Walk (Pantera song)

"Walk" is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera from their sixth album Vulgar Display of Power.[1] A live performance of "Walk" is included on Official Live: 101 Proof,[2] and the studio version is also on the band's greatest hits album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!.

"Walk"
Walk (song).jpg
Single by Pantera
from the album Vulgar Display of Power
Released1993
Recorded1991
GenreGroove metal
Length5:15
LabelEastwest
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Terry Date
Pantera singles chronology
"Hollow"
(1992)
"Walk"
(1993)
"I'm Broken"
(1994)

Song informationEdit

The riff for "Walk" is played in a time signature of 12/8.[3] Dimebag Darrell played the riff at a soundcheck during the tour for Cowboys from Hell and the rest of the band loved it.[3]

Phil Anselmo said that the message of the song was "Take your fucking attitude and take a fuckin' walk with that. Keep that shit away from me".[3] His message was aimed at friends that treated the band differently when they arrived home after touring for Cowboys from Hell.[3] He said "they thought it had gone to our heads, like we've got this rock-star thing embroidered across our faces".[3]

The music video was shot at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago.[3] The cover for the single is a screenshot of the band's "Mouth for War" music video.

In 2019, the song was prominently featured in the film Triple Frontier.

ReleaseEdit

The song was released as the fourth and final single for the band's Vulgar Display of Power LP in 1993. The band also released a number of EP's and remixes for the song in 1993 including:

Reception and accoladesEdit

The song is considered to be one of the band's best tracks and is also one of the band's most well known songs to both Pantera fans and casual listeners. The song ranked number 16 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs.[4] Guitar World magazine voted the song's solo the 57th greatest of all-time.[5] The song peaked at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's first UK top 40 hit, and number 23 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (equivalent to number 123 on the Billboard Hot 100).

Notable coversEdit

"Walk"
 
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
ReleasedJuly 17, 2007
Recorded2007
GenreGroove metal
Length5:23
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown
Producer(s)Avenged Sevenfold, Terry Date
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Seize the Day"
(2006)
"Walk"
(2007)
"Critical Acclaim"
(2007)

ChartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 35[6]
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/vulgar-display-of-power-mw0000277671
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/official-live-101-proof-mw0000024765
  3. ^ a b c d e f Grow, Kory (2012-05-22). "Pantera Look Back at 20 Years of 'Walk'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  4. ^ "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com; last accessed 2006-09-10.
  5. ^ 100 Greatest Guitar Solos - Tablature for solos 51 - 60; About.com; last accessed 2012-01-12.
  6. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/28168/pantera/

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