Geezer Butler (from Guitar World
magazine, March 2004): "A lot of the Paranoid
album was written around the time of our first album, Black Sabbath
. We recorded the whole thing in about two or three days, live in the studio. The song '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."
Tim - Miramichi, Canada