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Mike Pachelli looks at "Paranoid" by English heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. "Paranoid" was recorded at Regent Sound Studios and Island Studios in London, England and released in 1970 as the bands very first single. It was the title track of Black Sabbath’s 2nd release, Paranoid, and their only album to go to number one on the UK album charts.

The song was written last minute, while in the studio, on request by the label for the band to pen a single. Once the band heard the Tony Iommi guitar lick, bassist Geezer Butler quickly wrote the lyrics. Ozzy was still reading them while he recorded the vocals. The song was written and recorded in 25 minutes!

Mike plays a Gibson USA SG Standard in the lesson.

Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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Words and Music by Anthony Iommi, John Osbourne, William Ward and Terence Butler
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