The Observatory would be the obvious choice as the best place Mac Sabbath will have ever played were it not for that special day in a Hollywood space when the band performed for only three people.
That’s because the so-called “Drive Thru Metal” outfit, which parodies Black Sabbath with fast-food references, played for a surprised Ozzy Osbourne, who had slyly been brought to the secret gig by his son Jack and granddaughter Pearl.
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Besides “Frying Pan” to the tune of “Iron Man,” Mac Sabbath songs include “Pair-a-Buns” (“Paranoid”), “Sweet Beef” (“Sweet Leaf”) and “Zipping Up the Uniform” (“Symptom of the Universe”).
Frontman Ronald Osbourne and his bandmates Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice and Catburglar previously headlined the Oct. 26, 2014, final day of the three-day Long Beach Zombie Walk, which drew this McRave from the Weekly‘s Scott Feinblatt: “Though Mac Sabbath is a one-line joke, they are great performers. Both musically and comedically, Ronald Osbourne and his band of characters keep the energy high and the smiles wide.”
(Daniel Kohn also got “Inside Mac Sabbath’s World of Headbanging and Hamburgers.”)
Hearing your papa drop F-bombs while Mac Sabbath plays will also be possible at the Observatory Friday night, because it is an all-ages show.
Mac Sabbath with 45 Grave and Tartar Control at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana; observatoryoc.com. Fri., 8 p.m. $17. All ages.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.