Geezer Butler names 5 bass albums that shaped his style

Geezer Butler
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With Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler embracing the freedom of life after Sabbath, he is releasing a box set of his solo albums, Manipulations Of The Mind. To mark the occasion, Bass Player sat down with the pioneer of metal bass guitar and talked about his career in Sabbath. You can read about that here.

But he also talked influences, and opened up on the five albums that made him the artists we know today. It's a list that features the obvious – Cream, Jack Bruce, of course! – and then some we might not have expected...

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.