Not many would choose a Black Sabbath song to promote tourism, but a panel from the Birmingham, England tourist board did. “War Pigs” is one of 21 songs by artists from the West Midlands selected for an album called B Side: The Album. Eighty-five artists from the area sent in over 150 songs the panel chose the 21 that they felt best epitomized the diverse and rich range of music from the West Midlands, past and present.

Also featured on the album is “Love & Affection” by Joan Armatrading, “Gimme Some Lovin'” by the Spencer Davis Group, “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO and “I’m Not the Man I Used to Be” by Fine Young Cannibals.

Bands who have roots in the West Midlands that did not make the disc include The Moody Blues, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Traffic and ELP.