I was listening to Jeff Buckley’s Grace, and was looking for lyrics to “Mojo Pin”, and my quick google search included a link to a youtube video of a live performance video:
From there, I followed a link to footage from the same performance of “Last Goodbye” because, you know, it’s a lovely song:
And then things started to get weird.
See, that had a link to a video of Scarlett Johanssen doing a cover of Tom Waits’ “Yesterday is Here”:
There was no way I couldn’t check that out. Somewhat to my surprise, I was not repulsed.
From there, I follwed a link to a cover of the same song by Cat Power:
Didn’t care for that one as much, but oh what it led me to: The Flaming Lips & Cat Power performing a pretty good cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”:
Which in turn led to video of TFL doing it with Peaches:
Which was interesting mostly for its oddity (the audio quality bites, too).
But the TFL & Cat Power video also had a link to Sabbath performing it in Paris in 1970:
That’s pretty powerful.
It is also amusing to know that Ozzy’s stage act hasn’t changed a bit in 40 years.