Monday, May 09, 2005

CASUALTIES OF JAZZ

Why is it that only heavy metal gets to worship satan and roll around in all that is dark and evil? Why isn't there any death-polka, or black-country? Long-haired adolescent boys in band t-shirts who don't do too well in school aren't getting a very varied musical diet - until now.
The Casualties of Jazz are a Los Angeles-based trio sporting one of those Jimmy Smith-type funky Hammond organ sounds. The title of their album "Kind Of Black" is a play on Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" mixed with the black of Sabbath. Yep, Ozzy and pals find their classics reinterpeted as funky jazz instrumentals. These cats are slick as a blood-spill, as tight as a sealed casket, having performed with the likes of Isaac Hayes, Jane's Addiction, Alanis Morisette, J Lo, Roger Daltrey, Christina Aguilera, etc.

Listen to their takes on Sabbath classics like "Ironman," "War Pigs," and "Sweat Leaf" here.

And why not? After all, Church of Satan founder Anton LeVay played organ...

4 comments:

Natas Si Drol said...

hey, you should post some of that Anton Levey stuff - creepy!

Mr Fab said...

I just may do that one day, my child...

...bwa ha ha haaa!

Hokmayen said...

Not sure if you have ever heard of them, but Rondellus does Sabbath covers with a medieval approach. Check em out http://www.sabbatum.com/

Mr Fab said...

Excellent, thanks for the tip. Yes, I had heard OF this album, but hadn't actually heard it. Sabbath tunes "...played on long-forgotten instruments You've probably never heard of and they are sung in Latin." Hope they do more of this sort of thing...