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Paranoid

Band
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresHard Rock, Heavy Metal
LabelsVertigo Records, Warner Bros. Records
Length42:03
Ranked#1 for 1970 , #21 all-time
Reviews :  6
Comments :  75
Total votes :  81
Rating :  94 / 100
Have :  43
Want : 1
Submitted by level 21 Eagles
Last modified by level 21 Eagles
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Paranoid Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotespopularity
1.War Pigs7:5597.222
2.Paranoid2:5098.122
3.Planet Caravan4:3095.321
4.Iron Man6:0098.423
5.Electric Funeral4:509518
6.Hand of Doom7:1092.317
7.Rat Salad2:3090.416
8.Fairies Wear Boots6:1592.818

Line-up (members)

Guest / additional musicians

  • Tom Allom : Piano (track 3)

Production staff / artist

  • Rodger Bain : Producer
  • Brian Humphries : Engineer
  • Tony Allom : Engineer
  • Marcus Keef : Design, Photography
Recorded : 16–21 June 1970
Studio : Regent Sound Studios and Island Studios, London

Chart position :
UK Albums Chart #1
Norwegian Albums Chart #5
US Billboard 200 #12

Certification :
United States (RIAA) 4× Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold

The album was originally supposed to be titled "War Pigs", and the cover art was designed with that title in mind, but the record company objected (presumably due to the Vietnam War), and so it was re-titled "Paranoid".

"Paranoid" was the last song composed and recorded for the album, at the behest of the producer, who thought they needed an extra track.

According to popular belief, the name for doom metal came from the song "Hand of Doom".

"Fairies Wear Boots" was inspired by a time when Ozzy and Geezer were hassled by skinheads, thus an insult to the boot-wearing "fairy" skinheads.

"Iron Man" is based on a fictional character thought up by Ozzy and Geezer, and not the Marvel comics hero of the same name.

On the North American edition of the album, the songs "War Pigs" and "Fairies Wear Boots" were entitled "War Pigs/Luke's Wall" and "Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots", respectively.
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Black Sabbath Discography

Album titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Studio 91.5 534
Studio 94 816
EP - 00
Studio 92.2 434
EP - 00
Studio 90.9 262
EP - 00
Studio 89.4 194
Studio 89.6 153
Studio 80.1 205
Studio 74.9 122
Studio 93.4 753
Live 71 21
Studio 90.3 182
Live 90.6 142
Studio 80.4 155
Studio 82 102
Studio 83.7 132
Studio 91.8 183
Studio 88.3 172
Studio 87.6 193
Studio 84.5 61
Studio 75.3 82
Live 76.6 71
EP - 00
Live 63.2 51
Live 92.7 30
Studio 81.4 383
EP 82.5 20
Live 90 10
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