173 – Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
Written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward
Produced by Rodger Bain
Label – Vertigo
According to Geezer Butler,””Paranoid” was written as an afterthought. “We basically needed a 3 minute filler for the album, and Tony came up with the riff. I quickly did the lyrics, and Ozzy was reading them as he was singing.”
Unbelievable when one considers it remains one of THE iconic heavy metal records.