Category - My Music

Cover Up Track 1 – Paranoid

As some of you may know, I’m working on a collection of cover versions that have some personal meanings to me, recording them in my own style and (where applicable) having guest musicians to participate. The first track is the famous Black Sabbath tune, Paranoid. Why Paranoid? Well, I’ll let you into a little secret about what memory this song evokes.

Way back when I was in my first band, the lead guitarist left and the honors passed down to me, and one of the songs we played at the time was Paranoid by Black Sabbath. Well, during one practice a few mates (who were also musicians) popped in and when it came to the solo (which I hadn’t learnt) I fudged some out of key shambles and was met with some rather obvious sniggers and open laughter and this made me do one simple thing. Vow never to play a guitar solo in front of anyone until I could actually do a decent job. So, with that image still in my head, it seemed only fitting that the first track I work on was Paranoid. All that’s left is to get some vocals added and we’re good to go on this one. 🙂