A1: WAR PIGS (7:55); A2: PARANOID (2:47); A3: PLANET CARAVAN (4:29); A4: IRON MAN (5:54).
B1: ELECTRIC FUNERAL (4:49); B2: HAND OF DOOM (7:07); B3: RAT SALAD (2:29); B4: FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS (6:13).
CATEGORY: HEAVY ROCK | DURATION: 42 MINUTES
If Deep Purple were a death machine, Black Sabbath were a meat-grinder for the corpses. Paranoid is where Sabbath fully realised the blueprint laid out in their primary recordings and investigated it over a full-length album. From the skull-crushing guitar tone achieved by Tony Iommi to the doom-laden lyrics of singer Ozzy Osbourne – the only man who can rhyme “masses” with “masses” – Paranoid conjures a compelling, hermetic night-world where heavy rock finds its most outrageous expression to that date.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”