Last week’s Friday Funk installment was a funk cover of a Rage Against the Machine classic. Same theme this week with Brownout’s cover of Hand of Doom, a song off Black Sabbath’s 1970 Paranoid album that’s about Vietnam vets turning to drugs as solace—and ultimate demise—from the atrocities of war. Dark theme for dark times, but sometimes great art can help us find some light and get our cool back … if only for the weekend. Which is the whole point of Friday Funk selections. Also if you were ever a fan of War, P-Funk, or Santana, you’ll enjoy diving deep into Brownout’s catalog. But first, here’s today’s cut with the Sabbath original below it.
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