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TV Crimes

"TV Crimes"
TV Crimes.jpg
Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Dehumanizer
B-side"Letters from Earth" & "Time Machine"
ReleasedJuly 1992
Format7" / 12"
GenreHeavy Metal
Length3:58
LabelI.R.S./Reprise
Songwriter(s)Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler
Producer(s)Reinhold Mack
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Feels Good to Me"
(1990)
"TV Crimes"
(1992)
"The Hand that Rocks the Cradle"
(1994)
Audio sample

"TV Crimes" is a song by British rock band Black Sabbath from their 1992 album Dehumanizer. The single was the band's last to chart in the UK. The song's lyrics deal with scandals involving televangelists in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Music video

The music video, directed by Nigel Dick, was shot in Los Angeles. It features the band performing on a television that has been stolen. According to Geezer Butler in an interview featured on Hangin' with Heaven and Hell, the video was shot prior to the Los Angeles riots of 1992. Butler has also commented that the video has nothing at all to do with the lyrics of the song and "makes no sense".

Track listing

7" single

  • 1. "TV Crimes" – 3:58
  • 2. "Letters from Earth" (Alternate version) – 4:41

12" single

  • 1. "TV Crimes" – 3:58
  • 2. "Letters from Earth (Alternate version) – 4:41
  • 3. "Time Machine (Wayne's World version) – 4:25

12" picture disc

  • 1. "TV Crimes" – 3:58
  • 2. "Letters from Earth" (alternate version) – 4:41
  • 3. "The Mob Rules" (live) – 3:17

CD Digipack (two discs)

Disc 1

  • 1. "TV Crimes" – 4:01
  • 2. "Letters from Earth" – 4:41
  • 3. "Paranoid" (Live) – 3:28

Disc 2

  • 1. "TV Crimes" – 4:01
  • 2. "Mob Rules" (Live) – 3:18
  • 3. "Heaven and Hell" (Live) – 8:51

Chart positions

Chart (1992) Position
UK Singles Chart 33