poisin ivy wrote:
The bassline in 'Mainline Riders' sounds alot like the bass in 'Heaven and Hell' (hmmm you think Geezer kinda ripped it off?). Ozzy even does backup vocals on 'Sugar Rain'. Anyone else dig this one? :)
I dig it. Geoff Nicholls, who was the guitarist in Quartz wrote the bassline to "Heaven and Hell". He was the acting bass player when Dio and Iommi initially hooked up in LA. Geezer was apparently on the fence whether he wanted to relaunch Sabbath or do some other project. In the Decibel Hall of Fame article for that album, Geezer credits Nicholls for the bassline, and that he would have been unable to write a bassline that simple during that timeframe.