Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Black Sabbath – Paranoid

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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.

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6 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Black Sabbath – Paranoid

  1. Pretty incredible for an afterthought, eh? Paranoid was my gateway to Sabbath… at the time I thought it sounded like a heavy Rolling Stones and, as I liked the Stones a whole lot, I really dug Paranoid. It’s still a track I listen to a fair bit even when I’m not choosing to listen to a Sabbath album.

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