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Why did this old German cover of Sabbath’s “Paranoid” turn into this?

Lore has it that Black Sabbath wrote and recorded their classic “Paranoid” in a blur, taking just a couple of days from start to finish. Geezer Butler was responsible for lyrics, channeling the rage and confusion he felt as a teenager.

But in Germany, the song took on a whole new meaning thanks to a duo named Cindy and Bert. About a year after Sabbath released “Paranoid” as a single, they offered their own version which they turned into a tale about…Sherlock Holmes–specifically, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Er, okay.

(Via AV Club)

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One thought on “Why did this old German cover of Sabbath’s “Paranoid” turn into this?

  • “Er, okay.”????? Der Hund Von Baskerville is fucking awesome!!!!!


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