"Iron Man" Covered as a Tango
November 22, 2006 9:12 AM   Subscribe

OzzyFilter: Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" done as a tango. Heard it on WPKN, I think. It was absolutely brilliant, but my Google foo fails me. Anyone know where I can find it?
posted by ZenMasterThis to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This doesn't directly answer your question, but if you liked that, there's a good chance you'd be into Rodrigo y Gabriela.
posted by gwint at 9:27 AM on November 22, 2006

Was it only piano and drums? If so, it could be this (RealPlayer, btw) version by The Bad Plus.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:32 AM on November 22, 2006

The Cardigans did a rather nice laid back version of ironman some years ago.
posted by freq at 9:47 AM on November 22, 2006

Nope, thanks. Nope, thanks. Looking for a tango.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:32 AM on November 22, 2006

If you recall when you heard it, you can try here. They are pretty good with their playlists
posted by horsemuth at 10:46 AM on November 22, 2006

Thanks, cowbellemoo!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:01 AM on November 22, 2006

np, zmt.
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:05 AM on November 22, 2006

Not entirely on topic but it might still be interesting to you. The tango orchestra Mandragora have done a nice cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. It's available in the download section of their website.
posted by rycee at 12:50 PM on November 22, 2006

I absolutely LOVE when someone takes a song out of its element.

Can anyone anyone recommend other band/arrangements?

With the holidays here, check out the klezmonauts. http://www.klezmonauts.com/ Traditional Christmas carols, in a distinctly non-Christian style.
posted by sandra_s at 2:05 PM on November 22, 2006

Korn did a ironic self-cover (metal -> lounge) of "Down with the Sickness" that's featured in the Dawn of the Dead remake.

Nouvelle Vague has a few well-rounded albums of lounge/bossa covers of popular 80s songs. (My personal favorite is the reggae version of "Heart of Glass")

I've heard many many lounge/bossa covers (inc. the Iron Man cover) on Lounge-Radio.com. I believe they're all grouped together in a special program (like for weekends), so that schedule might help.
posted by cowbellemoo at 3:39 PM on November 22, 2006


In the album - For The Masses: An Album of Depeche Mode Songs, there is an lounge-ish duet of Master and Servant. Also I thought Shake the Disease was good.
posted by Cog at 4:46 PM on November 22, 2006

Try googling Richard Cheese...... he does all "lounge" arrangements of amazing songs........
posted by peewinkle at 6:02 PM on November 22, 2006

Sabbatum is an album of Black Sabbath by the Estonian medieval music group Rondellus, where they cover Black Sabbath using only traditional instruments and sing in latin. I just noticed that there are a whole list of other tribute albums on that amazon page I linked.
posted by 445supermag at 6:41 PM on November 22, 2006

Korn did a ironic self-cover (metal -> lounge) of "Down with the Sickness"

How's that a self-cover?
posted by kindall at 7:01 PM on November 22, 2006

Korn did a ironic self-cover (metal -> lounge) of "Down with the Sickness"

How's that a self-cover?

It wasn't - it was done by the aforementioned Richard Cheese for the movie (and wasn't it originally by Disturbed? I don't think Korn has anything to do with it.)
posted by attercoppe at 7:39 PM on November 22, 2006

@ Cog
Thanks for the heads up

@ peewinkle
I have every Richard Cheese Album.

I'm almost 99% sure it was Richard Cheese that did the version of "Down with the Sickness" for Dawn (or maybe Shawn) of the Dead. Its on his "Lounge Against the Machine" Album

@ Everyone else
How about something non-lounge?

@ Original Poster
Sorry for the thread Hi-jack. :-)
posted by sandra_s at 7:40 PM on November 22, 2006

Check this compilation out if you can find it. The electrodub cover of Song 2wo is particularly good.

Also you could check out Nouvelle Vague, who do bossa nova (not lounge!) covers of early 80s new wave songs, allegedly without having even heard the originals ahead of time.
posted by bifter at 1:54 AM on November 23, 2006

Oh, and Dub Side of the Moon of course...
posted by bifter at 1:55 AM on November 23, 2006

Ah.. I was mistaken then. Oh well, that Korn is wacky enough anyway.
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:26 PM on November 26, 2006

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