Revolution Is My Name

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"Revolution is My Name"
Single by Pantera
from the album Reinventing the Steel
Released January, 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Groove metal
Length 5:19
Label Eastwest Records
Songwriter(s) Phil Anselmo
Vinnie Paul
Dimebag Darrell
Rex Brown
Producer(s) Pantera
Sterling Whitfield
Pantera singles chronology
"Cat Scratch Fever"
"Revolution is My Name"
"Goddamn Electric"

"Revolution is My Name" is a song by American groove metal band Pantera. It was the first single from the band's final album, Reinventing the Steel. It was also included on the band's compilation album Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!.

Release and reception

"Revolution is My Name" reached number 28 on the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks,[1] and remains the only single that was originally written by the band to chart in the United States during the time they were active. The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance in the 2001 Grammys, but lost to Deftones' "Elite." However, it won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Song of the Year.[2] The song's music video was voted as the 15th Greatest Metal Video of the 21st Century on Headbangers Ball in 2005.

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Jim Van Bebber and produced by Grant Cihlar for 1171 Production Group.[3] The video is a mix of various elements: between performances from the band and live footage, it also contains comical snippets of a sitcom-esque interpretation of the band's childhood, where the musicians are portrayed as small kids (with facial hair included) listening to Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top while jumping on the bed and playing oversized instruments. The video also includes flashes of the band's influences such as Black Sabbath and KISS.[4]

Track listing

Promo single
No. Title Length
1. "Revolution Is My Name" (Radio Edit) 4:09
2. "Revolution Is My Name" (Album Version) 5:19
EP single

All tracks are written by Pantera, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revolution Is My Name" (Radio Edit)   4:09
2. "Hole In the Sky" (Black Sabbath cover) Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 4:17
3. "Immortally Insane"   5:13
4. "Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent cover) Ted Nugent 3:51


Chart (2000) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 28


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  2. ^ Metal Edge, June 2001
  3. ^ Mancini, Robert (2000-04-26). "Pantera Delivers New Video". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  4. ^ Retrieved 2008-11-18.

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