Geezer Butler Quotes

Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler (born 17 July 1949) is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He has also recorded with Heaven & Hell, GZR, and Ozzy Osbourne.

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Geezer Butler


If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.

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Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.

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Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.

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We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest bands around at that time. We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!

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I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me.

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The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.

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To me, Sabbath was always just a really heavy blues band. That s all we were. We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.

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What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.

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If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling.

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Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death.

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I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in

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Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second.

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I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now.

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I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.

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It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world.

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