Vinnie Paul Discusses Vulgar 20th Anniversary Reissue


Drummer Vinnie Paul recently sat down with about the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera‘s Vulgar Display Of Power.

The big man confirmed that a B-side called “Piss” would be included as a bonus on the rehashed LP.

“The reissue has a song called ‘Piss,’ which I had forgotten about it,” start Vinnie. “Some parts of it were taken for other songs, and at the time, it was the only song that did not make the record. In Pantera, we never had songs that didn’t make the record.

“If we were going to write 11 songs, then we’d write 11 quality songs. Some bands write 40 songs and then hope they have nine good ones in the bunch. That sucks. Why not concentrate on writing 9 great ones and forget the 31 others? Anyway, this song, at the time, didn’t feel right to go on the record, so we put it on the shelf.”

And now, it’s coming off the shelf. It will be interesting to hear this song and try to detect what parts ended up in what other songs. I’m not sure that sentence makes sense.

“When I started digging through archives, we were happy with it,” says Vinnie. “It is the only undiscovered complete Pantera track there ever was and it will be part of the package. It should be cool to hear the first new thing from the band since 2000.”

That’s pretty fucking cool, now that I think about it.

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