Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler’s solo career has never had the commercial clout of Ozzy Osbourne’s, nor the pulling power of Tony Iommi, whose all-star 2000 album Iommi featured guest vocalists Dave Grohl, Serj Tankian, Billy Corgan and more, but three albums the bassist released between 1995 and 2005 remain cult modern metal classics.
Those three albums are finally getting long-overdue vinyl reissues. The trio includes 1995’s industrial metal-tinged Plastic Planet, released under the band name G/Z/R and featuring Fear Factory’s Burton C Bell on vocals, 1997’s sci-fi inspired Black Science and 2005’s back-to-basics Ohmwork.
While Geezer himself admits that none of albums set the world on fire, he’s rightly proud of them. “I’m always writing, it’s one of my hobbies,” he told Classic Rock in 2016. “And because Sabbath weren’t writing at the time, I had all this stuff to get out of my system. I’m proud of them. They sounded raw and pissed off.”
Plastic Planet, Black Science and Ohmwork are released via BMG on October 30.
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- Black Sabbath - Never Say Die! - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $33.00, €33.90 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 16:40)on September 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
BLACK SABBATH Never Say Die! (1978 UK Vertigo 'spaceship' label 9-track vinyl LP, their eighth studio album including the singles Hard Road and the title track. The fully laminated picture sleeve comes with the illustrated credits inner and showsjust a little shelfwear & age while the vinyl remains in excellent condition)
- Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy - Dutch - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.00, €22.60 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 17:26)on September 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
BLACK SABBATH Technical Ecstasy (1976 Dutch 8-track vinyl LP on Vertigo 'Spaceship' label, including Back Street Kids & You Won't Change Me. The vinyl looks barely played within the glossy picture sleeve)
- Black Sabbath - Mob Rules - Picture sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.50, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:35)on September 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
BLACK SABBATH Mob Rules (1981 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also includes Die Young [Live], housed in a picture sleeve. The sleeve has only a few signs of age with some ringwear, and the vinyl has only very light signs of play SAB5)
- Black Sabbath - Die Young + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.50, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:38)on September 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
BLACK SABBATH Die Young (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also includes a live version of Heaven And Hell. The picture sleeve displays some light general wear whilst the vinyl appears barely played SAB4)
- Black Sabbath - Turn Up The Night - UK - 7" picture disc - £15.00, $16.50, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:43)on September 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
BLACK SABBATH Turn Up The Night (1981 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including Lonely Is The Word SABP6)