Original Album: Plastic Planet
Track: Giving Up the Ghost
Happy (by now very belated) 59th Birthday to the father of the wah-wah, downtuned bass: Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer Butler"!
Not content to let Tony Iommi be the only one to downtune his instrument, Geezer followed his lead, and became the guy that literally put the heavy in heavy metal, setting the standard for countless* metal bands to come. To this day, it's rare to find metal music that hasn't been influenced by this genesis of the darker elements, Geezer's bass, and his lyrics fascinated with the black arts, death, destruction, and what lay beyond.
Times and bands change, though, and today I thought I would honor what Geezer has done ex-Sabbath. He quit Sabbath in mid-1984, forming the Geezer ButleR BAND, which included his nephew (Peter) Pedro Howse. …