Thanks to the Web, one can take a halfway clever idea and share it with the like-minded all over the world. If you have a broad stroke of genius like the four men that started Mac Sabbath did, hey, that’s even better: Bro, we’re going to do Black Sabbath covers but also dress up as McDonald’s characters and every song will be about McDonald’s.
The notion is air tight and fit for command. The band has been a Facebook entity since 2012 but appears to have begun performing live only recently. It’s a sight for sore eyes brought to life with demonic versions of Ronald McDonald on vocals, Mayor McCheese on lead guitar, Grimace on bass, and the Hamburgler on drums.
Sabbath standards get parodied with dark lyrics about the fast food industry (the band calls its genre “drive thru rock”). “Iron Man” is “Frying Pan” and features lyrics like “cows we’re going to grind, hope your stomach is well lined.” Mac Sabbath’s version of the evergreen “Paranoid” is called “Pair-a-buns.” Here, Ronald Osbourne belts out couplets like “happiness your child will feel, while he eats his happy meal.”
Here’s an early bootleg from last summer.
The lawsuits should be imminent, but at least the original grandaddys appear amused.