Inbetweenies! BLACK SABBATH Going Paranoid 51 Years Ago Today

What Turn Up The Volume is playing/ watching in between two coffees

Today 51 years ago, on 7 January 1970, metal freaks BLACK SABBATH released their
2nd LP PARANOID. The longplayer was originally titled War Pigs (the opening track) but the record company made it change in the end, out of fear for criticism from supporters of the ongoing Vietnam War. Anyway, the album topped the UK Charts and peaked at #12 in the USA.

Let’s get paranoid again…

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AMERICA Went PARANOID 50 Years Ago Today

7 January 2021

Band: BLACK SABBATH
Active: 1968–2006, 2011–2017
LP: PARANOID – the band’s 2nd LP

Released: 50 years ago today – 7th January 1971 – in the US.
Great timing for the album’s 50th birthday, right?
Score: #12 in America and #1 in the UK (where the LP came
out in Sept 1970).

Rolling Stone review: “It’s impossible to imagine what heavy metal would have
become without the iconic gloomy riff of ‘Iron Man’ the musical thickness of ‘War
Pigs’ and the rapid-fire chugging of ‘Paranoid.’… The music is dark and gloomy with
blues-inspired guitar riffs.’Paranoid’ was the sound of Black Sabbath’s reality, a plea for understanding that would resonate with millions of people feeling the same disaffection.”

Ozzy Osbourne: “Music gave me everything. I don’t have a trick,
I don’t know why, I don’t know how. I suppose it’s just what my fate
was, do you know what I mean?”

Key tracks: War Pigs / Paranoid / Iron Man

– WAR PIGS –

– PARANOID –

– IRON MAN –

Full album…

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‘PARANOID’ Album By Metal Pioneers BLACK SABBATH Turned 50

20 September 2020

Band: BLACK SABBATH
Active: 1968–2006, 2011–2017
Album: PARANOID – the band’s 2nd LP

Released: 18 September 1970 – 50 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK (there only No 1 LP in England) and #12 in the US

Rolling Stone review: “It’s impossible to imagine what heavy metal would have become without the iconic gloomy riff of ‘Iron Man’ the musical thickness of ‘War Pigs’ and the rapid-fire chugging of ‘Paranoid.’… From the first track to the last, Ozzy Osbourne’s cutting voice outlines any manner of topics that would feature in metal over the next few generations: imminent doom, drug casualties, nuclear war, brutality, uncaring autocrats, cosmically fated love and general disillusionment. The music is dark and gloomy with blues-inspired guitar riffs that other groups have Xeroxed into an unrecognizable oblivion. Paranoid was the sound of Black Sabbath’s reality, a plea for understanding that would resonate with millions of people feeling the same disaffection, many of whom would form groups like Metallica, Pantera and Slipknot – groups that would change the face of metal, as well as the world.”

Ozzy Osbourne: “I got rabies shots for biting the head
off a bat but that’s OK – the bat had to get Ozzy shots.”

Key tracks: War Pigs / Paranoid / Iron Man

– WAR PIGS –

– PARANOID –

– IRON MAN –

Full album…

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