The Incredible Shrinking Dickies was the 1979 first album by the California punk band The Dickies. The album included the group's notable cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", which reached No. 45 in the UK charts in July 1979. It was pressed on at least four different colors of vinyl (blue, yellow, orange, clear) and was produced by John Hewlett, who in the late 1960s was a member of the UK garagepunk quartet John's Children, which for a short while included Marc Bolan as guitarist.
In a review of the "Paranoid" single for The Morning Record & Journal, Ted Drozdowski wrote: "With names like Chuck Wagon, Billy Club and Stan Lee, the Dickies try to come off as another new wave band, but don't quite make it. Sure, they're raw and raucous. Yes, their music has a tight, fast rhythm and buzz-saw guitar playing. Of course, they can't sing. They don't have to. They're punks... or so they'd have us believe. Actually, punk motivation is totally lacking from the Dickies material. At best, they provide a noisy, abrasive parody of some of the classic themes of late sixties rock and roll."