Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, known as ‘Prince Of Darkness,’ spoke in a recent interview with Raised On Radio and revealed the interesting detail about the iconic Paranoid album of the band.
Paranoid was the second album of Black Sabbath, which was released in 1970, and it includes songs like War Pigs, Iron Man, Paranoid, and more. Also, it reached at the top of the charts list of UK Albums Chart.
In the conversation, Ozzy mentioned that they recorded the Paranoid as a last-second song and recorded it after few jams together. Furthermore, he explained why the album was named Paranoid.
Ozzy stated the album name was meant to be ‘War Pigs’ because this name was representing the band members. But, the Paranoid single was exploded on the charts and that’s why they changed the name of this album.
Here is what Ozzy Osbourne said:
“I always remember this, when we were recording the album – Black Sabbath, ‘Paranoid’ – we were gonna call the album ‘War Pigs.’ When you look at the album cover – three guys looking like pygmies, the album was called ‘War Pigs.’
Roger, the producer, said we need a few more minutes to finish the album, he said, ‘Just jam something.’ And so we jammed ‘Paranoid,‘ the song. It took a fly off the charts, so we named the album ‘Paranoid.'”
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