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Looking like a cross between H.R. Pufnstuf and Gwar emerges Mac Sabbath, a McDonalds-themed Black Sabbath cover band. I know, you're saying, "Why didn't I think of that?" Mac Sabbath isn't your stock tribute band as it takes Sabbath tunes and retro fits them with lyrics that celebrate the perils of fast food. A song like "War Pigs" becomes "More Ribs"; "Sweet Leaf" becomes "Sweet Beef"; "Iron Man" becomes "Frying Pan." You get the picture. All characters on stage are parodies as well: digging into Sabbath's catalogue are Ronald Osbourne looking as evil as Ronald McDonald ever did if you think about it; Mayor Slayer MacCheeze with a huge cheeseburger head and wielding his guitar like a giant spatula; there's the Catburglar beating the drums; and Grimalice plays bass. The parody doesn't overshadow the musicianship, thankfully. A few nuggets shy of a Happy Meal.

Mac Sabbath plays with Clownvis Presley and Anchorage, Nebraska, on Sunday, September 4, at Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 7:30 p.m. $16-$20.;


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