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)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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

  • March 19, 2019 at 9:45 pm

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


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