BLACK SABBATH paranoid, war pigs, iron man, fairies wear boots NEMS transparent vinyl NEX 01
BLACK SABBATH: Paranoid, War Pigs, Iron Man, Fairies wear boots MAXI SINGLE. Fantastic front cover picture! clear vinyl, RARE 33RPM 12 NEX 01
Black Sabbath ?-Paranoid
Label: Nems ?-12 NEX 01
Format: Vinyl, 12″”, EP, 33 ? RPM, Clear
Genre: Hard Rock, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal
A2 War Pigs
B1 Iron Man
B2 Fairies Wear Boots
Printed By -Garrod & Lofthouse
Phonographic Copyright (p) -Nems Records Ltd.
Published By -Essex Music International Ltd.
Bass [Guitar] -“”Geezer”” Butler*
Drums -Bill Ward
Guitar [Guitars] -Tony Iommi
Producer -Rodger Bain
Vocals -Ozzy Osbourne
Written-By -Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*
Produced for Tony Hall Enterprises.
Catalog number also printed as “”12NEX01″” on the labels.
[P] NEMS 1982
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Matrix / Runout (Side A): 12-NEX 01 A1 tone PRT london
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 12-NEX 01 B1 tone PRT london
These days, Ozzy Osbourne is an old, mumbling idiot who prostitutes himself for the entertainment of people who watch corny shows on MTV, but back in 1968 he formed the rock band Black Sabbath with Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. In 1970, they released the single ‘Paranoid’, from the album of the same name. Iommi came up with riff while the rest of the band was out to lunch. When they returned, the band recorded the track within a couple of minutes. The lyrics had not been written yet so vocalist Osbourne sang whatever came to mind. The final version contained different lyrics penned by bassist and principal lyricist Butler. The song became a big hit, reaching number 4 in the UK. It subsequently landed in the annual Top 100 of all times chart from Radio Veronica, which is where I got to hear the track in the mid-Eighties.