I Think I'm Paranoid (3:38)

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“I Think I’m Paranoid” is a song by Garbage, the second single released from their second album Version 2.0. It was released in the summer of 1998 and became a hit in many parts of the world following up on the success of previous single releases “Stupid Girl” and “Push It”.

“I Think I’m Paranoid” was written and recorded at Smart Studios during the 1997 sessions for Version 2.0. It was originally titled ‘Bend Me’.

Bass on “I Think I’m Paranoid” is by Daniel Shulman, Todd Malcolm Michelles provides the scratching, and the song also contains samples from ‘Underfire’ by electronic duo Terminalhead.

In keeping with Version 2.0’s sonically dense production, “I Think I’m Paranoid” contains over 120 audio tracks.

“I Think I’m Paranoid” was issued as a single worldwide in July 1998. A hit in the US, the song was also popular in the UK, reaching #9, making it the band’s fourth consecutive Top 10 hit.

Worldwide, “I Think I’m Paranoid” was backed by B-sides “Deadwood”, purged from “Version 2.0” at the last minute, and “Afterglow”. “Deadwood” was written and recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin during the 1997 sessions for the band’s second album Version 2.0. Driven by an acoustic guitar and moody bass, “Deadwood” is a tale of a relationship gone too far to the point of no return. “Deadwood” appeared on early tracklistings for Version 2.0, however it failed to make the cut for the album and eventually saw the light of day as a b-side on the second Version 2.0 single release. Bass guitar on “Deadwood” was played by Daniel Shulman. “Deadwood” is published by Deadarm Music/Almo Music Corp (ASCAP) and Vibecrusher Music/Irving Music, Inc (BMI).

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