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Attention Black Sabbath Experts: A Reader Needs Your Help

Bill writes:

Here is something I’ve pondered for quite some time and perhaps, with you connections, the mystery(ies) can be solved. The song “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath has a rapid ending to the song starting at the 7:47 mark through the end.

I have long wondered what it would sound like in time with the rest of the song. Likewise, I have heard lots of backwards sounds incorporated into music from the 60’s and 70’s from the likes of Hendrix and the Beatles and often wondered what those original noises sounded like playing forward.

I know you have to know some sound engineers sitting around looking for something to do [I don’t, but… – AC] and this could keep them busy for 15 minutes. If you find someone that is up to the task, let me know and share it with the rest of your JoMT subscribers.



Anyone want to take up the challenge?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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