone at Slim's was hungry to fill up on some Mac Sab! The band was all there once the stage was unveiled: drummer Catburglar, a cross between the Hamburglar and Peter Criss' KISS persona with the same painted face and caped Hamburglar costume. Bassist Grimalice, named as a nod to Alice in Chain's late bassist Mike Starr and a striking resemblance to the purple character Grimace. 

Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 


Slayer McCheese on lead guitar representing the blood feining metal band with a huge, horned, cheeseburger for a head. And of course, the lead singer Ronald Osbourne: taking on the obvious roles of the fast food chain's famous clown and Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne in a yellow jumpsuit, big red shoes bright red hair and scary crazy face paint. 







All of Mac Sabbath's songs are Black Sabbath covers with a Mickey D's twist. Their take on the classic "Iron Man"is "Frying Pan", "Electric Funeral" is "Organic Funeral", "Chicken for the Salves" is a parody of "Children of the Graves" and so on! They also mock song lyrics, for example: their version of "war Pigs" called "More Ribs" is about a man obsessed with the limited time offer of the McRib and getting more of that elusive BBQ sandwich! 

Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 

I love that not only do they look like what you'd expect a band called Mac Sabbath to look like and that they change all of the song lyrics to reflect their distain for the evils of fast food but Ronald Osbourne delivers banter in an English accent, too! His over the top performance was matched by his wild stage antics of taking his knickers off without disrobing, squirting fans with "vodka catsup" and "Jack Daniel's" mustard and doing a beer bong made from a giant red and yellow striped straw. 


Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 





It was funny how agro and rowdy the crowd got! Some people must have thought they were at an actual hard metal show the way they were violently moshing! Big, burley, bearded, full-grown men had no qualms shoving and pushing smaller show-goers around. I had to throw a few elbows just for protection and to secure my stage front spot. Fans definitely ate up the energy that the band was serving! 














Mac Sabbath is a riot, they're a fun serving of fun all around! Get a taste of Mac Sabbath while they're on the road around the States through April! Their show is a guilty pleasure you won't regret treating yourself to!

Mac Sabbath @ Slim's 1/27/2017
photo by Marc Fong 





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